Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 121
I imagine Vulcans to be extremely good at games and puzzles of logic. Or perhaps even nerdy trekkies should be good at that kind of thing, right?

Ok, here is a (non-commercial) test/puzzle used in Japanese job applications.

Only 10% of the Japanese applicants solve the puzzle within 15 minutes....and I do not belong to that group , it took me an embarrasing 21 minutes to figure it out.

Here are the rules, note them down, because the text explaining them is in Japanese.
Object: move the people across the river.
- There can only go 2 people on the raft at the same time.
- The prisoner cannot stay behind with the family without the cop.
- The father cannot stay behind with the daughters without the mother present.
- The mother cannot stay behind with the sons without the father present.
- Only the cop, the father and the mother can operate the raft.

Start the test here, don't mind the japanese and press the round button.

If you did the test, please let us know below here how much time it took (if you finished it at all). I'll post the solution after nobody has posted for a while.
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 20
# 2
10-10-2012, 02:17 AM
I spent a frustrating 15 minutes on the test, I cannot see how it is possible to solve it. I always wind up in a position where I cannot see any possible next move.

I guess I'm not Vulcan enough....maybe I'll try it later when I had a bit to drink, my logic engine works better with some lubrication.
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 20
# 3
10-10-2012, 03:09 AM
Did it again, solved it in 4 minutes flat.

But I guess if you add that to my previous failed attempt, I didn't make it under 15 mins.
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 374
# 4
10-10-2012, 03:17 AM
i dont understand all the hate in this game and stopped playing it after 3 minutes.
What ? Calaway.
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 750
# 5
10-10-2012, 05:53 AM
Took me a few minutes, but I got it down.


Cop + prisoner
Cop returns
Cop + boy
Cop + prisoner returns
Dad + boy
Dad returns
Mom + Dad
Mom returns
Cop + prisoner
Dad returns
Mom + dad
Mom returns
Mom + girl
Cop + prisoner returns
Cop + girl
Cop returns
Cop + prisoner

End of spoilers.

Last edited by fulleatherjacket; 10-10-2012 at 05:57 AM.
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,356
# 6
10-10-2012, 10:23 AM
Father can't be left alone with daughters, and mother can't be left alone with the sons... And I thought incest had been legalized in Japan

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