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Chinese IQ Test: Crossing the river

I found a really nice logic puzzle game / IQ Test on the internet today. So, I thought I should share it here since we have a new Logic section on Brilliant already.

Here is a direct link to the game file (it loads on the browser itself and is ~600 Kb). Open the link and the game will open on your browser (assuming you've updated your Adobe Flash player).

Since the game is in Chinese Language, I managed to find an instruction sheet on how to play written in English. Please read it before playing the game. Here are the instructions:

Instructions

Instructions

There is indeed a solution to this problem and it isn't a trick (I verified it myself).

Happy gaming and happy puzzle solving. :)

Note by Prasun Biswas
1 year, 11 months ago

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Here is my solution (there are only two solutions):

T Guard and Prisoner

B Guard

T Guard and Boy

B Guard and Prisoner

T Father and Boy

B Father

T Father and Mother

B Mother

T Guard and Prisoner

B Father

T Father and Mother

B Mother

T Mother and Daughter

B Guard and Prisoner

T Guard and Daughter

B Guard

T Guard and Prisoner

T stands for Take and B stands for Bring. Kamala Ramakrishnan · 1 year, 11 months ago

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Solved it! Mak DrBaljeet · 1 year, 11 months ago

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Yes, it is Chinese because I read them. It is traditional Chinese characters not used in Mainland China but Taiwan and Hong Kong. The puzzle can still be from Japan, as the cartoons look Japanese. Taiwanese may adapt it from the Japanese. I solved it but not in one minute. Chew-Seong Cheong · 1 year, 11 months ago

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It's Chinese, by the way. Jake Lai · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Jake Lai I said Japanese based on the details of the original web page of the instruction sheet. You can check it out yourself.

No offense but Chinese and Japanese looks all the same to me. :P Prasun Biswas · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Prasun Biswas (based on the image) It's written in Chinese. Chinese characters are a subset of Japanese Characters. And given that there are no "Japanese Connectors", this is written in Chinese.

The website just have the wrong attribution. Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Calvin Lin Good to know. Thanks for telling. :)

Maybe I should start learning Japanese properly. I know very limited Japanese (mostly learnt from watching anime :p). Prasun Biswas · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Prasun Biswas I tried learning Japanese because I was watching anime and wanted to stop reading the subtitles. I gave up after a while, because it was too much work lol. Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Calvin Lin Haha, I can relate. :D Prasun Biswas · 1 year, 11 months ago

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YES! I SOLVED IT! Raakin Kabir · 1 year ago

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very good game, but finished it easily Ashwath Srikanthan · 1 year, 11 months ago

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pretty easy game ...:)...just took 1 min... Vivek Modi · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Vivek Modi What is the guiding principle to find the series of steps? Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Calvin Lin umm...i started with the policeman and the thief and the rest was quite easy...maybe i was just lucky...:) Vivek Modi · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Vivek Modi You're quite clever then. :) Took me a whole lot more of time than that. Prasun Biswas · 1 year, 11 months ago

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Interesting and easy. Took only 2 minutes. Kumar R · 1 year, 11 months ago

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