04 May 2016

Sokoban lessons - Mazes

A maze is a structure without rooms (with regard to the concept of "room", see the explanation in "Sokoban lessons. Three boxes - with rooms"). In some cases, I also include puzzles with rooms, but only if these are equivalent to less than 8 % of the size of the puzzle. This criterion excludes puzzles that probably can be considered also mazes, but I have not found another criterion better.

With some exceptions, I do not include small puzzles (3, 4 boxes...).

You can download all puzzles (except commercial) here:
 
Mazes




Author: Yasuhiro Morita + Přemysl Zíka
Title: Sokoban Perfect #103 c
Set: Primus gradus ad Olympo #108
Comment: add 4 boxes, slight changes
Date: 1989. Remodel: December 2012
Difficulty: 7 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 518/105 (Sokobano)





Author: Yoshio Sakae
Title: Sokoban Revenge #272 隠し砦の3悪人 (3 villains hidden in the fortress)
Date: 1991
Difficulty: 5
Best moves/pushes: 484/83


See also other similar levels of Yoshio Sakae in Ultimate Sokoban (1996) stage 2 chapter 2 level 2, and stage 2 chapter 4 level 4.



Author: Hiroshi Yamamoto
Title: Sokoban Revenge #278 メビウス (Moebius)
Date: 1991
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 141/28




Author: J. Franklin Metzer
Title: Still More! #35
Date: 1993
Difficulty: 5
Best moves/pushes: 206/47





Author: David W. Skinner + York Shen
Title: Sasquatch #37 a
Comment: added 12 boxes
Date: January 1999. Remodel: November 2002
Website (mirror): Sokoban puzzles by David W. Skinner
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 627/192 (xbluejimx)





Author: Yut + Jordi Domènech + stopheart + David Holland
Title: 一本道の迷路 (A road into the labyrinth) g
Date: c. June 1999. Remodel: 2010.7.23
URL: games.groups.yahoo.com/group/sokoban/message/3783
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 357/91




Author: David W. Skinner
Title: Sasquatch II #23
Date: August 1999

Website (mirror): Sokoban puzzles by David W. Skinner
Difficulty: 5.5
Best moves/pushes: 1475/113





Author: Aymeric du Peloux
Title: Microcosmos #22
Subtitle: Keno
Comment: Un de mes niveaux "chorégraphiques" où l'on fait "danser les caisses". Ce sont des niveaux "rotatifs" harmonieux (comme Microcosmos 09, 16 ou 31)
Date: August 2000
Website (mirror): Sokoban
Difficulty: 5 (A. du P.)
Best moves/pushes: 170/57





Author: Kevin B. Reilly + Jordi Domènech
Title: kevin671 a
Set: The beautiful wordl of remodels 5 #10
Comment: redraw and reduce map
Date: September 2000. Remodel: 2012.5.24
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 645/191





Author: David W. Skinner
Title: Sasquatch V #46
Date: December 2001
 
Website (mirror): Sokoban puzzles by David W. Skinner
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 1378/328 (Georgi Georgiev)





Author: David W. Skinner
Title: Microban II #133 Pulsar
Date: April 2002
 
Website (mirror): Sokoban puzzles by David W. Skinner
Difficulty: 3
Best moves/pushes: 618/11





Author: Evgeny Grigoriev
Title: Grigr2002 #116 Sheriff
Date: July 2002
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 343/87





Author: François Marques
Title: Le concurs du moi #24 The maze
Comment: Le concurs du mois de février 2003
Date: 2003/01/22
Website: sokoban.online.fr/
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 1545/280 (Sokobano)





Author: Panda + York Shen
Title: Panda 92 #58
Date: c. 2004
Difficulty: 8.5
Best moves/pushes: 886/232





Author: Ghislain Martin
Title: SokoStation #227 PETITE SPIRALE
Date: 2005/08/10
Website: www.sokoban.fr
Difficulty: 5
Best moves/pushes: 223/7




Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: Quagmire #43
Date: October 2005
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 301/48





Author: Sven Egevad
Title: SE 1335
Date: 2005
Website: www.egevad.nu/sven/
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 211/51




Author: Sven Egevad
Title: SE 1563
Date: 2006
Website: www.egevad.nu/sven/
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 353/77



 
Author: Ivelin Georgiev Ivanov
Title: The Adventurer #1 Lost Trinity
Date: March 2007
Difficulty: 4
Best moves/pushes: 642/139




Author: Martí Homs
Title: Interesting Device-Based Levels #6 arr.
Date: 2007
Difficulty: 8
Best moves/pushes: 907/60

These "devices" (or "gates", according to the terminology of Dries De Clercq) are really crazy. Take it calmly.




Author: Dries De Clercq
Title: Gate #3 arr.
Date: 2007
Difficulty: 8.5
Best moves/pushes: 972/134




Author: Vipul Patel
Title: Sokodeal #39
Date: September 2008
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 1531/482

I have rotated 90º the original level.





Author: W. M. Dekker
Title: Soundextensions and Circles #6 Circle 1
Date: March 2009
Difficulty: 1
Best moves/pushes: 1372/2





Author: David W. Skinner
Title: Sasquatch IX #36
Date: April 2009
 

Website (mirror): Sokoban puzzles by David W. Skinner
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 303/98 (Georgi Georgiev)





Author: XiBei Tian Lang
Title: 卧薪尝胆 (Revival)
Date: 2010.1.25
URL: bbs.mf8-china.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=46703&extra=page%3D3&page=5
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 201/21





Author: Kevin Cassol
Title: Fusion #2
Date: July 2011
URL: www.letslogic.com/puzzle_info.php?id=17982
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 4271/1398 (Ficko)





Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: First levels #243 EU - chaos and tragedy
Date: May 2012
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 8
Best moves/pushes: 23357/4334 (Archanfel)





Author: laizhufu
Title: 六道轮回 (Six Samsara)
Comment:
佛教的轮回:“六道轮回”,他们认为一切有生命的东西,如不寻求“解脱”,就永远在“六道” (天、人、阿修罗、畜生、饿鬼、地狱) 中生死相续,无有止息。你相信吗?
Date: 2012.5.30
URL: bbs.mf8-china.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=72975&extra=page%3D1&page=51
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 608/156





Author: laizhufu
Title: 北斗七星 (Big Dipper)
Date: 2012.12.14
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 639/195

In the initial position, placed boxes and not placed boxes, draw a double "Big Dipper" (the seven stars more visible of the Ursa Major). The goals area is the Chinese number seven, 七 (by the 7 stars). The interior walls are the Chinese characters - though slightly deformed - 北斗 (above) and 星 (below), so that together with the character 七 (goals area) they form the word 北斗七星 ("Big Dipper").





Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: Primus gradus ad Olympo #20
Date: December 2012
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 6 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 646/160




Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: Primus gradus ad Olympo #27
Date: December 2012
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 5 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 433/152





Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: Primus gradus ad Olympo #48
Date: December 2012
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 4.5 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 203/72





Author: Alberto Garcia + Jordi Domènech
Title: Alberto Garcia remixed #78
Comment: based on Fantasy #50
Date: January 2013
Website: sokoban-jd.blogspot.com
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 474/78 (Findus)




Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: Tertius gradus ad Olympo #23
Date: I.2014-XI.2015
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 6 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 445/114





Author: niwa
Title: Square Dance #27 Twisted
Date: 2014
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 458/80





Author: niwa
Title: Square Dance #31 Classical Labyrinth #2
Date: 2014.3.9
URL: sokoban.org/level.php?id=169
Difficulty: 9
Best moves/pushes: 4875/439

Probably, the best maze of all time.





Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: Quagmire 3 #10 Bread and Circuses
Date: April 2014
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 277/60





Author: David Buchweitz
Title: Chrysalis Collection 9 #37
Date: May 2014
Website: www.letslogic.com
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 746/141 (ejsantos123)




Author: Jordi Domènech
Title: Life #26 Marrakesh souk
Date: December 2015
Website: sokoban-jd.blogspot.com
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 675/96





Author: Jordi Domènech
Title: 2016 - Happy New Year
Date: January 2016
URL: www.letslogic.com/puzzle_info.php?id=93241
Difficulty: 3
Best moves/pushes: 2016/329

The goal of this maze is to solve it in 2016 moves.




14 April 2016

Sokoban lessons - Seven boxes (with rooms)

As in other Sokoban lessons, in this selection of puzzles of seven boxes (with rooms), I tried to choose levels fun to solve, and that the most of authors will be represented.

An author highlights in a special way: Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha). All its levels of seven boxes are excellent, small jewels.

See also "Lines (5-8 boxes)".

With regard to the concept of "room", see the explanation in "Sokoban lessons - Three boxes (with rooms)".

You can download all puzzles (except commercial) here:





Author: Takahiro Suzushima
Title: Soukoban (Riverhill Soft, Game Gear) #256
Date: December 1990. Published later in Sokoban Revenge (1991) #40 Relaxation
Difficulty: 5
Best moves/pushes: 540/189

Beautiful level with three columns and storage area.





Author: monry
Title: monry-light #59 直四と直三 (Three and four straight)
Date: 1998.11.15
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 503/113

Simple level, but not obvious.





Author: Hirohiko Nakamiya
Title: Nakamiya #07
Comment: published also in Monster Sokoban 7-7
Date: c. July 2000
Website: miya.s16.xrea.com/selection/bannin/
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 212/34

Logic level. It seems easy, but it is not...





Author: Aymeric du Peloux
Title: Picokosmos #3
Subtitle: Prison (Jail)
Comment: Pour sortir de la prison, ça va. Mais pour la reconstruire,
c'est autre chose.
Date: September 2001
Website (mirror): www.onlinespiele-sammlung.de/sokoban/sokobangames/nabokos/
Difficulty: 9 (A. du P.)
Best moves/pushes: 191/49

A pseudo square inside a cross-shaped structure... If it rains and do not know what to do, you can entertain yourself with this one.





Author: Aymeric du Peloux
Title: Picokosmos #13
Subtitle: Bateau (boat)
Comment: Le thème du sablier ou des vases communicants. Pas de problème
d'espace, mais il faut tout de même trouver le bon chemin.
Date: November 2001
Website (mirror): www.onlinespiele-sammlung.de/sokoban/sokobangames/nabokos/
Difficulty: 9 (A. du P.)
Best moves/pushes: 191/78

Two halves... Try not to spend your life moving boxes from one half to another... My difficulty rating: 7.5.





Author: David Holland + Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha) + François Marques
Title: bagatelle #10 bis
Date: 2002.5.8
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 364/79

Very elegant remodel of François Marques. Later remodels of this level by GRIGoRusha would result in #127 Ziko-City.





Author: Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Title: Grigr2002 #120 Depth
Date: July 2002
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 488/154

Nice rotatory level with storage in the center.





Author: Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Title: Grigr2002 #121 Honour
Date: July 2002
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 574/174

Fantastic rotatory level! Try not to spend hours and hours rotating the boxes around... See also the similar level GrigrSpecial #15, perhaps a little more difficult.





Author: František Pokorný
Title: #33 Chair and table
Date: December 2003
Website: kantorek.webzdarma.cz/sokobana.htm
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 217/46

Amazing level, much more difficult than it seems.





Author: Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Title: GrigrSpecial #13 Soldafon
Date: March 2004
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 7.5
Best moves/pushes: 398/121

This puzzle and the next are very studied and difficult levels with non-obvious moves.





Author: Nakamiya + Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Title: GrigrSpecial #14 Lost Hunter
Comment: for Nakamiya
Date: March 2004
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 7.5
Best moves/pushes: 393/106 





Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: 81 #20
Date: November 2004
Difficulty: 4.5
Best moves/pushes: 124/19

Simple and beautiful logic level.





Author: Kevin B. Reilly
Title: #2021
Date: c. 2005
Difficulty: 5
Best moves/pushes: 109/24

Not too difficult, but very nice.





Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: TBox5 #14
Date: September 2005
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 259/47

These four levels of TBox5 are little jewels. Incredibly good and fun to solve!





Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: TBox5 #26
Date: September 2005
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 262/65 





Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: TBox5 #39
Date: September 2005
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 489/112 





Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: TBox5 #40
Date: September 2005
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 391/114





Author: Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Title: GrigrSpecial02a
Set: Remodel Club #88
Date: 2005.10.6
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 8
Best moves/pushes: 638/148

Incredible miniature "six+"! Obviously, the biggest problem is to place the box in D4 - and then build the "six". To do this, you must keep open the puzzle, to be able to turn around. The problem is: where to place the 6 remaining boxes?





Author: Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Title: GrigrStar #14 First Goal
Date: 2006.1.15
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 393/111

Goals = number "1". Minimalist storage, it needs subtle moves. Fun to solve.





Author: Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Title: GrigrStar #27 Good House
Date: 2008.1.25
Website: grigr.narod.ru/sokoban.htm
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 324/109

Beautiful level and fun storage!





Author: Edwin Abbot
Title: Flatland #3
Date: December 2009
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 343/115

Technically, is not a perfect level, because the only difficulty is to place the first box. It is the same defect that other levels in this excellent collection. However, it is not at all easy.





Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: First levels #133
Date: 2011
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 5.5
Best moves/pushes: 457/130

Simple and fun rotatory level, in the clasic Přemysl Zíka style.





Author: Thomas Reinke
Title: Quagmire 2 #35 Pardon the Interruption
Date: November 2011
Difficulty: 8
Best moves/pushes: 335/87

Small nitghmare. Take it calmly.
The best puzzles of 7 boxes of Thomas Reinke are "lines": see TBox2 #8 and Quagmire3 #32 and #90, posted in "Lines (5-8 boxes)".





Author: Marcus Hof
Title: Revenge 35 #16
Date: November 2011
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 228/69

Marcus Hof has other puzzles of 7 boxes more difficult, but these four simple levels are my favorites.





Author: Marcus Hof
Title: Revenge 36 #36 arr.
Date: January 2012
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 291/87





Author: Marcus Hof
Title: Revenge 36 #122
Date: January 2012
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 486/166





Author: Marcus Hof
Title: Revenge 38 #55
Date: May 2012
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 481/106 





Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: Primus gradus ad Olympo #49
Date: December 2012
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 5.5 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 424/159

Fun storage level.





Author: David Buchweitz + Jordi Domènech
Title: Chrysalis Collection 8 #13 a
Set: The beautiful world of remodels 5 #40
Websites:
www.letslogic.com
sokoban-jd.blogspot.com

Date: 2013.11.13
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 391/54

Logic.





Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: Secundus gradus ad Olympo #19
Date: December 2013
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 6.5 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 231/82
 

Strange pinwheel.




Author: Přemysl Zíka
Title: Tertius gradus ad Olympo #10
Date: I.2014-XI.2015
Website: www.zusbreznice.cz/rozvrhy-zika-premysl-sokoban.cz
Difficulty: 5 (P.Z.)
Best moves/pushes: 554/127

Excellent! It is a puzzle that could sign Yoshio Sakae.





Author: niwa
Title: Square Dance #23 'r1'
Date: January 2015
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 559/100

Fun storage level. The great difficulty is that there is always a box of hindrance in the storage area...





Author: niwa
Title: Square Dance #25 Picasso
Date: January 2015
Difficulty: 7
Best moves/pushes: 636/97


Tricky level... Really, it looks like a face of Picasso...




Author: Morganine
Title: Randoms #41
Date: July 2015
Difficulty: 6.5
Best moves/pushes: 404/102

Claustrophobic level with several non-obvious moves.





Author: Morganine
Title: Randoms #71 arr.
Date: July 2015
Difficulty: 6
Best moves/pushes: 407/103

Level of ugly look, but surprising: is more complicated than it seems.




Other puzzles

- Edwin Abbot 2


- Serg Belyaev
svb382
 

- Kevin Cassol
SokoChallenge 13
 

- Jordi Domènech
Magic Sokoban 1 43 (Kevin Cassol)
The beautiful world of remodels 5 40
Alberto Garcia remixed 59
 

- Sven Egevad
SE 804
 

- Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha)
Grigr2001 37
GrigrSpecial 15, 20 (see also Remodel Club 93), 25
GrigrStar 8
GrigrSun 5
Remodel Club 68, 92, 96, 105
 

- Marcus Hof
Revenge 22 3; 30 17, 25; 36 36, 103, 116, 118; 37 41
 

- David Holland
cantrip2 3
 

- Morganine
Randoms 6, 82
 

- Yoshio Murase
handmade 35
 

- František Pokorný 51
 

- Kevin B. Reilly 1506
 

- Thomas Reinke
TBox 49, 50
TBox5 13, 28
Calx 7
Anomaly2 27
Quagmire2 17, 21, 47
Quagmire3 23
 

- Shaggath
V2009 144
V2010 151
V2014 19


 - David W. Skinner
Sasquatch XI 11

- Keijo Sopuli
KEAS Collection 14
 

- Eric F. Tchong
Atlas4 12
 

- Thinking Rabbit
Sokoban Perfect 190 (Hidemitsu Kobayashi), 230
 

- Přemysl Zíka
Primus Gradus ad Olympo 46, 48
Secundus Gradus ad Olympo 17
Tertius Gradus ad Olympo 11