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Toads And Frogs Puzzle
in 2D

Here's a 2-dimensional variant of the Toads and Frogs puzzle. The rules are virtually identical. Frogs only move rightward or downward, toads can only move leftward and upward. A piece can jump over another piece of a different kind, provided the square on which it lands is empty. The goal of the puzzle of course is to cause frogs and toads to swap their positions.

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References

  1. W.W.Rouse Ball and H.S.M.Coxeter, Mathematical Recreations and Essays, Dover, 1987

Copyright © 1996-2008 Alexander Bogomolny



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