# Tilt Puzzle

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Object: Move the marbles to their targets. There are many fixed and randomized setups to choose from.

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Click an arrow at the border to make all marbles simultaneously move one step away from the arrow (if the target position is unoccupied).

Click a double arrow at the border to make all marbles simultaneously slide over empty positions away from the arrow as far as possible. All the single arrows on a border have the same function, the same is true for the double arrows.

All positions a marble has visited or moves over are marked as such and cannot be visited by any marble again.

Good luck!

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Contributed by: Karl Scherer (April 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

## Details

The idea for this game stems from the simulation of marbles rolling on a tilted table.

You win if you manage to place all marbles on their corresponding target positions (which are marked by a colored circle with a black dot in the middle).

You lose if you overshoot a target with any marble or if you place the wrong marble on a target.

If a marble is on its target position, it can still be shifted away again (which causes you to lose the game) by clicking the wrong arrow button!

Beginners level: place all marbles on their corresponding target position.

Expert level: place all marbles on their corresponding target position at the same time (i.e., with the last move you move all marbles simultaneously to their corresponding target position). All 13 challenges given with fixed setups are solvable on the expert level!

Controls

arrows and double arrows

Each of the single arrow buttons on a border have the same effect: clicking one of them shifts all marbles in the direction of the arrow.

Each of the six double arrow buttons on a border have the same effect: clicking one of them shifts all marbles as far in the direction of the arrow as possible; that is, until they hit an obstacle.

Positions visited or passed over also count as obstacles in this game.

"challenge"

There are many challenges with fixed or randomized setups to choose from.

If you choose a randomized setup, an empty board without marbles or targets appears.

Click the board anywhere to let the system randomly drop a certain number of marbles and targets.

"<",">" setter bar

Click to select the previous or next challenge.

"reset"

"reset" takes you back to the scrambled starting position.

If you would like to see a differently randomized setup for this challenge, select a different challenge and then select the desired challenge again (use "<", then ">").

"moves:"

Counts the moves; useful when you compete for the fastest solution with your friends.

"back"

Click to take back the last move (works even if the "YOU LOST!" sign is up).

History

This puzzle was previously published as the Zillions game "Tilt" by the same author.

## Permanent Citation

Karl Scherer "Tilt Puzzle"
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/TiltPuzzle/
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: April 23 2014

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