Cups and peas puzzles

This variation on the tilt theme requires you to capture all the peas in cups of matching colour. An empty cup will always rotate to catch a pea, but will also drop it again, at the first opportunity. So re-arranging the peas is one half of the challenge and synchronising their capture is the other. Applet by Graham, making use of the same generic class files as the magnetic block puzzles.

 
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The puzzles will appear in a pop-up frame. Full instructions and an introduction to each sample are listed below. This applet only illustrates a few sample puzzles, to explore the full collection, you must visit henleymob.

Puzzle Title Notes
Sample 1 3x3 maze A simple exercise in pea management.
Sample 2 The spiral Use the black cup to fill the spiral. Tricky to finish.
Sample 3 No walls No walls and no black cups to help you.
Sample 4 The big L Harder than it looks.
Sample 5 Catherine wheel As hard as it looks.

Watch this list for new and more varied samples in the future.


Aim
Your challenge is to fill all the cups simultaneously with peas of their respective colour. Unoccupied cups will always rotate to catch a pea if possible, but will also drop a pea if the path is clear. Black cups are spare, thay do not have matching peas.

Controls
Use the Menu drop-list to select a puzzle.
Use Actions/Save to record a move sequence.
Use Actions/Load to load your own encoded puzzle (not useful yet).

Movement
Use the cursor keys or tilt buttons to tilt the tray.

Keys
space button - resets current puzzle


concept – Andy Williams & Graham Rogers
puzzles – © Andrea Gilbert 2001-2002
applet – © Graham Rogers 2001