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China Rings

iPhone / iPad
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  • Puzzle
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With the PlayMorph game system, we introduce a new way to look at puzzle games by allowing the player to explore his/hers path through the underlying road map of the puzzle. China Rings is the first puzzle of the series. Others are coming soon...

The Chinese Rings puzzle, also known as Baguenaudier, is thought to have originated in China in the 2nd century AD. Legend attributes the puzzle to General Hung Ming (A.D. 181-234), who gave it to his wife as a present to keep her busy while he was away at war.

Goal: move all the tokens to the right.
Rules: 1/ The topmost token can move freely. 2/ Others can only move if there is a token in the row just above on the left column AND then, no token all the way to the top of the left column.

The diagram represents the road map of the puzzle. It shows all the possible situations and paths between them. The yellow node represents the starting situation; the red and white target represents the goal situation. You may be surprised to discover that the diagram of this puzzle, far from being a maze, is entirely linear!

-Double touch the play screen to show/hide the underlying road map diagram of the puzzle.
-touch the top right green marble to show or hide info pages.
-touch the top left logo button to return to the menu screen.
-From the menu screen, touch PLAYBACK to watch your path through the road map of the puzzle during your last play.
-Move around the diagram and the mini play screen.
-Double touch the diagram to zoom in/out.
- Use the five bottom buttons to play back your last game and watch your path through the road map.
- From the menu screen, touch CONTINUE to resume your last session, or touch PLAY to start a new game.
-From the menu screen, touch SETTINGS to choose the number of tokens, their style and sounds.
-Touch SHOW SCORES to manage the best scores list.