# Sliding Block Puzzle

I am working on these Klotski puzzles which are really hard to solve, and I got stuck at this one: It tells me that the puzzle can be solved in 46 moves. I could show my progress, but since most people who help to solve them will use code, I do not think that that will be necessary. Thanks for helping, this might not be the last one I will ask for.

The dark brown block is not moveable and the red one has to be where the red dots are.

• Where does it come from ? My computer program couldn't solve it ; can we move the 1x1 piece on row 6 col 3 ? – classicalMpk Apr 14 at 16:45
• @classicalMpk It is an App called Klotski. Set 2 Level 31. And the brown block is not moveable. – calculatormathematical Apr 14 at 16:51
• I make it 102 moves where each move is moving a block by one cell. – FreddyFlares Apr 15 at 0:48
• The color choice makes difficult to tell which are the blocks, which is the floor and that the central square at the bottom is actually a brown block – melfnt Apr 15 at 21:53

Full solution in 46 moves:

 0
. a a a .
. a c a .
. . c . .
b b c d d
e b g d f
e h x i f

1
. a a a .
. a c a .
b b c . .
. b c d d
e . g d f
e h x i f

2
. a a a .
. a c a .
b b c . .
. b c d d
e g . d f
e h x i f

3
. a a a .
. a . a .
b b c . .
. b c d d
e g c d f
e h x i f

4
a a a . .
a . a . .
b b c . .
. b c d d
e g c d f
e h x i f

5
a a a d d
a . a d .
b b c . .
. b c . .
e g c . f
e h x i f

6
a a a d d
a . a d i
b b c . .
. b c . .
e g c . f
e h x . f

7
a a a d d
a . a d i
b b . . .
. b . c .
e g . c f
e h x c f

8
a a a d d
a . a d .
b b . i .
. b . c .
e g . c f
e h x c f

9
a a a d d
a . a d f
b b . i f
. b . c .
e g . c .
e h x c .

10
a a a d d
a . a d f
b b . i f
. b . . c
e g . . c
e h x . c

11
a a a d d
a . a d f
. . . i f
. . b b c
e g . b c
e h x . c

12
a a a d d
a e a d f
. e . i f
. . b b c
. g . b c
. h x . c

13
a a a d d
a e a d f
g e . i f
. . b b c
. . . b c
. h x . c

14
a a a d d
a e a d f
g e . i f
. . b b c
. . . b c
h . x . c

15
a a a d d
a e a d f
g e . i f
. . . . c
b b . . c
h b x . c

16
a a a d d
a . a d f
g . . i f
. . . . c
b b . e c
h b x e c

17
a a a d d
a . a d f
. . . i f
. g . . c
b b . e c
h b x e c

18
a a a d d
a . a d f
. . . . f
. g . . c
b b i e c
h b x e c

19
. . . d d
. . . d f
a a a . f
a g a . c
b b i e c
h b x e c

20
. . d d .
. . d . f
a a a . f
a g a . c
b b i e c
h b x e c

21
. . d d .
. . d . .
a a a f .
a g a f c
b b i e c
h b x e c

22
. . . d d
. . . d .
a a a f .
a g a f c
b b i e c
h b x e c

23
a a a d d
a . a d .
. . . f .
. g . f c
b b i e c
h b x e c

24
a a a d d
a . a d .
g . . f .
. . . f c
b b i e c
h b x e c

25
a a a d d
a f a d .
g f . . .
. . . . c
b b i e c
h b x e c

26
a a a d d
a f a d .
g f i . .
. . . . c
b b . e c
h b x e c

27
a a a d d
a f a d c
g f i . c
. . . . c
b b . e .
h b x e .

28
a a a d d
a f a d c
g f i . c
. . . . c
b b . . e
h b x . e

29
a a a d d
a f a d c
g f i . c
. . . . c
. . b b e
h . x b e

30
a a a d d
a f a d c
g f . . c
. . . . c
. . b b e
h i x b e

31
a a a d d
a . a d c
g . . f c
. . . f c
. . b b e
h i x b e

32
a a a d d
a . a d c
. . . f c
. . . f c
g . b b e
h i x b e

33
. . . d d
. . . d c
a a a f c
a . a f c
g . b b e
h i x b e

34
d d . . .
d . . . c
a a a f c
a . a f c
g . b b e
h i x b e

35
d d f . .
d . f . c
a a a . c
a . a . c
g . b b e
h i x b e

36
d d f c .
d . f c .
a a a c .
a . a . .
g . b b e
h i x b e

37
d d f c e
d . f c e
a a a c .
a . a . .
g . b b .
h i x b .

38
d d f c e
d . f c e
a a a c .
a . a b b
g . . . b
h i x . .

39
d d f c e
d . f c e
a a a c .
a . a b b
. . . . b
h i x . g

40
d d f c e
d . f c e
a a a c .
a . a b b
. . . . b
h . x i g

41
d d f c e
d . f c e
. . . c .
a a a b b
a . a . b
h . x i g

42
d d . c e
d f . c e
. f . c .
a a a b b
a . a . b
h . x i g

43
d d c . e
d f c . e
. f c . .
a a a b b
a . a . b
h . x i g

44
d d c . e
d f c . e
. f c b b
a a a . b
a . a . .
h . x i g

45
d d c . e
d f c . e
. f c b b
a a a . b
a . a . i
h . x . g

46
d d c . e
d f c . e
. f c b b
. . . . b
. a a a i
h a x a g

• Ok thank you, I have reached this position, only not in 16 moves. Would be nice if you'll provide the whole step by step solution. :)) – calculatormathematical Apr 14 at 21:44
• @calculatormathematical Full solution now. – Daniel Mathias Apr 15 at 2:37
• Can you provide the code? – calculatormathematical Apr 15 at 14:33
• @calculatormathematical I solved this manually, within the app. – Daniel Mathias Apr 15 at 16:04

I have found a solution (computer assisted) in 102 moves where each move is counted moving a block by one cell orthogonally.

• Can you provide the code @FreddyFlares – calculatormathematical Apr 15 at 14:34
• @calculatormathematical I dug this code out of the archives from many years ago and its very bloated and unintuitive compared to how I would rewrite it today and it locks up the UI while solving. I also hard hard-coded the immovable block specifically for this problem. Anyway the repo is on github github.com/FreddyFlares/SlidingBlock. – FreddyFlares Apr 15 at 16:58