Original puzzle game written by Hiroyuki Imabayashi © 1982 by THINKING RABBIT Inc. JAPAN © 2010-2018 Sokoban – All rights reserved.

Enjoy Sokoban? Enjoy solving Sokoban puzzles?
This might be a place for you. You will occasionally, hopefully often, find a new level or two here.
And you will find other stuff about Sokoban added if the author finds it worthwhile and finds the time.

With Trump and Brexit The Euro are in for serious challenges. You might be able to help with this one.

BigEuroTitle: Big Euro
Author: DrFogh
Comment: You might be able to find a solution not moving e.g the marked boxes at G9 or G13 but probably not both. You might be able to find other dead boxes or floors in the level. I will not change the level but let me know if you do.
Date: 2018-08-31
Skin: Antique Desk 3 by Gerry Wiseman

Looking for a challenge?
For more than two years Qqwref occasionally publishes a Sokoban level at SokobanOnline. Always challenging with a twist.

QqwrefTitle: A Little Cross
Author: Qqwref
Comment: Inspired by a pattern in SBMendonca VI #44. Don’t get cross, you can do it!
Date: 2017-10-08
Skin: SokobanOnline

Remember how to calculate the area of a circle?
Or the circumference?
Don’t worry. You need not to know to solve this level.
BigPi Title: It’s All Greek – Big Pi
Author: DrFogh
Comment: Very simple design but only Takaken and Sokolution managed to solve it.
Date: 2018-02-18
Skin: Ancient Greek by Alberto Pettarin

By the way: Anian found solutions for New Euro 2 with several dead boxes and floors. It isn’t possible to construct a level with the given layout without dead boxes so I will make no further attempts. A bigger layout means more possibilities so I think you will meet Big Euro some time in the future.

Well. Well. Well. Now i don’t really like New Euro much either.
On the level below below I marked the boxes and floors with no purpose found by Anian.
Had to make New Euro 2.
NewEuro2Title: New Euro 2
Author: DrFogh
Date: 2018-08-21
Skin: Snooker by John C Davis

I already found some flaws so you will not get any credit finding the dead box at C7 or the dead floors at L9-N9 which I kept for symmetry.
Can you find any more flaws?
You can also just enjoy solving the level and not bother about flaws.

Backhoes (1) and (2) and Qqwref (3) had some fun with my old Euro level.
Never really liked the original much since a lot of boxes are dead.
Decided to give it another try.
NewEuroTitle: New Euro
Author: DrFogh
Comment: Tested a lot and so far I didn’t find dead boxes or dead floors (=floors not needed to solve the level). I might be wrong.
Date: 2018-07-25
Skin: Snooker by John C Davis

Why do I have a feeling of deja vu when Anian found a dead box (=box not needed to move to solve the level) at G8 in the first published version of Kappa.
Can’t have that.
I think/hope you need to move everything in the revised level below. If not you might find a dead box as marked.
Give it a try.
By the way the level is more difficult. At least for the solvers. None succeded solving the level.
The shortest solution? My best is 506 so far.
KappaRevTitle: It’s All Greek – Kappa Rev
Date: 2018-08-15

Last in my little cavalcade of Boxworld skin variation. This time the original tampered with by yours truly 😎 to make “Boxworld Red”.
Title: It’s All Greek – Kappa
Comment: Everything need to be moved.
Date: 2018-01-02

Only solved by Takaken and Sokolution.
As always please notify me if you find any flaws in the level.

Making a new level I start out with something I am able to solve or an autosolver is able to solve. Adding to that and using an optimizer to reveal and correct unused floors and boxes not needed to move I finally end up with something I think is worth publishing.
But the optimizer doesn’t look for other solutions but try to make a given solution shorter.
Finding an alternative solution often ends up with unneeded floor, boxes not needed to move and shorter solutions.
So it is not a very big surprise Anian figured out the floors at H12, I12 and J12 in Eta are not needed.
Should have suspected that myself. Awful lot of floors lover right in the first version.
The revised Eta below. Shortens my best solution around 50 moves.
By the way Epsilon is exactly the same thing. Arranging the boxes upper right a little differently allows a floor less lower right and shortens my best solution around 50 moves.

Download: icon-bullsey

First was Boxworld.
Then was Boxworld Indigo.
You can look at the net for further variations of the Boxworld skin.


Title: It’s All Greek – Eta
Author: DrFogh
Comment: You need to move everything.
Date: 2017-11-29

A simple design and despite of that only solved by Takaken and Sokolution.
As always please notify me if you find any flaws in the level.

Making Epsilon Rev I suspected the level was soluble with a floor less in the lover right area, but didn’t quite get it right.
Anian claimed the level is sovable so I tried it again. Right he is. Probably the final version of Epsilon below.

2018-08-03-EpsilonRevV2Title: It’s All Greek – Epsilon Rev V2
Author: DrFogh, Anian
Date: 2018-08-03

Download: icon-bullsey

Anian didn’t hesitate to point out Epsilon is solvable without moving one of the boxes.
Can’t have that. I changed the level and now no solver is able to solve it.
By the way Epsilon now looks much better so it really is a win win situation.
2018-07-29-EpsilonRevTitle: It’s All Greek – Epsilon Rev
Date: 2018-07-29

Below: Old Epsilon is still solvable even if the marked squares are changed into walls.

Find below the original skin for the Sokoban player Boxworld and further below the modified version Boxworld 2016.


Title: It’s All Greek – Epsilon
Author: DrFogh
Comment: Second version. First one with flaws not published
Date: 2018-04-02

Only solved by Takaken and Sokolution.
As always please notify me if you find any flaws in the level.

I have a lot of unpublished levels so I made a small collection to increase publishing schedule.
In these two levels you need to get everything inside before you can fill the goal area.
The skin is Go+. Original artist unknown. Modified with seemless walls and a more golike board by the webmaster at sokoban.dk 🙂
2018-07-21-AllIn01Title: January 2017
Date: 2017-01-07

2018-07-21-AllIn02Title: Count
Comment: You have to count how many boxes you need inside before
filling the storing area.
Date: 2017-07-22

icon-archive 2018-07-21-Get Them All Inside First

2018-07-07Title: It’s All Greek – Gamma
Author: DrFogh
Date: 2018-05-19
Skin: Moonstar by Barbara Chamberlin

Only Sokolution and Takaken solved this level.
Yes. I know. The floor at I14 isn’t needed. Just for the looks.

2018-07-022018-06-30Title: It’s All Greek – Omega
Author: DrFogh
Date: 2018-02-12
Skin: Happy Face by Barbara Chamberlin

Thought this was a though one but all autosolvers did the job.