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.
Comment: John C Davis made a level with the word “Sokoban” suggesting the funniest way to solve the level letter by letter from the beginning even though you could solve the letters in practically any order. This level started as an attempt to make a level impossible to solve unless you solve the letters one by on from the beginning. Obviously I didn’t succeed this time.
Haikemono alias Jordi Doménech made a new collection “First Steps” around new year. The difficulty in the collection increases gradually from “easy” to “certainly not for beginners”.
Jordi changed his mind about the collection since from the 8th of March the collection disappeared from LetsLogic but instead you will find the original First Steps renamed “Magic Sokoban 7”
However First Steps didn’t disappear. If you go to Jordis Blog you will find First Steps with a total of 210 puzzles arranged in three collections, “Beginner”, “Advanced” and “Expert”.
All the puzzles are by Jordi and all the puzzles have been published before in other collections.
So play the collections if you enjoy well ordered collections with increasing difficulty through the collection. But don’t play them if you want to play new levels.
Vipul Patel hasn’t been active at the Sokoban scene for a long time. Latest all 6 collections by Vipul were published at sourcecode.se 2005-10-02. Suggesting the collections alle were made before that date.
Now you can get the new collection “Namo” from sourcecode.se. The text-file can be played in any popular Sokoban player.
Joris Witt published a smalle collection “JW2005” at LetsLogic
Joris never published any levels before and is more well known as the author of the Sokoban player Sokoban++ and one of the best Android Sokoban players.
Comment: Well. It’s February isn’t it?
Skin: A real classic. Antique Desk 3 by Gerry Wiseman
The level? Get it here
Comment: Nobody made a bigger level. Did anybody solve it? Of course. Not surprisingly by the guys practically solving everything, Mark and Findus at LetsLogic.com.
Skin: YSokoban. Didn’t you spot that?
Nobody made bigger collections than Razorflame. Find all the Ionic Catalyst collections here.
Did you see this skin before? Probably yes but something has changed. Read about it and other recent additions to YASC.
The level? “From Mac to YASC”. Looks complicated but with a little undoing you will come through without too much trouble. Be a sport! Play the level with undo disabled.
The skin is Robert Vasizeks WinSoko altered for Christmas. Hope he will forgive me. It is time for forgiving, isn’t it 😉
2016-12-21 A “new” collection for Christmas: Put together my Sokoban numbers levels in a small collection. You will also find the collection at LetsLogic so you can compete for the lowest score even if you have solved the levels before.
Comment: Thought the goal area looked nice in Kevin B. Reillys level 78. Ended up with something completely different. Not a remodel but a brand new puzzle.
Skin: Gerry Wiseman – Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal comes in two different versions. This one is the oldest.
Find the puzzle here.
Several topics that deserve attention: A new version of YASC published a month ago, new collections at LetsLogic, 90th MF8-competition kicked off last week.
My time is limited so this time you will only get a new puzzle. Not very difficult. Anyone below 676? Title: Kreta
Comment: Just happened to be on Kreta
Comment: Final puzzle was draft no. 42
Skin: Allan B Liss from “Sokoban for Windows” 1992
Visit Sokofun.de around the 15th of each month and you can play a new challenging puzzle by Mik.
Ever played David Dahlems puzzles ?
Title: Rising Sun
Comment: A brand new puzzle by DrFogh. Never published before.
You might find this skin in other versions on the net. I found the original graphics in a Sokoban program named Sokoban2 by Kohn. Here the walls are remade seamless, the goals got a more Go-like look and the graphics have been refreshed.
Find GO 1016 in the skin section.
And find Rising Sun here.
Comment: Do you think it was too easy solving the numbers one by one? Try them all in one puzzle.
PS: You will find a small surprise in the level file. Go to Numbers
The 89th MF8 Competition just started. Bet you will be able to solve at least one of the puzzles
Time for the final puzzle in Numbers. You might have guessed it is “Nine”. Enjoy.
Skin: Nightshift by Gerry WisemanGo to Numbers
Skin: Nightshift by Gerry WisemanGo to Numbers
Screen.77 from “Original Extra”:
Sorry. Mistake. Screen.77 from “Original Extra”:
Did you expect “Nine” ? Sorry to disappoint you
Why does YASS(Yet Another Sokoban Solver) only need a fraction of a second to solve screen.50 in theXSokoban easy edition at the left. And doesn’t solve screen.50 Original Original version at right at all?
I haven’t got the answer but you can read something about solvers and optimizers if you continue here.
Please comment and supply with anything you know.
The 88th MF8 competition
No. This is not a MF8 puzzle but something to catch your attention. The 88th MF8 competition started yesterday. Why not go there and participate.
When you have finished the puzzles at MF8 come back here and play the above puzzle, MF888.
Want to use the above skin with your favorite Sokoban Program? You can read a little about Borgar and the skins here. And download the skin(s) in the Common Skin format.
Ghislain Martin arguably is the person who has developed most Sokoban programs. During the years it has been Sokostation 1 to 5, Sokobanized and Sokoban Factory 1 to 2.
8 Sokoban programs but that is obviously not enough. Just stumbled across a new program, Sokostation 6, at Ghislains homepage.
I will certainly try it.
And George Petrov released the fourth update this year for YSokoban. Version 1.815. Watch for updates since you will get nice new features. Actually this version has been out since 2016-07-15 so you better start watching out for 1.816 🙂
Can’t keep an eye on everything. Eg. know next to nothing about the Android or Apple scene. If you have any knowledge about Sokoban worth sharing, new or old, please inform me and I will publish it on this site.
Time for another one. Zorry. Zero.
Forgot Pacman ? And what did he do in Sokoban ?
An easy one:
Tired of blurred versions of Scott Lindhurst’s MacIntosh skin? Despair not. I found crisp original graphics deep in the files of Sokoban++. Just have a look:
Did a little pixel cleanup and couldn’t avoid adding a small animation.
Actually it was pretty good before. But click on the image and have a look at the corners and colors.
Somebody might better like the soft blurred look usually made by Windows’ “smoothening” low res images. Not me.
Download the skins here.
More than 10 years ago John C. Davis made a few Sokoban puzzles.
And among others the skin Snooker.
Collection: JCD Levels
Title: Level 1
Hmm. Found a clear fault in one of the puzzles in Accumulated1. Who can spot it? No it is not the extra blocks in 29 or 42. They are for the design. And no it is not the Diamond 9×9 even if you dont like this kind of puzzles 😉
Stumbled on the skin above. An ugly looking Sokoban from the Linux program XSok by Michael Bischoff from 1994. You can still download and play the game. If you got a Linux computer of course.
If you want a challenge for the next few hours, try my new collection DrFogh – Accumulated1No, it isn’t only chessboards and diamonds 🙂
With kind permission from the author and with the work from Paul Voyer the levelsets for Brainsport Extreme and Sokoban Extreme was published at LetsLogic.com.
The levelsets seem to be autogenerated, probably with a human touch afterwards. You will find some rough diamonds in the sets. With a tiny bit of polish you get a perfect gem like this:Skin: Sokoban Extreme.
Read more here
An addition to Numbers
Go to Numbers
2016-07-10 (rev 2016-07-14)
Gerald Holler made the program Sokoban97. Later changed the name to the probably more well known Sokomind.
The skin has long been adapted as common skin named Sokomind with unoriginal walls and floors.
The skin is here remade in two versions. One rectangular as in the original skin only usable with YASC. And one rewamped to square format as common skin usable with YASC and YSokoban. Only the square version is animated so far.
Go to Skins>The Collection for downloads.
Time to get on with my collection Numbers Title: Five
Skin: Gerry Wiseman – Nightshift A
Round 87 of the ongoing MF8 competition started. Here a sneak peak at the main level.
Title: SBM AD 30 gx2a (MF8 87th Sokoban Competition, Main)
Author: TIAOA + gyjgw
Already solved one day later. Go to competition.
Back in 2012 Lasse Nilsson made two collections, Sokolasse and Simply. Now he is back with Sokolasse2. A collection with big classic fairly easy puzzles.
Sokolasse 2 Level 14
Skin: Marble Magic by Gerry Wiseman
Time for Dushi 12 by Eric F. Tchong
Skin: Games4Brains by Jan Reinke
Vitaly Pinchuk published a brand new skin, Monty, at the Sokoban Discussion Group at Yahoo.com. And permitted me to publish it here. Thanks.