The Frontpage 2017/2




I made some bad statements and lashed to the left and right without much reason. Please accept my apologies and maybe reread the changed article about changed levels.
DrFogh 😳



Title: The Apple Tree (Right)
Comment: Inspired by Sylvain Gravejat Level 3. Recognize it?
Date: 2017-11-22
Skin: Soukoban Rev by Staffan Modig

Click here to read something more about remodeling, sharpening, tightening, copying, stealing…


Merry Christmas from the staff at

Christmas2017Title: Merry Christmas 2017
Author: DrFogh
Comment: Made a little beforehand
Date: 2017-07-22
Skin: Christmas by DrFogh


If you like Sokoskinner skins you get a few more in the updated version 1.2. Ready for download at The Skin Download Page.

Title: Perfect – Screen.248
Author: Thinking Rabbit
Skin: Sokoskinner Star Wars 2008

It Is All Greek-Nu
Title: It Is All Greek – Nu
Comment: Loved to create this one. You just need to move one box one row upward to solve the level. But you need to move every box in the level to solve it. My best solution 412. Hope you enjoy.
Date: 2017-12-19
Skin: Jumanji 2 by Gerry Wiseman


2017 coming to and end and what happened in Sokoban?

Have a look around by trying the link collection here at

How easy can it be

Or download the updated skin collection Sokoskinner version 1.1. Brian Damgaard found a few more skins and converted them so the collections now contains more than 200 skins available for YASC, YSokoban and Sokoban++. The YASC collection comes with a handy installer. Find installation instructions for YSokoban and Sokoban++ at the skin download page. Joris Vit send me a few more skins so there might be a version 1.2 in the future…


Or download my latest collection Original02 containing 50 levels. Around 20 of them never published before. Above my favorite level. Oblique. Previously published at SokobanOnline. In a not far future Original02 will be found at LetsLogic. for low score competition.


And don’t forget to download Sokolution 2.0. The latest version of Florent Diedlers Sokoban solver. Arguably the best in the world. Now with a self installing package for YASC. Using the solver with Sokoban++ follow the instructions here at

The skins from top to bottom: Gatekeeper by Sokoskinner, Bejeweled by unknown and Metallica 2B by Gerry Wiseman.




Title: It Is All Greek – Iota
Date: 2017-11-24
Skin: Ancient Greek by Alberto Pettarin



Title: November 2017
Author: DrFogh
Date: 2017-11-15
Skin: Marble Magic by Gerry Wiseman


Title: Blooming Flower
Author: DrFogh
Comment: Time for a small easy level
Date: 2017-10-22
Skin: Jewel Quest


Rifling through “Passion Fruit” the last of Rikitins collections to see what was plain plagiarism, what was not credited, what was wrongly credited and so on, I found this little mystery:

Title: bringa mosa. Author: A1master + Buddy Casamis + Bent Seegert + Tom Sirgedas + Alex Chernov + Lezhankin Petr + Eric F. Tchong

This bull looks too good to be homemade so I started to look for the original.

The credits to Bent Seegert, Tom Sirgedas, Alex Chernov and Lezhankin Petr are pure fantasy. These guys participated with great succes in Gil Dogans Sokoban Level Contest 2015 but never made anything else on the Sokoban scene.

A1master sometimes made some clever designs but I found nothing in his collections.

Buddy Casamis might be a little light on republishing himself. But usually published his levels as rectangular. And I found nothing even close to this level.

I searched my collections for the words bull, toro and likes but found nothing.

And suddenly I realized I was the victim myself:

On the left “Rudolph aka Merry Christmas 2016 by DrFogh

I am not amused.

A remodel should be properly credited and it should add value to the original.
Neither is the case here.
Remove it from The Net.

The level has been taken down. Thank you.


Brian Damgaard went into his programming den and converted all the Sokoskinner Skins to the Common Skin format:

Screenshot 01 - Green Bubble Bobble
YASC with the skin Green Bubble Bobble

If you use the skins with YASC (you need version 1.647 or higher) you get all the backgrounds and the colored buttons.

The skins will work with any Sokoban player supporting the Common Skin format, e.g., YSokoban, but you will not get all the special stuff.

Download the installer package for the skins from The Skin Download Page.

With YASC 1.647 you get a nice new skin-related feature: Press F4 (or right-click the “Settings” button) and the skin will change to the next skin in your collection. Press Shift+F4 (or Shift + right-click “Settings”) and you get the previous skin.

This one is a little difficult. Don’t worry. I solved it for you:


Title: Grapes
Author: DrFogh
Comment: Anybody play hanjies? This beautiful design is made in 2015 by Tuffty19 and can be played at
Date: 2017-10-14
Skin: Beeman
Want to try yourself? Get Grapes here
My best result 4100. I guess less than 4000 is possible.


Archanfel is unstoppable with sharpened levels. He even managed to sharpen my favorite level from The Original Collection from Thinking Rabbit:37XXLevel 37 Original with one more box. Actually there is room for one more box at the question mark. But this makes the solution shorter(!) and really doesn’t add to the fun.
Play Archanfels collection ABHT (A Bit Harder Than…) at


The collection Original Extra Sharpen is finished. I deemed several levels not worth sharpening but Archanfel proved otherwise and now you will find interesting changes for all of the levels 51X-90X.
The last one was 90X Sharpen:90XX SharpenThe original level is rather messy. Lots of unneeded floors and and sloppy designed goal areas. Archanfel made all the goal areas rectangular and added 4 boxes. I discovered it was possible to reduce the width by one column by removing a wall that has no noteworthy influence on the solution.
Play Original Extra Sharpen at (The collection will not be changed any more and I promise never to change levels in a collection at again)
Download the commented collection from’s Level Download Page. There are af few more cosmetic changes in this. No changes that influence the solutions.


A little digression from Original Extra Sharpen (Archanfel is still working).

alfaTitle: It Is All Greek – Alfa
Author: DrFogh
Date: 2017-10-04
Skin: Takaken. A little revised. Not finished yet but better quality than original already. I think.

The Level File


Sorry. Not finished yet…

Original Extra 74X Sharpen


Original Extra 88X

12:22 Archanfel found some improvements to Original Extra Sharpen.
20:17 And I found room for another box in 85X…
I updated the collection accordingly here and at LetsLogic.



Winter Rouge by Annie Lee

For a few years around 2013 you could find a homepage with lots of beautiful skins for Sokoban++. The skins were made by Sokoskinner alias Annie Lee(+). Check out the skins here. Brian Damgaard mailed me his collection so now again they can be downloaded. From the Download Page of course.

I uploaded the set “Original Extra Sharpen” to Letslogic. Letslogic erases all the comments but Go there if you want to compete for the highscore.

By the way I changed Original Extra Sharpen 4 times. Always something you miss. Reread the presentation of the collection to see what and the changes. And don’t worry. I will not change the collection any more since now it is distributed outside


Revised the menu. I think you will like the changes.

Purely by chance I discovered Howard Abed years ago published his Set 4 with sharpened versions of some levels from the Original and the Extra Collections. Find a revised version of this collection with properly numbering and comments on’s Level Download Page.

Some issues on the Skin Download Page has been fixed. The Visual Sokoban skin file is now more usable. And the YASC file has been updated. Not much so you only need to pick the extra slick version of Magic Pearls.

And I found the first two obvious revisions of my collection Original Extra Sharpen working my way through Howard Abeds fourth set. You might want to reread the article to be updated. The collection has been updated so scrap the first version.

2017-09-09omegaLots of nice skins out there. Who remembers this skin? Micro Sokoban? I don’t. Found it in the skin file for “Sokoban by Kohn”.

You can also find it for easy download in the files on The Revised Skin Download Page.

The level: Omega. And I am sorry to admit that two boxes needn’t be moved at all. Get the file here.


And how about this one? Where did that level come from? And how many moves do you think you need more to solve the puzzle with one wall added? icon-hand-o-right


So where did I steal this nice little piglet ?



While you wait for the upgrade of the Skin Download Section you can read a little about Gerry Wiseman and his skins icon-hand-o-right


RoundMontyTitle: Round34 icon-file-o
Author: DrFogh
Comment: My 34. attempt to get it necessary to move all the boxes to solve the level. As is often the case it is a pain in the xxx to get this done in a circular level. Didn’t succeed this time either. Hope you enjoy the level anyway.
Date: 2017-08-26
Skin: Monty by Vitaly Pinchuk. I made the level rectangular to show some of Monty’s features. Get it from the skin download section.

The skin pages really need some reconstruction. So expect som alterations in a not to distant future. Eg. common skins designed specially for YASC as well as for YSokoban.
Waiting for that you might take some time solving Flacon 3: icon-file-o
Flacon3Not difficult. Just pave your way and you have solved it.
Skin: KSokoban aka KDF Sokoban aka Warehouse Guy by Anders Widell

2017-08-10SkinsDownloadSkins – The Download Page

Jordi Domènenc wasn’t satisfied by my attempt at a sharpened level Original Extra 83 and send me this little gem with the comment “Easy, but I think nice…”


In my book the level is neither a sharpened level nor a remodel but a level in its own right inspired by Original Extra 83.

And I would rather say “Nice, but not easy…”. Actually I got tired solving and used an autosolver (Don’t tell anybody).

It is impossible to get all the boxes to a 3×3 goal with this layout.
But you can easily let all the boxes go to a combined goal.
So it is a nice extra touch letting both the 8th and 9th boxes go to separate goals making the level a little more difficult.

Brought here by permission from Jordi. icon-file-o


O8303Couldn’t really get the job done.


Yoshisuite If you like Yoshi you will like the new Yoshi better


Original83SCDo you recognize this level?

The 100th MF8 Competition kicked off more than two weeks ago (This is not a Breaking News site 🙂 ). celebrates this with a main level by Zou Yongzhong. Possibly the hardest level I ever have come across. Haven’t solved it yet. However the puzzle is very logical so a lot of hard work and elimination should do the trick. Eventually. The puzzle is only solved twice so far.
The extra level is by DrFogh (Thanks for the honour). Fairly easy. Lots of solutions. The hardest challenge is not to solve the level but to get the lowest score.

The illustration above is a new wallpaper created by Xiaomao specially for the anniversary. Click the illustration for download.

At Anain published a huge level, “A Hundred Flowers Bloom”. I haven’t solved it so far. Wonder if I ever will.

And this isn’t all. You might know the forum BBS.MF8-China? On a page created for the occasion you will find another tribute to the anniversary, a level by Laizhufu:LaizhufuTitle: 百里挑一 (One Out Of Hundred)
Author: Laizhufu
Date: 2017-07-01

A nice looking level hard to find so I took the liberty to republish it here.
Follow this link and just copy and paste the level to your favorite Sokoban program.