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## Welcome to COLOR GAME IIIPlay |

This page is the third of a series and the others (

(because this one won't make any sense otherwise)

The original version of Color Game actually uses colors.

The numeric version changes colors to numbers, and preserves the horizontal layout.

Astonishing as it may be at first appearance, this applet is the same game !!

Here the layout is flipped 90 degrees, but the true structure emerges.

The rows are of two kinds:

- numbered
**transform**rows represent the colored boxes of the original game, and **connection**, or bar, rows (all the others) allow transforms to be connected in the pairs and threes which make up the game.

The initial configuration is the minimal set of transforms which will achieve the stated goal position. Often, additional transforms must be added because some rows do not have enough neighbors (above or below) to be fully connected, or because the total is not of the required

Transforms and connections may be moved from side to side to allow connections.

Unconnected transforms are shown in

Connections of 2 are shown in

Making the right connections solves the puzzle - i.e., it leads to a solution of the corresponding color game puzzle. For a solution to be feasible, the number of "2s" must be equal to, or one greater than, the number of "3s", and each transform must used once so that the same number appears before and after "of". This implies that the total number transforms (following "of") is of the form

You can solve for 1 to 14

Here's an example.

What you can do |
How |
---|---|

Add/Remove Transforms | in blocks of 7 |

Add seven | Click empty box in transform row |

Remove seven | Click first 'x' |

Add/remove connections | Left mouse to select and flip |

Single | Click empty box to add, bar box to remove |

Multi | Left mouse press on first of range, drag right to select; release at end |

Move columns within same row(s) | Right mouse to select; left mouse to place |

Single | Right click to select; left click to place |

Multi | Press right mouse on first of range, drag right/down to select more; left click at destination. |