I'm on the first puzzle, and I believe I have the only correct solution, but it says no, therefore, I do not believe I know what constitutes a 'box.'
Is a box:
- a square on the grid? (If so, then my solution is wrong. This seems to be what the game implies.)
- an enclosing set of squares? (Which would make my solution correct.)
- Are the bugs 'territories' inclusive, or exclusive? I read the rules as stating that the territoreis are 'exclusive' which means the 4 grassgrazers need 12 squares, and the 6 peddlepaddlers need 12 squares. Thus, as the grid itself is 6x4 squares, the puzzle requires all squares to be allocated to bugs for an 'exclusive territory' solution. Which, again, I have, and it says "bzzzt wrong." (:
So I guess I'm gonna go try for an inclusive solution, which ... well means I can put the grassgrazers in a "box" which is 3 squares in size, and the peddlepadlers in a box that is... well I'll optimize and see which is more optimal for the inclusive solution.
Anyway, I'm of the opinion this is not worded well as I am unsure of what a 'box' is, nor what constitutes 'Territory.'
And the 'inclusive' solution is incorrect, so... I'm going to bet there are multiple correct solutions.
Last edited by Truck; 07/10/2010 at 01:20 am.