Puzzle #3: Move 1 Plank to Turn the Donkey in a Different Direction


Meet Darryl, the friendly donkey.  Well, he is friendly but he's sometimes stubborn and won't move unless you know a little trick.  Can you get Darryl to change his direction by moving only 1 plank?

Build Your Own Darryl

Grab 5 of your Brain Blox wooden planks (or anything with a similar shape) and lay them out on a table so they look like the photo above.

There you go!  You have your very own Darryl the donkey!

Now see if you can change Darryl's direction by moving only 1 plank.  That's right, all the other planks need to stay exactly where they are.  No cheating!  :)

Want a Hint?

Don't read any further unless you want some help solving this puzzle!

Hint #1: Darryl is a truly amazing donkey, and he can walk in any direction (not just right or left).  He can even walk up or down!

Hint #2: By moving only 1 plank, you can get Darryl to walk up!

Hint #3: The trick is to move Darryl's back leg.  That's the plank on the bottom left.


Ready for the solution?  Here you go!


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