Zen Puzzle Garden is NP-complete

Robin Houston, Joseph White, Martyn Amos*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Zen Puzzle Garden is a commercial computer puzzle game. We prove that deciding the solvability of the game is NP-complete. The game therefore provides a useful test-bed for new automatic solving methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalInformation Processing Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2012


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