Hole In One
With Royal Out and King Out
Copyright University Games Co. 1997, made by Sports Pack Puzzles.
(wood box and 11 wood pieces, 4.4 x 3.25 x 1.2 inches)
A Hole In one Solution
Here is a solution of 61 straight-line moves;
it can be converted to 48 rectilinear moves by combining steps
4/5, 7/8, 14/15, 19/20, 21/22, 25/26, 29/30, 32/33, 36/37, 39/40, 46/47, 50/51, and 59/60:
The Royal Out and King Out Puzzles
puzzle is described in
as a collection of 5 puzzles consisting of
(Version A) and 4 others;
of those four,
the one shown here requires the greatest number of moves.
puzzle is Hole In One with the bottom row shifted up two units.
Hole In One
The first 2 straight-line moves of a minimal solution to Royal Out,
which can be converted to 1 rectilinear move, yield the start position for Hole In One.
Hence, Royal Out Can be solved with 63 straight-line moves,
which can be converted to 49 rectilinear moves
(by combining steps 1/2 of Royal Out and making the 13 combinations for Hole In One).
Royal Out Minimal Solution First Three Moves
The first 5 straight-line moves of a minimal solution to King Out,
which can be converted to 4 rectilinear moves, yield position 15 of Hole In One
(the 1x1 pieces can be renamed).
Hence King Out can be solved with 51 straight-line moves,
which can be converted to 40 rectilinear moves by combining steps 4/5 of King out and steps
19/20, 21/22, 25/26, 29/30, 32/33, 36/37, 39/40, 46/47, 50/51, and 59/60 of Hole In One.
King Out Minimal Solution First Five Moves