On the Subject of Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage.

Do you remember the old riddle Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage from Alcuin of York? If not, you now have a chance to solve it! Well, if only this is not attached to the explosive device.

See Appendix W for creatures identification.

  • Pictures of 6 to 9 creatures will be shown on the screen one at a time.
  • Buttons to the left and right of this screen can be used to cycle for each creature.
  • Button labeled aboard will move the current creature on the screen to the virtual boat or leave the boat when pressed.
  • Button labeled row will move you and everything on the boat to the opposite side of the virtual river when pressed.
  • Keep track of the current side of each creature and yourself as this will not be shown on the module.
  • The red button will reset the module when pressed but will not regenerate the module.
  • The light will be on when the current creature is on the boat and off otherwise.
  • Each creature has conflicts with another and must not be left together unsupervised. These conflicts are listed on the second page of the manual.
  • The boat will have exactly the minimum spaces required to prevent such conflict to occur.
  • The module will strike if one of the following occurs:
    • Trying to move a creature on to the boat when the boat is full.
    • Trying to move a creature on to the boat when it is on the opposite shore from the boat.
    • Trying to row while there are conflicts among creatures on land.
  • Moving every creature across the river will solve the module.

Conflicts List

Why are you expecting this to be accurate?

  • Underneath each creature's name are creatures that have conflict with it.
  • Use this information to determine a collective group that can be left together on the land.

Cat

  • Fish
  • Mouse
  • Goose
  • Bear
  • Wolf

Duck

  • Grass
  • Cabbage
  • Goose
  • Rice
  • Berry
  • Seeds
  • Corn

Bear

  • Fish
  • Goose
  • Wolf
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Horse

Carrot

  • Rabbit
  • Horse
  • Earthworm
  • Goat

Wolf

  • Fox
  • Goose
  • Bear
  • Cat
  • Goat
  • Chicken
  • Dog

Goat

  • Grass
  • Cabbage
  • Goose
  • Wolf
  • Corn
  • Carrot

Cabbage

  • Goat
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Mouse
  • Kiwi
  • Earthworm
  • Rabbit

Horse

  • Grass
  • Carrot
  • Goose
  • Bear

Rabbit

  • Grass
  • Fox
  • Carrot
  • Goose
  • Cabbage
  • Dog

Fox

  • Wolf
  • Rabbit
  • Chicken
  • Berry
  • Fish
  • Mouse
  • Goose

Chicken

  • Fox
  • Rice
  • Goose
  • Seeds
  • Earthworm
  • Corn
  • Wolf
  • Dog

Berry

  • Fox
  • Mouse
  • Duck
  • Earthworm

Grass

  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Rabbit
  • Goat
  • Horse
  • Earthworm

Goose

  • Grass
  • Cabbage
  • Duck
  • Chicken
  • Bear
  • Horse
  • Rabbit
  • Wolf
  • Fox
  • Cat
  • Goat
  • Dog
  • Kiwi
  • Mouse
  • Earthworm
  • Rice

Fish

  • Cat
  • Bear
  • Fox
  • Dog
  • Earthworm

Rice

  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Mouse
  • Goose

Corn

  • Mouse
  • Chicken
  • Goat
  • Duck

Earthworm

  • Kiwi
  • Carrot
  • Grass
  • Cabbage
  • Chicken
  • Goose
  • Seeds
  • Fish
  • Berry

Dog

  • Wolf
  • Mouse
  • Fish
  • Rabbit
  • Chicken
  • Goose
  • Bear

Mouse

  • Cat
  • Berry
  • Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Dog
  • Rice
  • Fox
  • Goose

Kiwi

  • Earthworm
  • Cabbage
  • Seeds
  • Goose

Seeds

  • Chicken
  • Kiwi
  • Duck
  • Earthworm

Appendix W: Links to Images of Each Creature