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Original wriggle

This puzzle is a real can of worms. Can you rearrange the wrigglers so that each one covers its own colour-coded squares? Each worm can wriggle backwards or forwards, but not if another wriggler (or its own tail) blocks its path. In a small space even one wriggler can be hard to manouevre!

New January 2021: Wriggle demake is a reinterpretation of original wriggle implemented in puzzlescript (credit: Tapio Saarinen). Due to the natural limitations of PS a cursor is required to manipulate the worms, which adds a novel additional layer to the puzzling challenge.

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sample puzzle

sample puzzle


Drag the wriggley worms by head or tail until each worm covers the squares of its own colour leaving only white squares exposed. Worms cannot cross or overlap.


Use the Puzzle drop-list to select a puzzle.
Use the Restart (Action) or hit space to reset the puzzle.


Use the mouse to drag.

concept, applet & maze designs © Andrea Gilbert - 2003
applet JS conversion - cheerpj transpiler from Leaning Technologies - 2020