20070327, 14:13  #1 
Aug 2003
Snicker, AL
2^{3}×3×5^{2} Posts 
red square
red square just for fun. avoid hitting the blue rectangles or the sides. 10 seconds is good, 18 seconds is great, 60 seconds or more is phenomenal.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html 
20070327, 14:43  #2 
Aug 2005
Brazil
2·181 Posts 
It's very easy to get 10 s. I got 25...

20070329, 03:09  #3 
Jan 2005
Transdniestr
1F7_{16} Posts 
Ugh, using my little laptop mouse, I had some difficulty reaching 18s.

20070329, 11:44  #4 
Aug 2005
Brazil
2·181 Posts 
As an update, I got 47 s after trying a little more.
Only read the solution after you've tried it! Use a computer slow enough so that when you move the red square, all of the blue squares freeze :D. 80 seconds! Last fiddled with by fetofs on 20070329 at 11:52 
20070329, 12:10  #5 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
6,451 Posts 
After learning the first few dodges, I got up to 25s. I guess that you
could quickly learn to survive indefinitely. Like playing squash, you stand in the middle and let the other bloke do the running. I once achieved a run of ~200 wins at Freecell. Now that takes discipline! David 
20080424, 04:32  #6  
Oct 2007
on a Galaxy far, far away
19 Posts 
Quote:
I am currently at 500+ consecutive freecell wins. It could have been 850ish but I accidentally conceded a few times, when I intended to gooback. 

20080424, 19:07  #7 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
6,451 Posts 
Freecell is notable because in the blurb it says
"It is believed but unproven that freecell is always soluble" On the contrary, it is not difficult to construct an insoluble starting position. Any offers? David 
20080424, 20:32  #8  
"William"
May 2003
New Haven
100100100100_{2} Posts 
Quote:
I think the "always solvable" quote was intended to apply to the 32000 games loaded in the system. I've been working my way through them to see if it's true. Later OS's have more games. Last fiddled with by wblipp on 20080424 at 20:33 

20080424, 21:53  #9 
Jul 2003
wear a mask
2·7·103 Posts 
A quick internet search will answer this question for you, wblipp.

20080424, 23:01  #10  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
6,451 Posts 
Quote:
I found it a worthy game, and one in which there is great variation in difficulty. If the aces and twos are buried deep, one needs much foresight in choosing moves to make. Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20080424 at 23:07 

20080425, 01:24  #11 
Jul 2003
wear a mask
10110100010_{2} Posts 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeCel...e_combinations
I agree  it's a wonderful game. I was curious about the solvability of all games for some time, until I stumbled upon the webpage above. 
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