All my Sokoban collections


About me

I started playing Sokoban in 1992 with Scott Lindhurst's Sokoban for the Macintosh program. My first collection was Thinking Rabbit's Original (1988), a challenge for me. They followed the exciting collections IQ Carrier by Thinking Rabbit (who remembers?), Sokogen by Jacques Duthen, Still more! by J. Franklin Mentzer, Yoshio Murase, David W. Skinner, David Holland, Howard Abed ... However, I stopped playing in 2001, disappointed by the difficulty of Aymeric du Peloux's Picokosmos. I thought that if Sokoban was this, I had the wrong game.

In 2006 I went back to playing Sokoban thanks to the excellent Bulgarian online website SokobanBG. There I discovered the puzzles of Sven Egevad, which since then is one of my favorite authors.

The following year, in a hot week of August, I built my first Haikemono collection, with the old MacSokoban Module Editor. Then I bought a laptop, and with the help of the Sokoban YASC program, in the following years, and until today, I have built my other collections.

I am convinced that Sokoban needs creators of good puzzles, beautiful and fun, and that can be solved by most players, and not just the gifted. I have spent many hours building this kind of puzzles: I recommend my collection 
First steps, and also visit the post Sokoban for beginners in this blog.

In the Chinese MF8 forum dedicated to Sokoban, the master Tian Lang said some very wise words that we should always keep in mind: "We all learn from everyone." I have also learned from all the creators of Sokoban, but especially from the simplicity of some Japanese authors (monry, Hir, Nakamiya...), David Holland, stopheart and Přemysl Zíka, whom I consider the best Sokoban creator of all time.

My two favorite collections are Alberto Garcia remixed and Life.

I'm a beauty lover. If in all these years I have managed to build two or three beautiful puzzles, I would consider myself fully satisfied.


Sokoban collections

Important note
1) In this page, you can freely download all my Sokoban collections.
3) I do not authorize any website to share my levels or collections without my express permission. 

To download a collection, click on the collection title (or JPG image). Or download all collections here:




http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/haikemono.zip

August 2007. 35 puzzles

My first Sokoban collection, built with MacSokoban Module Editor (1997) for Macintosh (System 7). Collection of big puzzles with many boxes, but easy and fun. 

"Haikemono" is not a Japanese name, but the acronym for the Spanish colloquial expression ¡Ay, qué mono!, which means "Oh, how beautiful!".



http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/pufiban.zip

Pufiban
June 2009.
170 puzzles

170 authentic tiny "pufis" with only 3 or 4 boxes. Every level shows the limit of moves to solve it optimally. Ideal for learning to play with limitation of moves.

Pufiban is dedicated to Jacques Duthen and his excellent collection Sokogen (1999).




http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/original_remixed.zip

Original remixed
September 2009. 50 puzzles
 

It is the Original collection of Soko-Ban (Spectrum HoloByte, 1988) by Thinking Rabbit, but highly remodeled. Most of the levels are easy, although some are a little more difficult, especially the level 20.



http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/small_chessboards.zip

Small chessboards
December 2009. 40 puzzles
 

The arrangement of the boxes in a "chessboard" is one of the most difficult puzzle modes (among other reasons, because there are any spaces). This collection is a little chessboards's training of increasing difficulty.

Small chessboards is dedicated to master 西北天狼 (Xibei Tian Lang).




http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/miniatures_1.zip

Miniatures
December 2010. 90 puzzles
 

Small handmade puzzles for beginners, beautiful and fun. Among the latest 30 puzzles there are some difficult ones, especially the last level 90. If you can't solve them, don't worry and leave them.

The Miniatures collection continues in the Magic Sokoban series.




http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/magic_sokoban.zip

Magic Sokoban 
Authors: Jordi Domènech and other authors

June 2011 - December 2018. 6 sets of 100 puzzles each series, and one last set (unfinished) of 79 puzzles

Small handmade puzzles, simple and beautiful. Is the collection that had always wanted to do.



http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/Alberto_Garcia_remixed.zip

Alberto Garcia remixed
Authors: Alberto García and Jordi Domènech
January 2013. 90 puzzles


In a few months, between June and December 2002, Alberto García published 1000 puzzles, distributed in several collections. Alberto was a student of 18 years old, and although I'm not sure, I think he's from Chile. All of puzzles are very simple and easy, but there are some good ideas. I have remodeled 90 puzzles, and ordered them according to increasing difficulty, although none of them exceed the average difficulty, typical of Thinking Rabbit puzzles. I'm sure that in this "remixed" set Sokoban fans will discover a new Alberto García.

Alberto Garcia remixed is one of my favorite collections. I built the puzzles of this collection in a very short time, barely one week, and in them I put into practice some ideas learned from the master Přemysl Zíka.

The best levels are: 49, 56, 66, 70, 72, 73, 78, 80, 82, 85, 87, 89, 90.

This collection is dedicated to the master and friend Přemysl Zíka, from Březnice (Czech Republic).




http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/Life.zip 
Life
November-December 2015, and 2017-2018. 60 puzzles


I've done this collection Life in a few days, a puzzle after another, between November and December 2015. My purpose in this collection was to offer a repertoire of typical Sokoban problems. There are some difficult puzzles, others are easier, all mixed, and there are two hard levels (#27 and #45): If you can't solve them, leave them. Experience is important in Sokoban, and the puzzle that seems impossible to solve today may be solved in a while.

I have built this collection for peace in the world, and most especially to Syria, where there never had to be a war!

The best puzzles are: 5, 12, 19, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 40, 41, 42, 48, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60.


I dedicate Life to the friend laizhufu, author of incredible and imaginative puzzles.

Life is one of my favorite collections. I hope you like it. 



Remodels


http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/TR_arrangements.zip

Thinking Rabbit arrangements
March 2010 - January 2018. 93 puzzles
 

In this collection I have collected all my arrangements of Thinking Rabbit levels. Some of my arrangements were remodeled, in turn, by other great masters (Tian Lang, David Holland, stopheart, zhenying, Přemysl Zíka, 西部飞狐): I also include these levels in this collection, because are of unsurpassed beauty and technical quality! I am grateful to these authors your permission to include their arrangements in this set.


http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/BWR.zip

The beautiful world of remodels
Authors:  various authors
January 2010 - November 2019 
3 sets of 80 puzzles each series, and one last set (unfinished) of 27 puzzles 

Remodeling puzzles from other authors has been one of my favorite activities since 2010 and I have spent many hours to it. In the sets of The beautiful world of remodels I have gathered a selection of my remodels. Some of my remodels were remodeled, in turn, by other great masters: I also include these levels in this collection, because are of unsurpassed beauty and technical quality! Finally, among the remodels, I have also included some puzzles of mine of similar difficulty.

Although it seems paradoxical, only very good puzzles are remodeled. The reason is simple: improving a good puzzle is a challenge for many creators of Sokoban.

In the years 2010-2012 I enjoyed very good moments sharing remodels with David Holland and stopheart, and later laizhufu and Přemysl Zíka. From all of them I have learned a lot. Thank you so much!

I am grateful to the following authors your permission to include their arrangements in The beautiful world of remodels: zhenying, Tian Lang, Tui Leshan, stopheart, David Holland, niwa, gyjgw, Přemysl Zíka, anian, laizhufu and Archanfel.




http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/SokoStation_variations.zip

SokoStation variations
Authors: Ghislain Martin and Jordi Domènech
January and December 2012. 112 puzzles


This set brings together 112 "variations" from Ghislain Martin's SokoStation collection. Some of these "variations" are very difficult. I have hesitated to include them in this selection, because what is gained in difficulty, is lost in fun. Ghislain Martin levels are very clever and fun, however, these "variations" are at risk of being difficult and boring. I recommend this: If you can't solve a level, leave it for last, and try to solve the following. Enjoy!


http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/microban_variations.zip

Microban variations
Authors: David W. Skinner and Jordi Domènech

May 2012. 144 puzzles

Most of these "variations" are from 2010. Some of them were posted on the Yahoo Sokoban forum, but until today I haven't decided to put them together in a collection. What sense does adding some boxes or walls to increase the difficulty, in these puzzles that are for beginners, or even for children, as Skinner says on his website? This seems absurd. But difficulty is Sokoban's law of gravity, and all levels tend to the difficulty in the same way that a stone in free fall tends to the center of the Earth. It is inevitable. However, I am a great defender of beginner levels, that is, easy and fun but good. In any case, here are these "variations", which I hope are attractive puzzles for all lovers of this classic and excellent Microban collection by David W. Skinner.



http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/chrysalis_variations.zip

Chrysalis variations
Authors: David Buchweitz and Jordi Domènech
July 2012 - 2019. 113 puzzles


David Buchweitz has a great ability to create very imaginative structures. As the structure is the most important thing a puzzle, it is sometimes possible to get very good and amazing puzzles. These "variations" are modifications of some of his puzzles.

Since 2009, David Buchweitz is editor of the website Let's Logic, dedicated to Sokoban.

See also other arrangements in Magic Sokoban 2 to 6, and The beautiful world of remodels 3 and 4.



For beginners!

http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/colecciones-txt/first_steps.zip

First  steps

First steps is a selection of small puzzles from Magic Sokoban and other collections of mine for those who start playing Sokoban. Despite their simple appearance, they are not easy: it is rare to find the solution on the first attempt, and you always have to think to solve them.

A tip to learn Sokoban: the most important thing is not to find the solution, but to "understand it". When you have solved a puzzle, don't leave it: try to solve it again.

Every level shows the limit of moves to solve it optimally. It is ideal for learning to play with limitation of moves.


I have divided First steps in two sets: Beginner (100 levels) and Advanced (40 levels). 

Recommended!

 
 

http://www.abelmartin.com/rj/sokobanJS/sokoban-jd.blogspot/SYASokoban.zip

Download Still Yet Another Sokoban and play three excellent collections: Homz challenge (80 levels) by Martí Homs, First steps - Beginner (100 levels) by Jordi Domènech, and Gradus ad Olympo (60 levels) by Přemysl Zíka. Of course, it also includes the Original collection (1988, 50 levels) of Thinking Rabbit.

In total, 290 beautiful levels of difficulty between 1 and 6/10. If you can solve all levels, you're an advanced player.



- Homz challenge (80 levels) by Martí Homs
- First steps (100 levels) by Jordi Domènech
- Gradus ad Olympo (60 levels) by Přemysl Zíka
- Original (1988, 50 levels) by Thinking Rabbit


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