# Puzzle Box Strategy (locked)

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 I just can't find any strategy how to solve the puzzles witz the light and dark colors, where surriunding tiles change colors when clicking one. This kind of puzzle is much, much harder than the others to me. Can anyone help me? Hi RickRatte, When I was making the Puzzle I had to look up the easiest way to solve them so I'll tell you what I learned :) The easiest way is a method called Chase the Lights - basically, click every tile directly under a light starting from the top and working your way down. Clear each row before you start the next one. Once the lights are only on the bottom row, click a tile on the very top row (depending on which bottom row lights are on) and chase the light again. Sometimes, depending on the lights left on the bottom row, you may have to chase the lights a third time :) For these examples, let o be a light and x be no light If your bottom row is oxoox, start the next round of chase the light at the top right corner of the grid. If your bottom row is xooxo, start the next round of chase the light at the top left corner of the grid. If your bottom row is xxooo, start the next round of chase the light at the second to right top corner of the grid. If your bottom row is oooxx, start the next round of chase the light at the second to left top corner of the grid. Any other combination, to my recollection, you can just click any one of the top tiles to force the next set to be one of the sets you can solve :) Hope that helps! Its a classic puzzle called lights out. Theirs many guides for it online. Here is just a solver which gives you the optimal way to solve it. It just takes practice to recognize patterns. http://perfectweb.org/ddo/solver/vale_puzzle.html oh wow, it actually works really well, thanks!