Raft Puzzle - I.Q. Test

Here's a puzzle I found a few years ago. Easy to do, once you know how.


The objective is to get all the people from one side of the river to the other side, using the raft.
However, there are a few rules to follow.

  • No more than two people can be on the raft at any one time.
  • Only the Father, Mother and Policeman can operate the raft.
  • The Father cannot be left with any of the girls, without the Mother being present. Reason - they always fight.
  • The Mother cannot be left with any of the boys without the Father being there. Reason - they too, always fight.
  • The prisoner cannot be left without the policeman. Reason - he will beat up the members of the family.


  • Click on the people to move them on / off the raft.
  • click the red balloons to sail the raft over to the other side
  • It's not impossible, it can be done.
  • Click the big blue circle to begin.