Hakoiri-Musume literally means "Boxed Daughter". In Japan this is what they call a daughter so cherished and sheltered by her parents that she doesn't know the world and cannot do anything for herself.
In this centuries old Japanese puzzle the Daughter is represented by the largest piece and must be guided to the door (the middle, bottom). The other pieces represent her father, her mother, two man-servants and four "shop-boys" (this is what the Japanese characters say). The challenge is to slide (drag) the daughter piece past the other pieces to the outside. It looks simple but it is very difficult.
A counter at the lower right keeps track of the number of moves you have made. The minimum number for the Standard level is 85. "Only priests and prisoners" have discovered the four minimum solutions in hundreds of years.
The puzzle has five levels, which can be selected in the Control menu. The Standard level is the classic puzzle. The Practice 1 and Practice 2 levels are a little easier to let you warm up. The Difficult 1 and Difficult 2 levels are the classic puzzle with the pieces in harder starting positions.
• Saves everything about the puzzle when you quit and restores it all when you launch it again
• A new level, a new look, and a couple of new skins
• Fixes bug that Sound On/Off was not restored correctly
• Power PC
• Mac OS 8 or later
• 12 MB of available RAM