Mentalfloss.com Brain Game regulars know that your humble research editors have been going through the harrowing process of moving into a new home, a feat which has involved us transporting not only our regular stuff, but also the sizable library of books that help us to do our jobs. Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge reveals that we're nearly at the end of that long, long road, and no one's more happy about that than we are. Here's an easier-than-most word ladder to celebrate:

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert MOVES into BOXES in the fewest possible steps.

M O V E S
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B O X E S

Here is a 4-step SOLUTION.

A 4-STEP SOLUTION:

M O V E S
C O V E S
C O D E S
B O D E S
B O X E S

Did you come up with a different sequence of words (shorter, longer, or the same length)? Please share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing!