This box has been reviewed by Chris Ramsay: click here
This box has been reviewed by Mr puzzle: click here
A simple looking puzzle box with a Chess pattern on the sides. This box takes 30 steps to open. It also has an extra secret, but you’ll have to find that out yourself… The box is 130 x 130 x 70 mm.
I’ve always liked the idea of buttons for puzzle boxes. I’ve made multiple boxes with buttons which stick out, but I’ve never been able to make a box the way I imagined the buttons. A few weeks before designing this puzzle box I’ve bought a laser cutter myself. Because I can now test designs more easy I started working on a puzzle I’ve been thinking about for several years. However, the puzzle turned out to be way to complex to start with. Because of that I started making this box.
This puzzle box is basically a simple version of the complex box I’ve been thinking about. However, don’t let this fool you! This box isn’t easy to open… I’ve added engravings on the sliders of this puzzle to give some clues about how to open this puzzle.
I’ve tested multiple things with this puzzle box. The most important part are the way the buttons of this box are hidden in de design. I also wanted to hide the lid in such a way it feels like there isn’t a lid. I’m really happy with how this box turned out, and I’m now working on the extra complex version I’ve been wanting to make for years.
I’ve made a building plan for this puzzle box with a laser cut file. If you want to make this puzzle box yourself: click here.
I’ve posted the opening solution below. Stop scrolling if you don’t want to know how to open this box!