What's In The Box?

Submitted by: lalapancakes 11 months ago in Games Weird

There’s a line between solvable puzzles and absolute infuriation. Puzzle boxes are where that line is drawn. I guess if you were an evil magician and you needed to keep a soul in anything, some kind of demonic hellraiser puzzle box would be it. Anyone who could get past step five for any of these boxes without instructions, I’d buy them a nice 30-year islay.




 
 
 
 

 

Wikipedia:
 “Modern puzzle boxes developed from furniture and jewelry boxes with secret compartments and hidden openings, known since renaissance time. Puzzle boxes produced for entertainment first appeared in Victorian England in the 19th Century (Hoffmann 1893; Sanders and Sanders 1997) and as tourist souvenirs in the Interlaken region in Switzerland (Arenski et al. 2005 provide details of the Swiss carving tradition but do not cover trick boxes) and in the Hakone region of Japan at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th Century (Iwasaki 2003). Boxes with secret openings appeared as souvenirs at other tourist destinations during early 20th Century, e.g. Amalfi Coast, Madeira, Sri Lanka (Hajek 2008, 2012) though these were mostly 'one-trick' traditions. Chinese cricket boxes represent a remarkable example of intricate boxes with secret openings (Hajek 2011, deVreugd 2013).”

There are 13 comments:
Male 6,196
What's in the box? An open bottle of cyanide gas and a cat that is neither alive nor dead.
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Male 3,588
SCHRODINGER!!!
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Male 6,196
Nope... SKINNER!!!, the day he had a fight with his wife
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Male 80
Easy to open with a hammer and/or a saw.
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Male 6,196
"... And the boxes are all kept open, ... by Hammer, Ax and Saw..."
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Male 6,196
I love these and puzzle steins. Steins that if you don't drink from them correctly they dribble all over you.
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Male 6,202
i would love to have one
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Male 8,068
Those look like fun.
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Male 4,099
What’s In The Box? Pinhead and the Cenobites of coarse.
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Male 3,588
i thought it was Gwyneth Paltrow's head  
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Male 6,196
the Ambiguity is in the box
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Male 3
Nice Monty's Reference
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Male 118
I'm living on an endless road Around the world for rock and roll Sometimes it feels so tough But I still ain't had enough I keep saying that it's getting to much But I know I'm a liar Feeling all right in the noise and the light But that's what lights my fire
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