Nature/ Type: Wooden puzzle in the form of a "secret box"
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 6 year-old ++
Who would love this: Wooden brainteaser collectors/ and anyone looking for a unique rare-to-find gift
Alluring, mysterious, completes with a touch of surprise. How can I resist a cleverly-designed wooden puzzle, especially when it has hidden and functional storage compartments 😆 , such as this “Secret Box” from Funyards Australia ?
Why I love ❤️ this puzzle:
(1) Unlock The Box! - The objective is pretty simple and straightforward: unlock the box! This intriguing brainteaser comes in an ordinary-looking rectangular wooden box, (seemingly) made out of a few distinct timber pieces assembled and joined together with glue. It looks deceptively unassuming, definitely nothing “magical” at first glance. We tried to push and yank, wiggle and twist, purposefully and randomly, touching and trying out different parts of the box: Nothing happened. It took us a while to realize that “what it seems is not what it is”. Oh the joy of discovering that moveable little corner, and the excitement when our first drawer popped-out in a sudden! But it didn’t stop there: we soon unlocked the mystery of the second secret compartment that slid out gracefully with the right pull and strength. The experience is mind-blowing and simply brilliant. And if you can’t figure out the trick and sequence, no worries! An illustrated solution is included with this puzzle, and there is also informative YouTube videos around that can show you the steps to tackle the puzzling challenge.
(2) Functional As Small Storage Drawers - What I love most is that this is a real container with functional compartments that we can store or hide our treasures and objects, away from the prying eyes (or just to annoy the next challenger). I can imagine this exquisite container being used as a whimsical “gift box” - the lucky recipient would have to crack the perplexing puzzle before they can get their hands on the actual gifts hidden within the secret drawers. Who needs glossy wrapping paper when you can spice up your gift-giving with such tantalising twist? 🤣
(3) Wooden Material & Craftmanship - The box is thoughtfully and precisely constructed for the magic to work. I love the sturdy wooden material and smooth finishes. This is a piece of quality keepsake, a captivating brainteaser that can also serve as an elegant piece of decorative item.
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