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Companion Box with heart decoration trick opening puzzle box

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AUD $23.00USD $

The puzzle is to open the Companion box. It’s one of those puzzles that once you’ve worked it out it’s easy to remember. But very few people do work it out without being shown the mechanism.

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The mechanism used to open this puzzle box has been used in a couple of other puzzles on this website but it’s well engineered for use in a puzzle box, and the makers have added an extra twist to the puzzle confuse and confound.

Very few people will solve this puzzle box without a hint, and yet the solution is very straightforward.

Designed by Mr Benno who is a teacher at TU University in Delft, The Netherlands, for Zoyo in China.  This is the first of three boxes he designed for Zoyo. Two are available now and one coming in the future – here at Mr Puzzle. He says “I made the first version of the box when I was in the last year of my high school. This version didn’t have any 45 degree cuts, and the box would have a lid instead of the way it opens up now. The box was a birthday present for a close friend. That’s why I chose this design.I wanted to make a box with nothing which could move on  the outside. Most boxes have sliders or at least something to Interact with on the outside of the box.”  He goes on to describe the mechanism but of course, we won’t be giving that away here…. But he did say that his Physics teacher quite enjoyed the way of opening this box!

The puzzle box is made from laser cut plywood.  It does have space inside to be able to include a gift or a note so with the heart motif it makes a great box to put a special present for a special someone inside. But beware of strange complications if you use this one to hide the ring!

The puzzle box is made from layers of laser cut plywood and some parts are painted yellow with heart decoration.
Size:  90mm x 90mm x 90mm 
Space inside:  60mm x 60mm x 50mm  We don’t advise to put some small loose article like a ring inside because it could affect the mechanism.
Packaged in a kraft gift box with window face to show the product. A printed step by step solution is included.

As a quality control measure, every one of these puzzles has been opened, solved and checked here at Mr Puzzle. In a few cases we have found some small laser cutter flash burn marks on the yellow paint but these are not very obvious and they in no way affect the working of the puzzle.

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Weight 0.37 kg
Dimensions 15 × 12 × 10 cm
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  1. Johnathan Nestruck-Brunet

    Johnathan Nestruck-Brunet

    I bought a couple of the little puzzle for our ”spy themed sciences” and they are a great way to teach kids to learn out to think ”out of the box”. Plus they adored to find a way to solve it since you feel the sens of progression while solving it.

    Easy to put back together!

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  2. Johnathan Nestruck-Brunet

    Johnathan Nestruck-Brunet

    I bought a couple of the little puzzle for our ”spy themed sciences” and they are a great way to teach kids to learn out to think ”out of the box”. Plus they adored to find a way to solve it since you feel the sens of progression while solving it.

    Easy to put back together!

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  3. Myke

    Myke

    Unfortunately mine came slightly broken so I seen the solution right away. I had to glue parts back together for it to work as intended, works great now but unfortunately no solving. Great puzzle otherwise.

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  4. Wind

    Wind

    The puzzle box itself was very fun to figure out and open, the person I gave it to had a blast figuring it out. Unfortunately one of the yellow corners popped right off and I had to glue it back in place.

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  5. Jimmy

    Jimmy

    If you have a friend/child who loves video games, and has loved one called portal. It is impossible to go wrong with this box. It’s fantastic and plays with the inner puzzler that all portal. A little bit fiddley, but for this price it’s pretty robust. As I write this I watch my friend staring at it, trying to figure out it’s secrets. So in summary, if youre not new to puzzle boxes, and aren’t interested in the novelty, this isn’t for you. But if you like portal, or are interested in puzzle boxes or are at entry level, this is excellent value for money.

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