Set of 3 Chinese Puzzle Boxes

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AUD $30.91USD $

This is a set of 3 different Secret Boxes with 3 different solutions. Solve each different puzzle to unlock the secret of each box. BIG SAVINGS on buying them separately.

Four Seasons Series - Autumn

Four Puzzle Boxes. Four different solutions. Buy one. Each box has more than one compartment to open so there’s plenty of challenge there.

Autumn

Chinese Secret Opening Box – Long Life

If you manage to crack open this Chinese puzzle box maybe it will bring you the good luck of Long Life.... or maybe you'll just need a long life to do it!
Actually that's just our humour. This is probably the easiest puzzle box we have so perfect for beginners. And you can slide a credit card inside without having to open it too.
Also available as one of the Discounted Set of 3 Chinese Puzzle boxes. Big Savings even though this one is new in 2021!

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Chinese secret Box I puzzle box

Solve this brain bending puzzle to unlock the secret of the money box.

Also available as one of the Discounted Set of 3 Chinese Puzzle boxes. Big Savings!

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Description

This is a group of 3 different Secret Boxes with 3 different solutions. Solve each fiendish challenge to unlock the secret of each box. 

They can be used as a money box with a slot for coins or notes. And great for hiding a Gift Card or other small gift for some extra Birthday or Christmas frustration!

We’ve included the brand new Long Life secret box, the popular Secret Box I and the Summer box from the Four Season’s collection.  A couple of basic single chamber Chinese secret boxes and one of the multi-chamber boxes too! Save on the individual price per box.
(If you have purchased this Set of 3 before 2020 it may have previously included the Secret Box I so please double check.)

Long Life –  Level 1 difficulty so great for beginners. Size: 151mm x 80mm x 55mm   Size inside: 105mm x 60mm 30mm
Mysterious Chinese Secret Box Four Seasons Series – Autumn.  Size inside: Chamber 1-134mm x 65mm x 30mm  2-130mm x 50mm x 12mm
Chinese Secret Puzzle Box I – Very popular.  Level 3.  A really fun puzzle to solve. Size: 150mm x 65mm x 50mm Space inside: 120mm x 50mm x 26mm  

The boxes all come in individual packaging and include a solution so you can buy three to keep a couple for yourself and give a couple away as presents.

Peter Rasmussen & Wei Zhang wrote to us recently to share a very interesting history about the origins of these “Secret Boxes”. Peter and Wei wrote this about these puzzle boxes:

“They are based on antique treasure boxes found in China. 

Japanese puzzle boxes are very popular and are known throughout the world. Chinese puzzle boxes, on the other hand, are relatively unknown—in China as well as in the rest of the world. This may be due to the fact that Chinese puzzle boxes were produced in a geographically remote part of China and only recently made their way to antique markets in some of the cities. Or it could be because the Chinese boxes were made to serve as practical household objects, whereas Japanese puzzle boxes were intentionally created as novelties to be marketed to travellers and tourists who then spread their fame.

We’ve been collecting and researching the histories of Chinese puzzles since 1997. Occasionally we came across a box—around the size of a shoebox—that required an ingenious trick to open it. No two boxes were exactly alike, and some required a number of steps to open. Whenever we asked about the origin of these boxes, the reply was always the same: they came from Shanxi province. We began travelling around Shanxi in 1999 and found many more of these clever boxes in small rural markets. The boxes had been used by families with property to hold deeds and other valuables. One has an inscription dated “31st year of the Guangxu reign” (1905), proving that their use goes back more than 100 years. Today people enjoy the challenge of opening the boxes as puzzles rather than using them to hold their treasures.

Now Mi-Toys is producing these modern puzzle boxes based on 3 of the boxes in our collection. Our hope is that this will help to gain wider recognition for the lost art of making and solving Chinese puzzle boxes.”

Peter & Wei are working on:  Classical Chinese Puzzle Project  http://ChinesePuzzles.org  You will find a wealth of fascinating information about the origins of Chinese puzzles on this website.

Additional information

Weight 0.700 kg
Dimensions 21 × 17 × 8.5 cm

Four Seasons Series - Autumn

Weight 0.345 kg
Dimensions 9 × 17 × 9 cm
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Chinese Secret Opening Box – Long Life

Weight 0.225 kg
Dimensions 12 × 7 × 5 cm
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Chinese secret Box I puzzle box

Weight 0.18 kg
Dimensions 6 × 16 × 8 cm
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