Aha Box (October 2021)

DESIGNER: Allan Boardman
MATERIAL: Bocote, Iroko
RELEASE DATE: 10.18.2021
EDITION: 89 Copies Released
SIZE: 2.75" x 1.7" x 1.2"
Small Box Two - "Aha Box" This design was Allan Boardman's IPP exchange puzzle in 2004. Alan describes it as "Designed to lure your non-puzzler friends into "our" world." Seemingly solid and impenetrable, Aha Box gives very few clues upon handling. A solution does exist, and it's quite tricky to discover. Sturdy, pocket-sized, and with a surprising amount of useful space inside, Aha Box is a great puzzle to share with friends and non-puzzlers.

The construction of the Aha Box puzzle is exact, with a solid fit and feel. We made this run with beautifully contrasting Iroko paired with a striking plank of Bocote.

Each copy is signed and dated; 89 copies were made for this release. Aha box ships assembled.

Precision wood puzzles can be damaged by environmental changes. Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
A Nice One To Start With

Quality-wise top notch as always. I am rating it "only" 3 stars as it took me less than a minute to solve and hence the relation of puzzling time and price were not right for me personally on this one. On the other hand I heard and read that there are quite a lot of puzzlers who struggled with it for days/weeks.

So tiny but so pretty

We were lucky to grab the Aha Box as a last-minute buy during the Cyber Monday sale. We're so happy we did! The craftsmanship, as always, is superb. And it has to be to make such a gorgeous box at this tiny size! The other reviews suggest we're missing a simple revelation to get this thing open--which in itself should be a clue. But so far, we haven't had that epiphany yet!

I get it now...

You can only truly understand the aha box until you have solved it. Took me a bit of time to solve but it was worth it. It's sitting next to my other puzzle boxes looking pretty.

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