BonBon - Packing Puzzle


The "BonBon" is a packing puzzle box by Frederic Bouche. The solution requires well over a dozen correct moves, including rotations.

DESIGNER: Frederic Boucher
MATERIAL: Butternut Box, Morado Pieces, and Acrylic Lid
RELEASE DATE: 10.1.2020
EDITION: 48 Copies Released
SIZE: 3.7" x 3" x 2"

The "BonBon" packing puzzle by Frederic Boucher is just a ton of fun. The set of five tetrominos must be fully inserted in the rectangular box, and there is only one very specific way to do it. The solution requires well over a dozen correct moves, including rotations.

The box itself is very unusual, with cutouts in the top and sides. The acrylic top is held in place with a tricky set of shoulders resulting in a great fit which retains a solid exterior presentation.

BonBon is constructed with a butternut wood box. Butternut is usually a very soft wood, but we found an unusually dense billet with some nice figure and curl for this project. The pieces are made from Morado, a dense hardwood. The fit and finish are accustomed precision, with very little extra movement yet easy sliding pieces.

48 copies available for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.

Zen Puzzler wrote a fantastic blog review of this puzzle.

This item is sold out and no longer available. Our Marketplace is the best source for discontinued work. We occasionally revisit discontinued designs at our sole discretion and do not accept requests or one-off commissions.

To ensure the proper continued operation and fit of your puzzles, please check out our product care guide. We recommend an occasional polishing with Rennaisance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Howard S.

BonBon (2022)

Tom Z.
Bonbon c'est bon

Boucher is a brilliant designer and bonbon had me scratch my head for a while.
Combining it with Eric's craftsmanship and beautiful wood choice, makes this puzzle to be in my top 3 favorite puzzles for 2020

Pynchas K.

Tge puzzles are veautifully desigbed and intriguing

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