Small Box Two - "Aha Box"
|EDITION:||200 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2.75 x 1.7 x 1.2|
Small Box Two - "Aha Box" This design was Alan Boardman's IPP exchange puzzle in 2004. He describes it as "Designed to lure your non-puzzler friends into "our" world." It gives very few clues upon handling...it seems to be solid, with no way to open it. A solution does exist, and it's quite tricky to discover. Sturdy and pocket sized, a great puzzle to share with friends and non-puzzlers. This little box also has a surprisingly useful amount of space inside!
Construction of this puzzle is very precise, with a solid fit and feel. The Zebrawood contrasts beautifully with the maple...this little guy is just begging to be picked up and played with!
Each copy is signed and dated; 200 copies made for initial release. Please read our post about humidity and puzzle boxes if you are not sure about how to properly store this precision creation.
Love this very simple design by Allan. In fact, I think this makes the solving process harder due to having very little to go on. All in all I really like this one, definitely an "Aha!" moment when I got it.
Eric's use of contrasting woods adds TREMENDOUS BEAUTY to this already clever design by the great microxylometagrobologist Allan Boardman. The quality is of the highest caliber, masking any clues to the puzzle's solution. The mechanism is smooth and reliable. Despite its relatively small size (mimicking Allan's original design), the bold contrast between the maple and zebrawood allows for prominent display. At about half the price of the original AHA! Box, tremendous value, as well.
Well made as always, this box is small enough to take with you and sturdy enough not to worry about it. I pushed and poked and prodded and twisted and turned to no avail before finally stumbling on the solution. Not as difficult as Small Box One from my perspective, but still very worthwhile. I'll be stalking this site every month to catch the new Small Boxes as they are released. A great value. Recommended.