Puzzle Box Gift Card

16 reviews

In The Box


  • 1 Puzzle Box
  • 1 Locked Box
  • 1 Gift Card
  • Smartphone or computer required (not included)

His Mission

  • Solve the box to extract the code.
  • Redeem code for his choice of gift card.
  • Receive digital gift card via email.

His Choices*

  • The Home Depot
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Best Buy
  • Nike
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Kuju Coffee
  • Kammok
  • Mizzen+Main
  • Chef's Cut Jerky
  • Morton's Steakhouse
  • Gamestop

*pending availability

How It Ships

In an awesome cardboard box:
In an awesome cardboard box

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“Look at that Big Ol’ Brain!”

How much a man can bench press is completely irrelevant if he’s pushing against a door that reads “pull.” The brain is a muscle too, and it’s arguably the most important one, despite the claims of your local gymrat who won’t share the squat rack.

Rather than doubling down on physical strength when dreaming up tougher-to-open gifts, we opted to test the intellect. There’s no smashing or prying to retrieve this gift card. In fact, his big ol’ muscles will only be good for scratching his noggin.

Introducing, the Man Crates-exclusive Puzzle Box Gift Card, a fully interactive, brain-teasing experience with a worthwhile reward.

Unlocking the Fun

The Puzzle Box Gift Card is a surprise mission swathed in secrecy and bathed in bewilderment. He’ll receive a mysterious box that can only be opened with some intense brain flexing.

He’ll spend the next 30 to 1,000 minutes uncovering clues to solve a handful of expertly designed riddles. He’ll discover clues hidden within anti-forgery ink, and these “keys” will help him solve the accompanying interactive digital experience accessed through his smartphone or computer.

Once he cracks the lockbox, he’ll be rewarded with a gift card redeemable at tons of online retailers. He’ll also have his own reusable lockbox with a keyless opening secret only he possesses.

The Puzzle Box Gift Card will have his head spinning and give him a chance to exercise his cranius maximus.

Customer Reviews

    May 17th 2018
    A Unique Gift Idea for the Guy that has Everything!

    My husband is tough to buy gifts for, so I thought we’d give the puzzle box a try. I’m so glad we did. He said it was one of the best gifts he’s ever received! He enjoys challenges and thought this was a fun surprise. Thank you, Mancrates!

    Apr 18th 2018
    Not as easy as I expected!

    This was a great birthday gift - It took some teamwork and about 30 minutes - it was so much fun! Great design on this thing, the detail is really impressive. Definitely recommend for anybody who likes a challenge and enjoys puzzles/games and getting the old wheels turning.

    Mar 12th 2018
    The puzzles make the gift

    I'll start by saying my husband loved it, so any criticisms I offer here are nitpicky details. The real value in this gift is in the puzzles themselves. My husband has been on an escape room kick lately, so he loved going through these! It took him and his buddy about 35 minutes to solve them all, and he's already talking about different ways he could make use of the clues for some of his own puzzle-based creations. The gift card was a nice bonus at the end, but honestly the box could have been empty and they still would have been happy with the experience.

    Now a note about the actual lock box. Based on some of the reviews here, I opened the package prior to giving it to him just to make sure the box was actually locked. It was. I gave it a few wobbles and tilts to be sure, and it stayed locked. However, this is by no means a sophisticated lock box. My husband collects wood-carved puzzle boxes that require multiple steps to open. This is a simple, one-step cardboard box. I can see why some might have been triggered to open in transit, and if you have any familiarity with how these things work, it's easy to guess how this box opens. My husband actually did guess it - he just didn't try it until after he had solved the puzzles. But it is a fun, clever trick, and most guys aren't puzzle box collectors. :) Plus, he said that even if the box had opened at the beginning, he still would have enjoyed going through the puzzles just for fun, because for him, that was the real gift. There's nothing that says you can't do them just because you already have the prize!

    So the gift was a success. His buddy was disappointed to learn that so far there's only one version of this, because now he wants his own, but different since he's already done these puzzles. So keep them coming! However, I'd love to see the next version have a more sophisticated, high quality lock box. I know cost is a consideration, but I'd encourage offering the option of a lower gift card amount to counter that. The fun of the puzzles and a good quality box would be gift enough for us.

    Feb 25th 2018
    Opened without doing anything

    Gave this to my husband for Valentine's Day. He didn't have to do anything, it just opened. Waste of my money. With shipping, I paid $100 for a $50 gift card. Very disappointed

    Richard Merati
    Feb 18th 2018
    You have to get one of these

    I just received this gift box for my 50th birthday. My son my wife my granddaughter and my grandson all set around the table and begin to go through the puzzles. Might have been cheating but there was four or five of us so it made figuring out the clues a little easier. But it was completely awesome, and we had it opened in 18 and a half minutes. The prize inside was incredible. I truly hope you do more of these, as I would like to begin buying them as gifts for other people. Way to go with this gift it's a homerun.

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