Puzzle Box - Escape Artist

54 reviews


When will it arrive?

In The Box

His Mission

Solve the box to extract the code. He'll use the code to redeem his digital gift card (sent by email).


  • 1 Puzzle Box
  • 1 Locked Box

Reward Options (choose 1)

  • $50 Gift Card
  • $100 Gift Card
  • $150 Gift Card
  • Whiskey Stones (x6)
  • Thunderbird Torch Lighter

Gift Card Choices*

  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Amazon (available in $50 and $100 only)
  • Home Depot (available for use in USA and Canada)
  • Columbia Sportswear (available in $50 and $100 only)
  • Gamestop (available in $50 only)
  • Nike
  • Morton's Steakhouse (available in $50 and $100 only)
  • REI (available in $50 and $150 only)

*Full retailer redemption subject to change due to availability.

Note: Smartphone or computer required (not included).

How It Ships

Puzzle Box gift card ships in a cardboard box.
In a Man Crates branded cardboard box.

  • Choose your delivery date at checkout
    Choose your delivery date at checkout


“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 his reward. In fact, his big ol’ muscles will only be good for scratching his noggin.

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

Unlocking the Fun

The Puzzle Box - Escape Artist 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 whichever item you select.

  • A gift card redeemable at tons of online retailers.
  • A Thunderbird butane torch lighter.
  • A set of 6 whiskey stones.

The Puzzle Box - Escape Artist will have his head spinning and give him a chance to exercise his cranius maximus.

*Coupons and promotions do not apply to this product.

Customer Reviews

    Pamela Johnson
    Dec 28th 2019
    Awesome gift!

    This game was such a hit, it was played and solved five times at my house on Christmas! After the initial recipient received his gift card, we refilled it with chocolates and various members of my family had an absolute blast with it! Great puzzles, wonderful group activity!

    Rachel Madsen
    Dec 27th 2019
    Perfect gift...

    This was the perfect gift to give my father who always just asks for money for Christmas. We got him this and he spent literally an entire day working on it (9am to 8pm). The best part? We paid a little extra to have the box duct taped.

    He enjoyed it and the puzzle was very cleverly done.

    Nancy B
    Dec 26th 2019
    He loved it!!

    My 21 yr old thought this was the best gift! I am so happy with his reaction and he had a really good time figuring this out. I look forward buying future puzzle boxes for him.

    May 19th 2019

    FThe concept of this game is absolutely fantastic and execution is even better! Watching my boyfriend work through this game was hilarious.m and intense. He was super engaged and thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe you all can create more of these puzzles. First time buyer and it won’t be the last!

    May 19th 2019
    Awesome Gift for Grad

    I bought this as a high school graduation gift for my friend's son. I ordered the duct tape gift wrap which was a hoot! After puzzling out the box, he declared "I would definitely get this for a friend!" which is the best compliment a gift-giver and company can receive. Also, customer service with Man Crates was EXCEPTIONAL. I will definitely be ordering from them again and have encouraged my family and friends to do so.