Puzzle Box - Escape Artist

35 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
  • Best Buy
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Gamestop
  • Home Depot
  • Nike
  • Morton's Steakhouse

*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.

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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 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.

Customer Reviews

    Tammy Mott
    Feb 18th 2019
    Valentine's day gift

    I got this as a Valentine's day gift for my husband. It was a day late but oh well that's how shipping works.
    My husband and sons are brain guys. And I sat and watched them work on this for over an hour. They loved it. I oped for the torch because we had a $50 limit this year. This was about an experience not what's inside. Totally worth it!
    But now the hubs wants one that comes in a wood crate with a Crowbar.... can you make one with gamer guy stuff that is in a wooden crate? Lol

    Feb 7th 2019
    Loved it Need More

    I can’t find anything else like this on the market. It was fun and my husband loved it! I wish you guys could come up with more variations. If you do, I’m sure you’ll have many repeat customers!

    Feb 4th 2019
    Makes for the perfect gift

    I gifted this to a friend for his birthday and he loved it! It took some doing to get the box opened (which I was personally glad about because I intended for the puzzle box to be more the gift than its actual contents). I was afraid he might solve the puzzle too soon, but the clues were apparently extremely cryptic and not easy at all. Great, great purchase!

    Jan 1st 2019
    Awesome gift!

    I received this for Christmas and LOVED it! Took about 45 minutes for me to figure all out. I missed one crucial clue early on which made me bog down for quite a while until I caught my misstep.

    Dec 28th 2018
    Listen Linda

    If your person is the type of person who will spend hours trying to solve a problem. Get them this box. The giftcard is not the gift, the experience is.

    I will note - I got this for my almost 70 year old dad and he had a really hard time reading some the hidden clues you must read through the hidden reveal glasses. BUT it ended up being a father/daughter(s) bonding extravaganza.

    He told me repeatedly this has been the best gift he has gotten - the man can be stoicism incarnate if I ever met it. That's a big compliment.

    Linda, If you're still questioning on getting this. Just get it. You'll probably like it if they don't.