Puzzle Box - Escape Artist

31 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
  • Chef's Cut Jerky
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Gamestop
  • Home Depot
  • Kammok
  • Mizzen+Main
  • Nike

*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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    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.

Customer Reviews

    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.

    Brit S.
    Dec 25th 2018
    Best. Gift. Ever.

    My dad just opened it! I think we all had a ton of fun just watching him solve it. Totally worth it! Definitely the best gift ever.

    Dec 25th 2018
    Over achiever!

    My fiancé is an over achiever took him 30 minutes but still worth it !! I took an Hysterical Video of him getting frustrated. He said it was clever and he enjoyed it. Something different.

    Dec 24th 2018
    My husband loved this! It was a fun challenge.

    I bought this for my husband for Christmas. I gave it to him during our Christmas party and he solved it during the party. Even our 7 year old and my dad in law were intrigued by it! The 3 of them solved it in about 45 minutes and had so much fun the whole time. I totally recommend this box to anyone who loves puzzle games.