Deception Puzzle Box


Deception Puzzle Box

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A sleek, modern update of the classic Himitsu-Bako design.
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Origin Japan
Dimensions 2 x 1.75 x .75 Inches
Material Wood (Teak, Camphor tree)
Difficulty Intermediate

A masterful example of beauty in simplicity.

This innocent-looking wooden box uses traditional woodworking techniques to create a powerful visual deception. By the time you attempt to lift the hinged lid, you've already been fooled.

Designed by Japanese puzzle master Hiroshi Iwahara, Deception Box only takes one move to open but the misdirection to a false solution is so convincing it's almost humorous. Crafted from prized teak and adorned with a yosegi tile made by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya. One of our favorite puzzle boxes.

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We offer a variety of shipping methods from budget-friendly to price-doesn’t-matter. You can compare estimated costs and transit times once you begin the checkout process and enter your shipping address. Carrier options may vary based on your destination.

We strive to pack and ship all items within 24 hours of each order (Monday through Friday). However, we are a small team so during peak holiday season we kindly ask that you allow 3-5 days for your items to be sent on their way. Every box shipped from Art of Play is expertly packed by actual human beings (you can see their names written on your package slip). Everyone in our warehouse is paid a fair wage and treated with respect.

Return Policy

We will gladly offer a refund or store credit in exchange for any items returned within 30 days of the original order, as long as the items are still sealed in new condition. We cannot accept returns of opened or used items. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.


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