Tamate Puzzle Box


Tamate Puzzle Box

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A friendly beginner puzzle box with an inner chamber that's perfect for a deck of playing cards.
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Origin Japan
Dimensions 3.6 x 4.7 x 1.3 Inches
Material Wood, String
Difficulty Advanced

Tamate is a mysterious wooden gift wrapped with string. A friendly beginner puzzle box, the inner chamber is a perfect fit for a deck of poker-sized playing cards. A beaded string runs freely through the bottom of the wooden box but once undone, it doesn't seem to have anything to do with holding the wooden lid locked in place. Deducing the trick to access the secret compartment is not terribly difficult but nothing makes your most treasured hype deck seem more valuable than sheathing it in a rare handcrafted puzzle safe. Plus, it's a great opportunity to show off your knot-tying skills. A staff favorite.

Made from Zelkova wood in the Hakone mountains of Japan.

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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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