Half puzzle, half illusion, the Yosegi Magic Box can make small objects materialize or vanish mysteriously. The secret lies in the clever construction of a hidden mechanism that engages by subtly sliding one of the panels of the box. Our favorite way to present the trick is to invite a friend to open the box and take out the prize they find inside. When they find the box empty, we close the box, snap our fingers and open the box to reveal a $20 bill.
The decoration on this box features Yosegi marquetry which is created without using paints or dyes. Skilled artisans use slender sticks of various types of wood to create intricate patterns of shapes and colors. The sticks are then glued into logs and paper thin layers are shaved from the face of the assembly to be used as decoration for puzzles and other wood crafts.
Handmade in Japan.
Our products ship through a privately owned climate-controlled warehouse in San Diego, California.
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.
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.