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We apologize to all the people who are waiting for their own DOT-BOX. We have had technical difficulties finding a company who can mass-produce an inexpensive version of the original DOT-BOX.

Meanwhile, we have been busy with many new and exciting puzzle designs which use our unique discovery, including a Limited Edition 50th anniversary souvenir for those who overwintered at MAWSON in the Antarctic in 1966.

Puzzle One : -Find the Penguin.

Puzzle Two: - Explain why it worked.

Birds-eye view of the Mawson '66 puzzle on a map from 100 years earlier showing how little had been discovered in the 1870s.

 

Another modified design to celebrate H M Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

Stamps are not included with the puzzle!

Puzzle One is to find the Crown Jewels or something similar.
Puzzle Two is to explain how it works.

 

 

 


THE DOT BOX PUZZLE.
USES A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLE!

JURY FIRST PRIZE WINNER
in the 2015
Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition.

INSTRUCTIONS

Open the box. Close the Box. Understand it. Explain it.

  • Contains small parts - Not suitable for children.
  • No banging.
  • No hitting.
  • No violence.
  • No using external tools.
  • Do NOT try to replace the battery yourself. This must only be done by an authorised service agent.
  • Keep away from excessive heat.
  • If you freeze this puzzle then it will get cold.
  • Do not allow puzzle to get wet.
  • Do not eat.
  • Do not X-Ray or place in NMR device

There are TWO SOLUTION to opening the Dot-Box: -

  1. The Difficult solution for Fools who can solve the Dot Box by fiddling around for a long time.

  2. The Easy solution for Clever people who can solve it in under 15 seconds every time.

Are you a Fool or a Clever person?
If you are Clever then please explain to us why your solution works?

HISTORY

James Dalgety made the fortuitous discovery of this surprising principal in 2011. Applying the same technique to various other related puzzles he was surprised that it worked on some and not on others. After dozens of experiments and prototypes he eventually made a puzzle which, hopefully, can only be solved in this special way. Great thanks are due to several people particularly Simon Bexfield and Steve Nicholls who were tearing their hair out to make a design suitable for 3D printing. Just before they became completely hairless they managed to come up with this sinister five-sided black box.

 

 

 

For HINTS click here (updated 21st December 2014)

 

     
 

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