All Puzzle Boxes come with
instructions, except Puzzle Boxes from Costa
Rica, which are the easiest to open.
- Costa Rica, Poland
to Moderate - India, Wild West, USA (Heartwood)
to Difficult - Japan, Turkey, USA.
Level of Artistry
Boxes from Japan, featuring the amazing Yosegi
mosaic woodwork, are truly works of art.
Boxes from Poland are elegantly decorated with hand
painting, staining, and carving.
Boxes from Turkey feature solid, rustic construction
design on top, back, and sides.
Boxes from India feature traditional designs, either carved or
Boxes from the USA are intricately constructed in a variety of
unique designs, with precision woodwork and a nice smooth finish.
Boxes from Costa Rica are handcrafted in a variety of whimsical
shapes, including animals, hearts, and musical instruments.
Decorated with natural-colored wood.
Wild West Puzzle Box has the most rustic construction of our Puzzle
Type of Wood
- A wide variety of natural-colored woods from trees native to the
- Walnut (dense and dark) or Juniper (lightweight, cedar scent, color
varies from red
- Linden wood ( lightweight)
- Sheesham wood, a dense hardwood also known as Indian Rosewood
- A variety of American hardwoods, including Maple,
Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany. Heartwood Puzzle Boxes also include tropical hardwoods Bubinga and Padauk.
Rica - A variety of plantation-grown tropical hardwoods,
including Cristobal, Purple Heart, Rum Rum, and Monkey Wood
West - Pine (lightweight)
Size of Inner Compartment
(Please see description of individual puzzle boxes for exact
Rica Puzzle Boxes conceal small, free-form compartments which are not
big enough to hold a gift
could hold folded cash.
West Puzzle Boxes contain two compartments. Neither is big
enough for a
gift card, but could hold folded cash.
- USA Puzzle Boxes and Japanese
Puzzle Boxes have compartments that range from tiny
(Mame Puzzle Boxes) to large (5 Sun Puzzle Boxes). Please see
description of individual Puzzle Boxes for exact dimensions.
Boxes from Turkey, India, and Poland all have compartments
large enough to hold a gift card.
Suitable for Young Children
most suitable Puzzle Boxes for young children are those from Costa
Rica, which are easy to open and feature rugged construction in designs
appeal to kids.
Puzzle Boxes from India are also fairly easy to open as well as being
kids are old enough to understand what "Careful" means (!), they might
also enjoy the Wild West Puzzle Box or some of the simpler Japanese or
USA Puzzle Boxes.