This one-of-a-kind $20,000 puzzle box has changed the logic game for good! Can this space-aged level-10 puzzle box be solved?
A company called Labsterium create amazing things, from escape rooms to puzzle boxes and a lot more. Based in France, their crew of staff includes a wide selection of professionals, from carpenters to UX specialists and sound FX creators.
YouTuber, Chris Ramsay, heard about the Labsterium team, he decided to commission them to create a custom, state-of-the-art puzzle box for him. Six months later, he received a package in the mail...
What he discovered was a radical-looking box from Future Chris. Well, that's how this innovative space-themed puzzle game was skinned. All he had to do was figure out what to do with it.
First things first, though, the craftsmanship is astounding. It's not just a box, rather, it's made from a variety of 3D-printed plastics, hand-carved wood and custom-cut metals. It contains a Samsung Tablet as an information screen that is hooked up to an array of motherboards and circuit breakers, which interact with the physical buttons and ports that are used to open various compartments.
Each compartment is sealed closed with magnets, which can only be turned off once a portion of the puzzle has been solved, leading to the next 'Level' of the puzzle.
Getting back to the puzzle; as it turns out, once it's turned on and he's proceeded through a few of the levels, it's actually a bomb and Chis has 20-minutes to deactivate it! These 20-minutes were the last portion of a roughly 2-hour-long process to solve this problem.
That may not seem like a long time for something that cost $20,000, but when you consider the tech and time taken to create this wonderful puzzle, it seems like it's worth it, especially considering there are more ways than one to solve it.
So, there's the overview, now it's time to check out how Chris goes about solving this level-10 puzzle box, so press the play button below and enjoy the show!