$116,794 raised out of $10,000

Two captivating puzzle boxes and a double adventure for all CLUEBOX fans. Magic and Science – which one are you better at?


The CLUEBOX is an interactive, manually assembled wooden box with various puzzles, which have to be solved one after the other to open the box. Very much like an Escape Room in a handy format! The solution to each puzzle is based not on randomness, but only on logical decisions.

The CLUEBOX is an intriguing challenge. It’s difficult to solve, satisfying to hold, and beautiful to display.


Human beings are rational creatures, and yet we are tempted to believe in extraordinary things like magic and rely on intuition. Which of the two sides is stronger in you? Well, now it is the perfect moment to find out!

For this Kickstarter, we designed and developed not one but TWO CLUEBOX PUZZLES:

  • The Trial of Camelot (with a little help from the famous magician Merlin) 
  • Cambridge Labyrinth (with a little help from the great scientist William Whewell) 

Will you be better at solving the box created by magic or by science? Explore the deepest corners of your soul by solving the two Cluebox mysteries! 

The two new Cluebox puzzles are completely different in terms of engineering, mechanics, riddles and materials used, yet both are equally fascinating and thrilling to solve!

The Kingdom of Logres, early 6th century. The aging King Arthur asks for the help of his mentor, mage Merlin, to find a worthy knight who can take part in the quest for the Holy Grail. Later on Merlin finds a way to identify the worthy – the one who can pass the trail and “pull out the king’s sword.”

Many knights gifted with strength and valor came to Merlin, but none of them could cope with the trial. Until Galahad, son of Lancelot, came along. A short time later King Arthur proclaims him the greatest knight ever.

Many deeds of Galahad are described in detail in medieval literature, except for one – the trial of Merlin, which remained a secret of Galahad. Until quite recently, in West Yorkshire, a mound with the tomb of an unknown knight was excavated. All indications pointed that it was the tomb of the knight Galahad, and in his hands there was the trial of Merlin, which accompanied Galahad until the end of his days.

Now we suggest that you pass the Trial of Camelot and equal yourself with the greatest of the Knights of the Round Table!

Package design Federico Meloni/Chris Lattner

Megabox: The Trial of Camelot

For Kickstarter, we will also produce Camelot Megabox. The Box size is 21,5 x 21,5 x 22,5 cm, which makes it ideal for escape rooms, corporate events, and other occasions with a larger amount of people. In your Megabox pledge, 2 boxes are included: 1 x Camelot Megabox + 1 x Camelot Standard size

In the early 19th century the situation around the scientific developments in the UK was raising strong concerns. “Science is all but dead in England… perhaps deadest of all at our Universities,” – English journalists wrote.

And then it changed – provincial Philosophical Societies started blossoming across the United Kingdom. They offered an opportunity for people to meet and listen to talks on the latest discoveries and inventions. 

William Whewell, a Cambridge University historian and philosopher, became one of the founders of Cambridge Philosophical Society in 1819. This Society ultimately transformed major English universities into the world-leading centers of scientific research we know today. The term “scientist” had not even existed until William Whewell coined it in 1833.

According to several reliable sources, there was only one condition to become a member of the Philosophical Society – applicants had to pass the entrance challenge by opening the mechanical box “Cambridge Labyrinth” invented by scientist William Whewell. 

Now you have an opportunity to face the challenge which used to be the first step for many inventors into the world of science and engineering!

Package design Federico Meloni/Chris Lattner

Once our project reaches 200,000€ specially for Kickstarter we will create TWO marvelous artifacts which combine the power of Magic and the knowledge of Science: the models of Balancing Marbles and Floating Sword. They will be distributed to the supporters of our project according to the chosen reward:

  •  Balancing Marbles for the backers who choose to get Cambridge Labyrinth 
  •  Floating Sword for the backers who choose to get the Trial of Camelot 

You will receive both in case you pledge for the two types of Cluebox. 

The models come as a wooden kit.

Balancing Marbles

Floating Sword

Captain Nemo’s Nautilus

This beautiful Cluebox puzzle appeared on Kickstarter last year in summer. Almost 4000 backers supported us, so Captain Nemo’s Nautilus found its home in more than 75 countries. 

Captain Nemo, a famous character of Jules Verne’s books, put his secrets inside a box in his legendary submarine Nautilus.  Reveal the mysteries of Captain Nemo and find the lost traces of his scientific findings!

Davy Jones’ Locker

This Cluebox came to life thanks to more than 3400 Kickstarter backers from our first campaign! Thanks to everyone who supported us!

Davy Jones is the sea devil who locks away the wandering souls of all sailors who lose their lives at the sea.  You can become the one, who will finally be able to open the locker, release the souls and defeat Davy Jones. 

Schrödinger’s Cat

Professor Schrödinger – a famous Austrian physicist – forgot his cat in a box, while studying the problems of quantum mechanics. We are sure that the cat is still alive, and you must save it!

You can get any Cluebox as an add-on! All the three Clueboxes are available in a standard size (11 x 11 x 12 cm) or as a Megabox (21,5 x 21,5 x 22,5 cm): 

(*) Shipping is not included and will be charged after the end of the campaign in the Pledge Manager for your pledge and any additional copies added on. Please see the “Shipping” section for more information.  

Additionally to the rewards, you can add any quantity of the following products to your pledge.

Birthday Cake Puzzle Box

The Birthday Cake Puzzle Box is a mechanical wooden box with a secret vault inside which will serve as a unique gift box. You have to solve 3 puzzles to open the box. The cake is personalized so that you can set age of the gift recipient. 

  • Size: Ø 10,5 cm x 6,5 cm
  • Secret space size: Ø 9,5 x 3,5 cm
  • 3 sequential puzzles
  • Age is customizable
Marble Run Dragon

Marble Run Dragon is a wooden kit. It’s a fantastic mechanical creature and an amusing marble run maze combined in one! 

It’s our first marble creation and we’re very excited to offer it for the first time in our KS campaign.

  • Size: 18,2 x 21,5 x 12 cm
  • 260 parts and numerous marbles

“Happy New Year” Tree Puzzle Box

“Happy New Year” Tree Puzzle Box is a portable vault used to wrap gifts and aimed for the New Year celebration. You have to solve a puzzle to open the box. A creative way to hide something for the event.

  • Wooden kit
  • A gift box and a puzzle to solve
  • Size: 8,0 x 8,0 x 10,3 cm
  • Secret space size: 7,2 x 5,0 x 6.0 cm

Kryptos is a portable vault used to hide secret messages. We have produced it as a wooden kit, giving you the opportunity to build it on your own, get insights into its mechanics, and of course hide a secret message as a present or as part of a game.

  • Size: 10,5 x 6 cm
  • Secret space size: 2 x 2 x 8 cm
  • The secret word can be reset to any word up to 6 letters.
Tin Woodman’s Heart

Tin Woodman’s Heart is a mechanical box with a changeable code lock out of 3 words. You can hide a present inside and set a romantic code such as “I love you” or make a funny message, e.g. “I love beer“. There are more than 50 possible combinations, so that you can set the key sentence which suits you best.

  • Size: 7,8 x 7,6 x 3,8 cm
  • Secret space size: 7 x 4 x 1,3 cm

Here is a short overview of the products available as add-ons to your pledge:

We are an international team of game and puzzle enthusiasts, mainly based in Germany. In 2016 we established a company to develop innovative board games and puzzles focusing on the escape games niche.  After the successful release of Davy Jones’ Locker and Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, we’re very excited to present our 3rd Kickstarter and will appreciate your support to bring our next Сluebox to life!

Every backer is important to us, regardless of location. The reality is that shipping and sales taxes are expensive. To offset this we worked with our shipping partners to get the best conditions for our backers on Kickstarter. Here are the conditions that we can offer to different regions. 

Please note that shipping is not included in the fee for the pledge and will be charged after the end of the campaign in the Backerkit Pledge Manager for your pledge and any additional copies added on. 

The shipping is duty-free to the European Union,  the USA, Australia and Canada.

All other countries

We cannot guarantee customs-friendly shipping in areas outside of the EU, US, Australia and Canada. There may be additional duties and/or fees charged by your country’s governmental agencies and/or shipping partners. Those fees are solely your responsibility, and we can neither cancel a shipped pledge nor will we pay those fees. In case that a package is returned or destroyed due to the non-payment of such fees, your pledge will be considered fulfilled.

(*) We will add 1 EUR for each additional product or add-on, it will depend on the country and product type.

Pledge manager

We will be using BACKERKIT pledge manager after the campaign. As soon as the campaign is over, you will be asked to fill in your information, specify your add-ons* (if necessary) and pay the shipping fees.