A Box in the Wall
A Box in the Wall
A Box in the Wall
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A Box in the Wall

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“This box has been in my family for over 100 years now. My great-grandfather found it during World War I while hiding in an abandoned castle in the middle of Europe after escaping from a German prison camp. It was concealed in a wall of the castle behind a loose stone, and there it might have remained but for the end of the war and my great-grandfather’s rescue by friendly troops. He brought the box home as a souvenir.”

“Over the years, I have tried to find a key that would open this lock, and after much frustration, I finally succeeded in my quest. So…I know what is in the box, and it is amazing. I’d like to conduct a little experiment to see if one of you can unlock the secrets held within.”

Five spectators each select at random one image of a middle-ages scientist, on the back of which is a description of their contribution to the scientific community, along with a single key word. Each spectator then selects a key at random, only one of which will open the lock on an old box. When the box is opened, a cryptex is found. When the right key word is applied to the cryptex, it opens, revealing a message inside which validates the contribution made by the scientist previously selected by the spectator whose key opened the box.

What you receive:

1 hand made wooden box with hasp and hinged lid

1 brass cryptex with instructions, spare parts, and adjustment tool

1 piece of black cloth on which to display the cryptex within the box

1 old padlock with two keys which open the lock

4 random skeleton keys which do not open the lock

1 hand made change bag

1 piece of a broken mirror

1 “secret” message

5 envelopes

5 hand made scientist cards

1 set of instructions on parchment-like paper, complete with suggested patter.