Cluebox – Hints

This is a tutorial to open the cluebox.

Please don’t read this tutorial if you want to open box independently. Please read the last part of the tutorial if you want to place a gift into the box.

When you are stuck at a certain step, you can refer to the information below.

 

    

When you look closer, you will see the starting information on the left side: there are 4 sliders. One is labeled with the word “Start”. The arrows will lead you to the 5 keys.

The 5 keys are on the lower surface of the box. They are blocked. It is not possible to rotate or pull them out individually. They must all be rotated by 90 degrees together.

The keys have different openings in their bits. There are keyholes on the sides of the box. The number of the semicircular recesses next to those keyholes is equal to the number of the openings in the bits.

When all keys are placed in the appropriate order, a hidden slider on the front of the box will be pushed out. Sometimes it is not necessary to put the fifth key into the keyhole, when the box is held horizontal.

The keys can now be removed, as they are not longer required. Now take a closer look at the hidden slider. The symbols on the slider appear on the cryptographic gearwheels.

The (red) arrow points to the first gearwheel. Besides the arrow (on the box) you see the same symbol (like a torn-off sheet of paper), which corresponds to the symbol on the slider.

This suggests, that those 2 symbols on the slider must be adjusted on the gearwheels. The last symbol on the slider corresponds to the one on the lower surface on the box. Now you know the third symbol.

Now you look for the puzzle piece, where the edge corresponds to the other side of the symbol (you find it on the upper surface). Follow this principle until all gearwheels are turned into the correct positions.

Now you can take out the sideward lock.

The large gearwheels are no longer blocked. You can see the digits In one of the small window besides the gearwheels(in the other side opposing letters). To assign the digits to the letters, you have to know the cryptography.

It is located on the movable object inside the eye.

Now follows the explanation of how to decode the first 4 symbols using the secret code. First you can see the symbols: △5=7. It is best to write them down.

On the gear wheel with the numbers you put the number △. This corresponds to the letter S, which you can see in the window on the opposite side. The digit 5 gives the letter T. At the end you should get the word “STAR”. This is the clue for the final step.

Now you should put the upper slider at the front of the box in the appropriate position. When you have decoded all 4 words, you will see those words
“Star”, “Ring”, “Lamp” and “Magnet”

As soon as the 4 sliders are placed according to these symbols, the central lock can be removed.

Now we have opened the box and reached the empty compartment.

As soon as the box is open, you will find a magnet inside, which you can stick to your refrigerator (as a reminder of your experience!). You will find an inscription on the magnet: “One more step”. It means that you can use the QR-code printed on the magnet to perpetuate your name on the roster of the famous cat saviors.

The game can be reset by reassembling the box.

Please close and fix the lid and put the lock back (the 4 sliders have to be in the correct position).

Then the symbols on the cryptographic gearwheels have to be recovered, so that the sideward lock can be put back.

The hidden slider is still pulled out.

To hide it, you have to put the keys in the relevant keyholes. Then you can push it back into the box.

Lastly, put the keys back into the holes on the lower surface and turn them by 90 degrees.

Now the game is reset.

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When you look closer, you will see the starting information on the left side: there are 4 sliders. One is labeled with the word “Start”. The arrows will lead you to the 5 keys.

The 5 keys are on the bottom surface of the box. They are blocked. It is not possible to rotate or pull them out individually. They must be rotated by 90 degrees all together.

The keys have different openings in them.

There are keyholes on the sides of the box. The keys should be put in the relevant keyholes (Note: you shouldn’t turn the key, you only have to insert it). The number of the openings in the key should match the number of the semicircular recesses next to the keyhole.

When all keys are placed in the appropriate order, a hidden slider on the front of the box will be pushed out. Sometimes it is not necessary to put the fifth key into the keyhole, when the box is held horizontally.

The keys can now be removed, as they are not longer required. Now take a closer look at the hidden slider. It shows a puzzle piece and 2 symbols in it. The same symbols can be found on the cryptographic gearwheels.

The blue arrow in the photo shows the order in which the symbols on the gears should be set. The red arrow points to the first puzzle piece in the chain, which looks like a torn-off sheet of paper. Its edge fits the edge of the puzzle piece on the slider.

This suggests that those 2 symbols on the slider must be set on the 1st and 2nd gearwheels.

The other edge of the puzzle piece on the slider fits the one on the bottom surface of the box. Now you know the third symbol to be set on the gear.

Look for the other puzzle pieces and follow this principle until the symbols on the gearwheels are set in the correct order.

Now you can take out the lock from the side.

The large gearwheels are no longer blocked. You can see the digits in one of the small windows beside the gearwheels and the letters on the opposite side. Each digit or symbol corresponds to a letter. This is a decoder. To use it, you have to find a code.

The code is hidden on the movable object inside the eye. You should tilt the box sideways to see it.

Here is the explanation of how to decode the first 4 symbols using the decoder. First you can see the symbols: △5=7. It is best to write them down.

On the gear wheel with the numbers you put the symbol △. This corresponds to the letter S, which you can see in the window on the opposite side. The digit 5 stands for the letter T.

Finally you should get the word “STAR”. This is the clue to the final step.

Now you should put the upper slider on the back of the box in the appropriate position, next to the picture of the star. When you have decoded all 4 words, you will get the following words:

“Star”, “Ring”, “Lamp” and “Magnet”

As soon as the 4 sliders are placed according to these symbols, the central lock can be removed.

Now you have opened the box and reached the hidden compartment.

As soon as the box is open, you will find a magnet inside, which you can stick to your refrigerator (as a reminder of your experience!). You will find an inscription on the magnet: “One more step”. It means that you can use the QR-code printed on the magnet to perpetuate your name on the roster of the famous cat saviors.

The game can be reset by reassembling the box.

Please close and fix the lid and put the lock back (the 4 sliders have to be in the correct position).

Then the symbols on the cryptographic gearwheels have to be recovered, so that the sideward lock can be put back.

The hidden slider is still pulled out.

To hide it, you have to put the keys in the relevant keyholes. Then you can push it back into the box.

Lastly, put the keys back into the holes on the bottom surface and rotate them by 90 degrees.

Now the game is reset.

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