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A puzzle game unlike anything you've played before.

Blackbox is a creative and clever puzzle game where you solve puzzles using your iPhone's hardware


by Grow Pixel
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Think outside the box
FREE in the App Store

Blackbox is a creative and clever puzzle game where you solve puzzles using your iPhone's hardware. There are no finger swipes — understand your hardware and use it to find the solutions through creative tinkering.

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Think outside the box. You're going to really have to use your head to understand how to solve these puzzles.

Think outside the box
Use the hardware

Use the hardware. Understand your iPhone's hardware in order to solve these unique puzzles. No finger swipes necessary.

Be clever. Think about each challenge in a new perspective and use your hardware to solve it.

Be clever

What is it about?

Blackbox is a challenging puzzle game that forces players to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to puzzles. You'll have a better understanding of all of your phone's functions after playing this game.

For those who...

  • Want innovation
  • Love puzzles

Not for those who...

  • Want the same boring puzzles

Why we love it

The controls involve using all of your phone's features, rather than depending on boring finger swipes on the screen. It's innovative and awesome, to say the least.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Puzzle Trivia
Last updated
December 13, 2022
Release date
February 25, 2016
More info

Blackbox is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $1.99

    Erudite Pack

  • $0.99

    1 hint credit

  • $1.99

    Push Pack

  • $1.99

    3 hint credits

  • $3.99

    7 hint credits

  • $9.99

    20 hint credits

  • $2.99

    Coffee for Ryan

  • $19.99

    42 hint credits

  • $7.99

    California Burrito

App Store Description

So you think you understand this thing you’re holding? Think again. Stop tapping. Stop swiping. In fact, stop touching the screen at all. To crack Blackbox’s puzzles you’ll need to find solitude and stillness, climb mountains, call on friends, get in tune with the cosmos, and think outside the box.

Minimalistic visual clues make for incredibly satisfying “Aha!” moments, while sonic interfaces provide an extra level of guidance and nuance that makes Blackbox accessible with or without vision. Thoughtful haptic feedback, Easter eggs on Easter eggs, and solutions that can’t be found beneath the glass of your screen redefine what a puzzle can be. You’ll never see your device the same way again.

Think you’re clever? Prove it.

(Blackbox is a living game under active development by Ryan McLeod. When not eating burritos or drinking coffee, he’s busy designing and developing new Blackbox challenges.)

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