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Store:  2-Player Games, Strategy Games
Edition:  Black Box
Genre:  Logic & Deduction
Format:  Board Games
Other:  Essen 2007 releases

Black Box+

includes standard and hexagonal boards

Your Price: $29.95
(Worth 2,995 Funagain Points!)

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Product Awards:  
Games Magazine Awards
Best Abstract Strategy Nominee, 2009

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 15 minutes 2

Designer(s): Eric W Solomon

Manufacturer(s): Franjos

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Product Description

Players of Black Box attempt to deduce the structure of a hidden molecule comprising a small number of atoms. The molecule is concealed in a "box" and the atoms affect rays which players direct into the box. From where the rays emerge or get absorbed, it is possible to deduce the structure of the molecule.

The original game is a classic among deduction games and is included along with the new hexagonal version, which is a real challenge even for experienced players.

Description written by W. Eric Martin and used with permission of

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Best Abstract Strategy Nominee, 2009

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Eric W Solomon

  • Manufacturer(s): Franjos

  • Year: 2007

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 15 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 695 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English).


  • 1 double-sided game board
  • 6 wooden balls
  • 42 colored wooden ray markers
  • 1 notepad with Black Box diagrams
  • 1 book of Black Box puzzles

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.1 in 8 reviews

by Game Reviewer
Great Deduction Game!!
April 10, 2008

Black Box+ is a fabulous pair of games in one box. Most game players who like deductive reasoning have played or are familiar with the original square Black Box. But now the new hexagonal version adds a whole new level of enjoyment. The deduction is more demanding and fun!

With both the Square and Hexagonal versions on opposite sides of the board, its like a beginner AND an advanced game for one price. My friend and I used to play (regular) Black Box years ago. Now we have been playing the Hexagonal Black Box for a while and we like it even more.

If you like deductive reasoning, you'll love Black Box+!

by Biggest Black Box Fan
Wow - Black Hexagon is fantastic!
October 17, 2007

This review is for the CURRENT version, "Black Box +".

I've loved Eric Solomon's "Black Box" since the Parker Bros. version in the late seventies - what a great game! Now the new hexagonal version is even more challenging and complex (= "more fun!") than ever. I've found a new favorite with a familiar feel, but a whole new dimension.

Franjos has done a great job bringing the old and new game out together in a form that will be sure to please - the quality of the game board and pieces are on par with top manufacturers. I found the instruction booklet clear and helpful. There is even a suggested rule that players agree not to "hide" arrangements that lead to ambiguous results (such as an undetectable position that forces guessing to solve).

As an avid Black Box player, I find the hexagonal adaptation logical and easy to negotiate, but it seems to offer (and require) a great deal more deep thinking in discovering solutions. I couldn't be more pleased!

My favorite all-time game
October 05, 2002

I have owned this game for over 20 years. I have yet to see a better game for logical deduction and geometric concepts. The game can be played with others or by yourself. I have been looking to get another copy of this game for over 10 years. Thank you Funagain Games. Anyone that would rank this game below a 3 probably likes dice games.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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