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Solve puzzles before you can open a DVD, CD, book, money…

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@The NYC Toy fair 2008 I saw this ironic puzzle game, it’s meant to give kids/adults a puzzle challenge (roll ball unlocks the box) before they can open a DVD, CD, book, money – getting packaging open is usually a challenge already – but I thought it was funny how modern media companies like to lock out their customers on just about everything or make it a “puzzle” for hackers to “fix” some decision – this is a physical version of the cat and mouse game that I think is playing out… If you’re clever enough you too can get past the DRM :) — maybe Magnif should play on that theme for fun.

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  • Magnif – Link.
  • More photos of Magnif @ Flickr – Link.
  • Giant set of NYC Toy fair 2008 photos @ Flickr – Link.
  • MAKE’s coverage of the NYC Toy Faire 2008 in one place! – Link.

10 thoughts on “Solve puzzles before you can open a DVD, CD, book, money…

  1. My aunt gave me the damnable cube for Christmas last year just to taunt me, it had forty-dollars in it and nigh drove me to the brink of insanity until I got my hands on a dry-erase marker.

  2. In the spirit of open source, drawing a line in washable marker from the lock to the ball’s current location works fine.

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