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1977
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1 − 2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Black Box
Alternate Names
La Boite Magique
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Black Box is a puzzle game in which one player creates a puzzle by secretly choosing the positions of 4-5 marbles on a 8x8 grid. The other player tries to guess their positions by shooting 'rays' into the grid and seeing how they bounce around. The player requiring the fewest rays to solve a puzzle wins.

The German First Edition was named LOGO but the LEGO-Company was not amused with this Title and thought there will be a possibility of confusion. So PARKER renamed the Second Editon to ORDO.

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Contents:
Waddingtons 1977 edition

  • The “Black Box” - black plastic playing area and cover
  • Cardboard slipcover
  • Rule book
  • 1 plastic-coated wipe-off solution board
  • 1 black crayon
  • 5 steel ball bearings
  • 32 pawns (8 black, 8 white, 2 yellow, 2 orange, 2 red, 2 brown, 2 purple, 2 blue, 2 dark green, 2 light green)

Parker Brothers 1978 edition

  • The “Black Box” - black plastic playing area and cover
  • Cardboard slipcover
  • Rule book
  • 1 plastic-coated wipe-off solution board
  • 1 black crayon
  • 5 yellow balls
  • 48 marker tiles (plus extras):
    • 10 yellow (plus a number of extras)
    • 20 red (plus a number of extras)
    • 18 orange (2 each of 9 different patterns):
      • 2 Square
      • 2 Circle
      • 2 Triangle
      • 2 Hourglass
      • 2 Starburst
      • 2 X-shape (with balls at ends)
      • 2 Plus-sign (rounded ends)
      • 2 Diagonal lines (three lines, middle one is longer)
      • 2 Dual Curves (outline of a circle)

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Franjos edition 1990
Publisher: franjos Spieleverlag
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Year: 1990
Size: 9.84 x 7.09 x 1.57 inches
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Black Box
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Waddingtons Mini Edition
Publisher: Waddingtons Games
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Year: 1979
Size: 4.25 x 4.25 x 0.88 inches
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Black Box
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Parker American Edition
Publisher: Parker Brothers
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Year: 1978
Product Code: 225
Size: 10.38 x 10.38 x 1.62 inches
1.06 pounds
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Parker German Second Edition
Publisher: Parker Brothers
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Year: 1978
Product Code: 6111088
Size: 12.99 x 9.84 x 1.57 inches
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Parker German First Edition
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8 Replacement pattern / score card
A replacement for the pattern / score card if your original, like mine, is lost to the ages. Print it two-up and double sided to make a nice booklet of puzzles and results. Or scale it down a tad and laminate it if you prefer a reusable card.
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2008-04-17
11 BlackBox.xls
This is an Excel based version of the game.
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Board Game Rank: 2088
Abstract Game Rank: 144
Num Ratings: 697
Average Rating: 6.35
Standard Deviation: 1.38
Num Views: 70641
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.1
Fans: 9
Personal Comments: 298
Users Owning: 1182
Users Wanting: 13
Users Trading: 101 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 5
Want Parts In Trade: 8
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Total Plays: 6937
Plays This Month: 0
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