Exposé – Mystery Box Revealed – Released by Theory11

Mystery BoxPresented by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, in collaboration with theory11, Mystery Box is finally available! You can get a beautiful, hand-crafted lockbox, and keep it sealed forever, or open it up to access the mysteries inside. Or you can get a deck of playing cards. Either way, you’ll be helping support a charity that promotes creative writing around the USA.

The Mystery Lockbox

A handcrafted, wooden lockbox made of 100-year-old reclaimed wood, containing 12 decks of Mystery Box Playing Cards. Each box is locked with an alphanumeric combination, and the lid is iron-branded with the Mystery Box emblem.

Share the Wonder

$1 per deck purchased will be donated to 826 National, a non-profit dedicated to promoting creative writing in schools and workshops around the USA.

Design of the Details

Each deck of Mystery Box Playing Cards is sealed with a kraft paper, letterpress wrap that inspires intrigue and endless wonder. Keep it closed, tear it open, or share the experience with a friend. The choice is yours.

Printing Process

The playing cards, the outer wrapping, and the wooden lockbox are Made in the USA. Each deck uses FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates.


Each deck is individually wrapped in letterpressed kraft paper, with the Mystery Box question mark emblem printed on the front. Art direction by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Bayme.

Bad Robot will donate $1 per deck purchased to 826 National, a non-profit dedicated to promoting creative writing in schools and workshops around the USA. Help us share the wonder.


Includes 12 Mystery Box Playing Cards wrapped in letterpressed kraft paper. The decks are housed in a handcrafted wood box made of 100 year old reclaimed wood. Each lockbox is iron-branded and locked with an alpha-numeric combination lock.

The lock box includes a letterpressed note from J.J. Abrams enclosed in a kraft paper envelope stamped with a black wax seal. Each lockbox is handcrafted. Please allow one week for shipping.

Get the Mystery Box


  1. Just realize that they are selling the playing cards and the actual lockbox separately that’s kind of a rip off to me. Think it would come out much better if they sold it as a total package. Instead of separately

    • No… the lockbox includes 12 decks, from the description: “Includes 12 Mystery Box Playing Cards wrapped in letterpressed kraft paper. The decks are housed in a handcrafted wood box made of 100 year old reclaimed wood.”

      I’ll reach out to them to confirm, though. However, they are selling decks separately for people that just want those.

      • That’s what I get for not reading all the way. Thanks for doing some research and clarifying the matter for me appreciate it

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