Blackbox - think outside the box iOS
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Blackbox - think outside the box

by Ryan McLeod

Universal App - Designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Price: Free

Blackbox is one of iOS's #1 puzzle games but why take my word for it? Instead read from over 42,000 global five-star reviews! Rather read this? Fine, I get it. Here are some nice things people have said about Blackbox:

▶ “Unlike anything you’ve ever played before” —App Advice
▶ "Constant how-did-they-do-that moments" —Skottk
▶ "Utterly diabolical and utterly brilliant" —CNET
▶ “Undeniably unique” —Todays iPhone
▶ “Devilishly clever” —Six Colors

Explore 71 unique puzzles (MORE COMING) without touch… Tilt, shout, click, snap, wait, reflect, and hike your way to success; expand your creative thinking; ponder colorful visual clues; discover secrets along the way…

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With ample satisfying "ah hah!" moments and puzzles as artful and clever as they are challenging, Blackbox is as delightful to play as it is to look at and hold.


Frustrating, fun, and full of surprises… There’s more to Blackbox than meets the eye. Can you find all the meta challenges?


Every challenge has been tuned to be on the cusp of maddening but always solvable. Some challenges take time, perseverance, and perspective to understand, but if you’re really stumped rest assured there are hints. To enjoy the game to it’s fullest, only use them as a last resort!


Blackbox is jam-packed with 47 free challenges. Get far enough and you'll get the option to pay to unlock more advanced challenges and support the game's future development (and keep it ad free)!

Good luck,

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More challenges are in the works!


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Blackbox - think outside the box App Details & Overview

Blackbox - think outside the box is a free-to-play educational video game for iOS, developed by Ryan McLeod. The app is compatible with iOS 8.2 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Download the Blackbox - think outside the box app and play on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

Developer site: Support

What's new in version 1.3.14

SURPRISE! I'm back just in time for Spring. ▶ Call all your friends because it's time to solve a NEW CHALLENGE. I'm not in a rush, what else is different? ▶ I scattered some new useful hints and sardonicisms throughout the game. ▶ Fixed: People were being thanked for clothing me that actually hadn't. Huge thank you to everyone who bought a shirt!! I hope you enjoyed my little secret inside… ;) ▶ Fixed: referred friends but didn't get the hint credits? I've now fixed this little bug named Dennis. You'll be back-credited for them shortly :) ▶ Fixed: some crashes happening on iOS 8 (Future updates will require iOS 9!). ▶ Fixed a bug that made it impossible to leave the first challenge. ,:D ▶ Fixed: opening the "wormhole" to leave challenges by swiping a bit easier. P.S. Stay in school Kevin. I don't like getting emails from teachers saying my game is a distraction. Be sneakier next time! P.P.S. Are we instagram buddies yet? There are lots of goodies hidden there… @blackboxpuzzles

Rank in top paid apps

Ranking - Games (iPhone) - United States
  • Blackbox - think outside the box is currently ranked #116 on the iOS store in united states.
  • Blackbox - think outside the box is a top rated app with 5 stars.

App Updates (View More)

  • Initial release v1.3.14 Feb 25, 2016

App Data

Current Version: 1.3.14
File Size: 95Mb
Publisher: Ryan McLeod
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 5.00 (30478 reviews)
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Blackbox - think outside the box App Add-Ons

  • $0.99

    1 hint credit

  • $1.99

    Erudite Pack

  • $1.99

    3 hint credits

  • $1.99

    Push Pack

  • $2.99

    Coffee for Ryan

  • $3.99

    7 hint credits

  • $6.99

    California Burrito

  • $9.99

    20 hint credits

  • $19.99

    42 hint credits

Note: Add-ons available as in-app purchases

Blackbox - think outside the box Reviews (See all reviews)


Rated 5 out of 5
By Drunzzzzziii on June 27, 2017
Read 10/10 would play again

love the game

Rated 4 out of 5
By Krissssy beeearrerrr on June 27, 2017
worth it so much wow

Love this!!

Rated 5 out of 5
By Too bomb for you on June 27, 2017
Very addicting game!! I love it


Rated 5 out of 5
By Yeahhhhhh boiiiiiiii on June 27, 2017
Very frustrating. But that's the goal. Lol


Rated 5 out of 5
By dyspr0 on June 27, 2017
This game rocks. That's it. Get it.

Beautifully minimal and incredibly addictive

Rated 5 out of 5
By russpate on June 27, 2017
This really does challenge how you think about using the device in the most fun way. There are tons of...


Rated 5 out of 5
By Eli167 on June 26, 2017
This is an amazing game

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