Frequently Asked Questions

Latest News (updated Jan 4, 2020)

The competition is finally over! Congratulations to the winners.

What is the Invite Code?

If you were invited by a friend, you should have gotten an invite code from your friend. The invite code will give you in-game credits that are useful for unlocking extra content. You can only enter the invite code when you first start the app.

To invite friends, go to the OPTIONS screen and click the icon on the bottom right.

What are the in-game credits for?

They are for unlocking extra content, that will become available later.

Why does the game ask for my fingerprint?

They are sold on the dark web... No, seriously. Boxentriq does not collect fingerprints. It's just fake. You could touch the screen with your nose and it will still accept it.

The app hangs or gets stuck

This can be because of occasional network problems or similar. Try quitting the app and starting it again.

If the problem persists, visit the contact page and describe your problem.

What about the competition?

The first person to complete the game honestly will win a place in the Boxentriq Hall of Fame. Like Cicada 3301 said: "we want the best, not the followers".

The competition is currently over, but there will be new chances with new puzzles in the future.

I am stuck. What should I do?

Here are some general hints for solving the puzzles:

  • The answers are generally not case-sensitive, so both ABC and abc would be acceptable answers to the same puzzle. Also it often accepts variations, such as ABC123 or ABC 123, as same answer. Any exceptions to this are because of a justified reason (for instance cipher keys can be case sensitive in some cipher types).
  • If you haven't already, try checking out the code-breaking tools.
  • Double-check everything you have done so far. Maybe do the puzzle again from the beginning. Could you have missed something?
  • Think outside of the box. The puzzles can be connected to things in the real world.
  • Are there any alternate solutions? Sometimes a problem can have multiple relevant solutions, an obvious and another less obvious. Maybe it is the less obvious answer.
  • Have you really arrived at the final answer? There could be further layers within the puzzles.

How do I get technical support?

Visit the contact page and describe your problem.