Why is the box locked? What do I do?
Now, if you have any problems opening the box, the Blimey Box kit placard gives you the Answer Key so you have all the necessary combinations in order to open the box. So, sit back and let your child give it a go and enjoy some quiet time...for a few minutes anyway!
What if the challenges are too difficult?
Our Blimey Box arrives at your doorstep locked up already with a game for your child to complete. If your child finds this first game to be too difficult, then he or she might not quite be ready for the game pack games which get progressively harder as new skills are introduced.
That's perfectly fine. Simply set the Blimey Box aside for a month or two and get it out again when your child's basic number and letter skills have improved. Our puzzles help your child practice basic skills they're going to need to learn eventually so we're not worried that the box won't serve its purpose.
We've created multiple levels of puzzles designed to support a child's developmental learning. Kids should struggle to get through the challenges, but not so much that they become frustrated. If a game pack is too difficult, either try one at a lower level, or wait until your child is ready.
Most importantly, as your child works through the games, remember that you want him or her to struggle at times. Don't simply give your child the answers. Ask questions to guide your child to the treasure!
What if the Challenges are too easy?
I don't have time to set-up these "learning games"
Don't worry, we designed Blimey Box for you to be able to set the games up quickly. Each game has typed instructions and a video to walk you through setup. The average setup time is around 5 minutes. Since you're probably above average, you'll be able to do it faster.
What if I forget the combination to one of the locks?
- Don't let your child play with the locks after he or she gets them open while playing the game. This can lead to the combination being changed from the answer on the game being played. We recommend having your child place the lock on the "Lock Map" after each task is completed so the locks don't go missing or get the combinations changed.
- Always reset the lock combinations to 0-0-0 or MATCH after every game. This way, you don't have to worry about remembering an old code from a prior game.
- If you lock won't close (and therefore you can't reset it), check the last game your child played for the combination.
- If you think you have the lock combination correct, try moving the dial for each number by a few digits to see if perhaps you entered the code incorrectly (ie: you were off by one number on a particular combination).
- For the 3-digit lock, technically there are only 1,000 possible combinations which seem like a lot, but I've simply run through them to get the right code on a few occasions. You can see this video here for proof that a locked 3-digit lock isn't really a deal-breaker.
- Set up a lock sheet in which you write down the numbers every time you set up a game. We started off this way, but eventually realized that relying on the game sheets was quicker.