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There are 270 puzzling stages in the BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! game, now available on Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system. Here are a few helpful hints that may help you solve puzzles and save a world in peril! A free game demo is also available for download via Nintendo eShop.



Boxes everywhere!

Box Boy can create boxes out of thin air. The tricky part is figuring out where to put them! To set down boxes where they are, press down on the L control stick. You can press the Y Button to throw boxes one space away from you. Another option is to set down blocks or rows of blocks, then push them into place.


Target confirmed

You can press the Y Button from the stage selection screen to find the number of crowns and the number of box targets for each stage. Want to make sure you are on track to using the target number of boxes? While playing the stage, you can check in the Menu to see how many boxes you have used so far!


Hint, hint

Not sure what to do next? You can spend a medal to see one possible solution to the puzzle! To get a hint, press and hold the L control stick. Here’s another hint: the Medals you get for clearing stages can be exchanged for music, simple comics, and helpful items at the in-game store. You can use your Target Medals to get boxy accessories!


Disappearing boxes

The boxes you create may not last forever! Any boxes you have created and dropped into place will disappear when you try to make new boxes. Be careful you aren't standing on or next to any boxes protecting you from harm!


For more information about the game, you can visit the official site.


ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Fantasy Violence