Presented by J.J. Abrams'
Bad Robot & theory11

The choice to open the box, or not, is yours.

Mystery Box Playing Cards were designed and developed as a monument to mystery: a tribute to our love of magic, wonder, and infinite possibility. What’s inside the box?

"Maybe there are times when mystery is more important than knowledge."— J.J. Abrams

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.

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1 Deck
Add to Cart + $9.95


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.

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.

Add to Cart + $149.95
Special Thanks: 826 National, Larry Fong, Luke Bott, Brian Rodgers, Jason Lefton, Andrei Jikh, Michael James, David Baronoff, Brandon Fayette, Ben Rosenblatt, Sebastien Clergue, Rebecca Goldman, Mark Garity, Andrew Lee, Zach Mueller, Ben Levitz. Bad Robot will donate $1.00 per deck purchased on or before February 28th, 2015 to 826 National. Void in Alabama, Massachusetts, or elsewhere prohibited. Bad Robot and Mystery Box are registered trademarks of Bad Robot Interactive.