I've opened 550 chests in 43 floors and have only ever seen 2 puzzle boxes to even attempt. By extrapolating that, I won't be seeing all 50 puzzle boxes until floor 1075. That seems excessive, so clearly I'm missing something. Are puzzle box appearances not random?


The puzzle box appearances are random. But, you may be missing some things:

For a puzzle box to appear, a mii has to:

  • Own the game regardless of tags, or
  • Have two or more tags


  • A Game owner mii gives you puzzle boxes its already completed.
  • A Non Game Owner 2+ tag mii guarantees you a new puzzle box.

To receive a puzzle box from miis, you have to:

  • Already set the mii's piece, and
  • Make a 2x2 room or bigger in the same session


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    Downvoting for two reasons: 1. It's a link-only answer. 2. The text at that link says all I have to do is have a Mii with 2+ tags and make a room of 2x2 or bigger - yet I have Miis with 400+ tags and have made rooms of 2x2 several hundred times in the process of getting my aforementioned 550 chests. Needless to say this doesn't answer the question.
    – Toomai
    Jul 29 '14 at 14:05
  • Then there is something wrong with your 3ds, with all due respect. Jul 31 '14 at 15:35
  • I had actually considered that, but the other 3DS I tag with the game reports the same exasperation, so I kinda doubt it.
    – Toomai
    Jul 31 '14 at 16:25

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