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?

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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, 2014 at 14:05
  • Then there is something wrong with your 3ds, with all due respect. Jul 31, 2014 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, 2014 at 16:25

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