The Elite Box Challenge are three scrambled poems or rhymes that you decrypt by shifting rows and columns in a text square. However, this one is a far more difficult than its predecessor, the Crypto Box Challenge. If you haven't solved that one already, we recommend training your skills on the Crypto Box Challenge first, although not mandatory.
You can download the free Crypto Box tool to shift letters in a square. Be advised that using only the Crypto Box software won't be enough to solve the Elite Box Challenge. Retrieving the original position of the letters is a real challenge. Even the simplest shuffle with a few steps creates a most complex brain-teasing problem. What's in it for you? You can earn a place in the Table Of Honor and the respect of fellow codebreakers and crypto amateurs from all over the world!
How To Participate
The challenge started on March 18, 2022, and still open to everyone. Your task is to shuffle the box rows and columns in such way that the original text appears. You may solve the boxes in more or less steps than indicated, if possible. New in the Elite Challenge, for any box you solve, you move one place higher in the Table of Honor. If you cracked a box, then send an e-mail with your name, country, plain text solution and used key (Crypto Box tool, menu Key - To Clipboard - as Steps). The date of sending determines your position in the table.
This time, the boxes are numbered only to identify them. Their order or number does not reflect the difficulty level. Your place in the Table of Honor is only determined by the number of boxes you solved. It is up to you to decide in what order you want to solve the boxes. The solved box number(s) are noted behind each participant's name in the challenge results. This way, you can also see in which order other participants solved multiple boxes.
The Crypto Box tool is optional but very useful. You can copy and past the text boxes into the Crypto Box tool, it's easy to shift rows and columns and the tool remembers the key you used, which you need to submit a solution. The software is also handy to create your own puzzles or encrypt short messages.
Tips on Cracking the Boxes
Important note: It is not allowed to publish or distribute the copyrighted enciphered challenge messages or their deciphered version on the Internet or anywhere else, electronically, in print or in any other form, in order to preserve the value of current and future challenge table results.
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