The Beetle in a Box

Design by Jessica Creane | Graphics by Nichole Mottershead

Social deduction in a poetic muddle

The human mind is unverifiable. We only ever directly experience our own, private thoughts. With that in mind, how well can you communicate a series of concrete and abstract concepts to a partner using only simile and metaphor? Moreover, do you trust them to tell you if they got it wrong?

According to philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), language does little more than distort our understanding of the world. With this game, your goal is to embrace the poetic muddle of language by clearly communicating with your partner/s through indirect communication.

  • Tabletop
  • ~6 minutes per player
  • 5 – ∞ minutes


Included in the Age of Enlightenment Bundle:

The Age of Enlightenment bundle includes all 7 IKantKoan games.

$129.00Add to cart

Included in the Free Will Fest Bundle:

Free Will Fest is a bundle that includes the following games:

Anarcardy | The Beetle in a Box | Banal Truth or Dare

Included in the Metaphysical Mind Games Bundle:

Metaphysical Mind Games is a bundle that includes the following games:

The Beetle in a Box | Paradigm Shift for Lemons | Schrodinger’s Cat

Purchase The Beetle in a Box:

$20.00Add to cart