The Box Goes-In-Da Box. A treatise on the Gozinta Boxes

The Gozinta Boxes have captivated magicians since Lubor Fiedler first introduced the trick in the 1970 FISM convention. In this mystery, a small box fits inside a large box but paradoxically, the large box also ‘goes in da’ the little box. Lubor Fiedler invented this topological mystery when he ran out of space in his house.

The Box Goes-In-Da Box gives a detailed history of the Gozinta Boxes plot. Since Lubor introduced the idea, many versions have been released on the market. The book also contains detailed instructions on how to create Gozinta Boxes, using nothing but some cardboard, a knife and some glue. For the mathematically-minded reader, the book provides the detailed workings of gozinta geometry, including a version with three boxes.

This book provides a complete overview of this famous magic trick with detailed descriptions of its history, science and art.

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Gozinta Boxes Performances

The subtlety to of the plot of the Gozinta Box routine requires a careful presentation to achieve the maximum effect. These videos provide some inspiration on how to handle the boxes.

Gozinta Boxes Magic Tricks

Lubor Fiedler discovered the principle behind the gozinta box when tidying his house. He placed two empty boxes into each other and noticed how they seemed to fit almost perfectly. This real-life situation inspired him to develop the Lubor Die, which later became known as the gozinta boxes. The trick has been marketed several times under different names:<