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For information on how to solve them, go to the Puzzle box/Guide page.

Puzzle boxes

When speaking to an NPC in a level 3 or 4 trail, the player may receive a puzzle box. Puzzle boxes are 'step two' of a clue: first the player has to find the right NPC to speak to (when they get a cryptic or anagram clue), and then they have to solve the puzzle, to advance along their trail.

Puzzle boxes are the RuneScape version of n-puzzles – they contain a scrambled image that players must work to unscramble by clicking on tiles to move them to an empty space. Once the puzzle box is completed, players will need to talk to the NPC who gave the puzzle to receive the next clue or the reward.

Many people find puzzle boxes daunting, but taken from the right approach they can be simple and quite fun. The game scrambles the puzzles by randomly moving pieces approximately 50 - 200 times.

If the player logs out, without finishing the puzzle, they will lose all progress and will have to start over again. However, if the puzzle box belongs to an elite clue, they will be unable to ask for another one, and must either complete the puzzle or drop the puzzle scroll box/casket.


The steps to solve a puzzle box the most efficient way without messing up the already-completed tiles.

To solve the puzzle, (refer to the picture to the right)

  1. Begin by arranging from left to right, the first section (red) so that it matches the solution.
  2. Repeat step one with the second section (orange).
  3. Repeat the process for the third section (yellow).
  4. Correctly arrange the two tiles located in the fourth section (green).
  5. Repeat the process as in step four for the fifth section (blue).
  6. Lastly, arrange the last six tiles in the sixth section (purple).
  7. When all of the tiles match the solution exactly, exit the interface to complete the puzzle.

Note: After a step is completed, DO NOT re-arrange any tiles in the previous step; just work with what you have.

List of puzzles

Following is a list of all known puzzle boxes. The completed puzzle also can be viewed by hovering on the Hint icon at the bottom left of the screen. When finished, simply close the box; if on a hard clue, speak with the NPC who gave you the box.

Scrambled Solved
Adventurer puzzle unsolved.png Adventurer puzzle solved.png
Archers puzzle unsolved.png Archers puzzle solved.png
Araxxor puzzle unsolved.png Araxxor puzzle solved.png
Black dragon puzzle unsolved.png Black dragon puzzle solved.png
Bridge puzzle unsolved.png Bridge puzzle solved.png
Castle puzzle unsolved.png Castle puzzle solved.png
Clan Citadel puzzle unsolved.png Clan Citadel puzzle solved.png
Corporal beast puzzle unsolved.png Corporal beast puzzle solved.png
Elves puzzle unsolved.png Elves puzzle solved.png
General Graardor puzzle unsolved.png General Graardor puzzle solved.png
Gregorovic puzzle unsolved.png Gregorovic puzzle solved.png
Helwyr puzzle unsolved.png Helwyr puzzle solved.png
Ice strykewyrm puzzle unsolved.png Ice strykewyrm puzzle solved.png
Nomad puzzle unsolved.png Nomad puzzle solved.png
Nymora puzzle unsolved.png Nymora puzzle solved.png
Sword of Edicts puzzle unsolved.png Sword of Edicts puzzle solved.png
Tree puzzle unsolved.png Tree puzzle solved.png
Troll puzzle unsolved.png Troll puzzle solved.png
Tuska puzzle unsolved.png Tuska puzzle solved.png
V puzzle unsolved.png V puzzle solved.png
Vanstrom Klause puzzle unsolved.png Vanstrom Klause puzzle solved.png
Werewolf puzzle unsolved.png Werewolf puzzle solved.png
Wizard puzzle unsolved.png Wizard puzzle solved.png
Wyvern puzzle unsolved.png Wyvern puzzle solved.png
Drakan bloodveld puzzle unsolved.png Drakan bloodveld puzzle solved.png
Pharaoh puzzle unsolved.png Pharaoh puzzle solved.png