Temple Puzzle


  • Terrain bricks are 2 x 2 x 1 inches, box is about 4.2 x 3.2 inches

  • Sturdy three-layer brick construction is about as strong as a soda can

  • Box holds six bricks, if you can figure out how to get them in there

  • Included art allows bricks to be used as terrain, or customize with your own

Rolling a d20 for a skill check is RAW, but challenging players with a physical puzzle can be a lot more fun. It could be as simple as saying that the players are locked in a room and must solve the puzzle to escape. Or, it could be as complex as sending the players on six sub-quests to gather magical bricks that must all be combined in the puzzle to defeat the BBEG.

Our Temple Puzzle looks easy, but is is moderately difficult to solve. Six bricks fit inside the box, but getting the last few bricks into position is a challenge because earlier bricks partially block the opening.

When not being used for the puzzle, the bricks can serve as simple terrain, representing stone, fire, water, grass, wood, earth, rubble, walls, or columns.

Use the included art, or access the source files to customize them to fit your campaign, characters, NPCs, or your personal style.


How to Make

Paper crafting difficulty: Intermediate.

  1. Print-at-home: pay what you want for the file at DMsGuild.com. You will also gain access to Google Drawings that you can copy and edit.

  2. Choosing plain, light colored, or parchment cardstock paper.

  3. Follow the included instructions to print, cut, fold, and glue the product.

Game Night Advantages

  • Add interest and drama to a skill check

  • Tie together up to six sub-quests in one dramatic conclusion

  • Print as many terrain bricks as you need to add to your dungeon layout

While it looks easy
This puzzle's a bit harder
Than writing haiku