Calling all spies-in-training! We know that the best thing about a spy is how well they can keep their secrets. Thames & Kosmos makes that a little easier with the new Spy Labs: Cryptic Puzzle Safe.

With the unwavering popularity of escape rooms, puzzles and puzzle games are all the rage right now, and this particular item from Thames & Kosmos’ Spy Labs Incorporated line fits perfectly into that niche. This one puts kids on the other end — instead of solving it, they’re storing their secrets inside.

Kids can set the code on the safe, which only opens if someone enters the correct six-digit combo, and be confident that whatever they’re stowing will remain a secret — whether it’s some allowance money, some secret messages, or the name of their crush. The vault itself is small enough to take it on the go, ensuring that kids have their portable storage wherever they may need to take it.

And parents, don’t worry: No tears will happen if kids forget their own secret code. The safe comes with an emergency key, just in case!

Kids can also use this Cryptic Puzzle Safe to play pretend or make up their own spy games. Parents or friends can stow a secret inside and leave clues to the puzzle — or even build a scavenger hunt to find the safe and then more clues to solve it. All of your National Treasure dreams can come true!

Whether you’re stowing a secret or heading out on your next spy mission, the Cryptic Puzzle Safe is a fun and affordable way for kids to work their brains a little and get some screen-free play time. Happy solving!


Safeguard secrets and treasures inside of this portable vault! The secret compartment will only open after the correct six-digit combination is entered. Kids can set the code and rest assured that important belongings like crucial evidence, secret messages, and even your allowance aren’t at risk of falling into the wrong hands! The vault only opens…

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $14.95; $22.50 CAD
  • Age:
  • 8+

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Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of industry experience, Ali is a trusted source for parents, gift-givers, manufacturers, retailers, and more on the latest trends and hottest products. Whether you’re shopping for the best toys for kids — or looking for the latest in geek culture and entertainment for yourself — Ali’s expertise has you covered. When she’s not building LEGO sets or unwinding with a puzzle, Ali is obsessing over the latest season of The Bachelor, scrolling through Gritty’s Twitter, or rewatching The West Wing (for the 100th time). She is also a self-proclaimed expert on the history and lore of the entire Bachelor franchise. Ali has been featured on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show, Fox & Friends, HLN, The Weather Channel, ABC World News Now, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @hashtagtrendy.