Our Story

David and Alice

Our Story

We’re David and Alice and together we created The Box. It’s full of puzzles and games we know you’ll love, but what’s most important is what happens around The Box.

The Box is a collection of games and puzzles that are easy to learn, quick to play and fun for all ages. It’s a way to make a train journey, a family wedding, a holiday, a meal out or a night in into a memory for you all to share. 

The first Box we made was for families in hospital. It gave them a reason to put down their phones, it helped them forget why they were in hospital and, most importantly, it helped them remember how to laugh and have fun together. We hope it helps your family do the same, wherever you are.

Whether our children are in hospital or not, we all want the same things as parents. We are all looking for ways to connect and spend meaningful, enjoyable time with each other.

You can buy The Box for your family, send one as a gift or donate a Box to a hospital in the UK. In all our years in hospital wards or as parents at home, we’ve never regretted the time we spent playing games.


A family enjoying The Box in hospital

Box For A Box (B-FAB)

Our niece Zoë Hope went to heaven in June 2017, having spent most of her life in hospital. She was a joy-bringer. To continue to spread that joy, as a family we have donated gifts, balloons and toys to local hospitals in her memory on her birthday.

And that’s the driving force behind our Box For A Box (B-FAB) mission. For every Box we sell we want to give one away, to help families in hospital remember how to laugh and have fun together in the face of some of life’s greatest challenges.

Find out more about B-FAB


Who we are

Alice worked as an NHS nurse and hospital youth worker before becoming a full-time mum. David is a close-up magician, a Giggle Doctor, and a Magic Maker. Everything David has been fascinated by, learned, amazed by, captivated by and interested in has helped form The Box. If you ask Alice, she would say it is like having David in a box (not literally). 

We met as teenagers and have been married since 2008. We live in South Manchester with our four amazing children aged between 1 and 8.

We’re passionate about joy. The Box is helping making our dream a reality – seeing joy being spread one day at a time. As a family we know that ‘the joy of God is our strength.’ 

From our family to yours: have fun around The Box!

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