Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Prank 37: Box Scare

Halloween is almost here! If you haven't had a chance to pull off some pranks in your office, perhaps a simple scary prank is just what you need. All you need is a box and you can scare your coworkers all day long.


  • Time (low) - takes next to no time at all to hide in a box.
  • Cost (low) - if you have a big enough box already it'll cost you nothing, but even if you find yourself boxless, you can find them cheap at all sorts of stores.
  • Risk (low) - as long as you don't give any coworkers heart attacks you should be fine.


  1. Get a box that's big enough for you to fit in.
  2. Put the box in a strategic location for scaring your victim. Some key places include near the elevator, near a coworker's cubicle, or in the break room.
  3. Get in the box and wait for your victim to come.
  4. Jump out and scare your victim using whatever means necessary (screams, arm movements, etc.)


You should be able to give a good scare even with some people being prepared for such pranks near Halloween. You can probably pull off the prank multiple times on different coworkers as long as word of your pranking doesn't spread. You can target specific coworkers by putting the box near their work stations and putting a letter on the top saying the box is a delivery (though it could be a little obvious) or you can position the box in a highly trafficked area and just scare as many people as you can as often as you can. You can choose to decorate yourself and add to the contents of the box for added effect - such as wearing a scary costume and/or mask and holding props such as rubber snakes.

Below is a video demonstrating the prank being pulled off in an office environment.

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