Box of Hope

Rated 4.90 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)


Each Box of Hope contains a Hope Shield crafted from one our Core 16. A lucky few will find a Legendary Shield, crafted from Gabon Ebony and featuring a rare inlay. Wyrmwood is offering and fulfilling these for Take This, which you can read more about below.


Take This seeks to inform the gaming community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Together, we’ve created the Box of Hope. Inside is a handcrafted Hope Shield, which functions as a worry stone and a reminder that we are not alone. Made from our beloved Core 16 woods, and with one in fifty featuring a unique inlay, the Hope Shield is a way to show support and let a loved one know it’s OK to ask for help. You can read more about the origins here. If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate intervention, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.

Additional information

Weight 6 oz

13 reviews for Box of Hope

  1. theMCGuiRE (verified owner)

    Recently I ordered one of these, due specifically to the charity partnership and support this item comes with. I think it’s pretty awesome Wyrmwood is doing this to help support a real need in the gaming community. After receiving my Box of Hope, I was pleasantly surprised to see the detailed craftsmanship applied to this item as it would be to anything else they make. I very much recommend getting one of these as they are beautiful, you can display it proudly or give to a loved one and it goes toward a very good cause. Wyrmwood truly creates the best wood based gaming products in the world, fueled by heart and dedication to their trade.

  2. President

    Was recently at PAX East, and fell in love with this whole promotion. From the card inside that explains the whole situation, to the wood shavings used as the filler, to the quality pieces that were received. Got two myself, my Wife got one and all of our friends got one as well – Wife got a legendary made of Ebony with Turquoise inlay! (I got flamebox and peruvian – Awesome!) Absolutely worth it – get conversation pieces, and goes to a worthy cause.

  3. Tanya Keyser

    I bought several boxes of the Box of Hope shields at PAX South after reading through the items. I carry one with me daily, and have given several away. I accidently left mine in my pocket and it went through the wash and dryer. It came out a bit rougher, like some of the varnish or polish was removed, and I emailed Wyrmwood asking what I could do. They replied quickly and offered to replace it, or let me know I could try some mineral oil. I want to keep the same one, and thought it was even more appropriate – just like me, it’s been through some unexpected adventures, but came through just fine, if not a little rougher around the edges. I love the fact that they offered to replace it though.

    And like the previous commentor mentioned, the packaging is beautiful. You get a card explaining what the Take This charity is, a card detailing what kind of wood your shield is made from (they are random), and the natural cardboard box is filled with wood shavings and has the Take This logo stamped on top. It doesn’t even need additional wrapping if you’re giving it as a gift. I plan to buy several more for a few other friends.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have lost a Sister, daughter-in -law, and four dear friends to suicide. I also have lost my dad and mom. My grandson is a gamer and bought me the shield. I cannot tell you how much it means. I truly feel closer to them especially my sister. She fought depression her whole life. She called it her demon. As I hold my shield I truly can’t believe how it calms me. I am buying several for my friends that have lost loved ones. Thank you for caring and the cards included are uplifting. I love my grandson and this was his way to let me know he cares. Even as old as I am, this just shows how close our generations really are. I will be getting his Christmas presnts for him from you this year.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bridge (verified owner)

    Hickory might not be rare or exotic, but it sure smells nice. I’ve been carrying my shield in my pocket for a few months, and I take great comfort in having it with me. Thanks to LoadingReadyRun for spreading the word about Take This and Wyrmwood.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    I first heard of the Box of Hope at PAX West 2017 and I was impressed by the story behind these little wooden shields. My girlfriend deals with depression and anxiety and she broke her last worry stone (made of jade), so I got her one of these. The woman at the counter splayed out the boxes liking playing cards when I made my purchase. I received a very dark, very cool looking mange wood shield token and gifted it to my girlfriend who was touched by the gift.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brett (verified owner)

    I got one of these in 2016 when I was going through a very tough time. I already loved Wyrmwood for their other products, and loved the fact that they were helping a charity close my heart. I didn’t get anything rare, but I love my shield nonetheless. It never leaves my pocket.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jeff (verified owner)

    I recently ordered on of these after learning about Take This from the Desert Bus event, when I got it the first thing I noticed were a few imperfections, the inlay wasn’t full and it had a bit more cracks than I would of expected (one right in the middle of the inlay as well), but upon reflection, I realized it perfectly symbolizes the whole point of the campaign. Definitely going to try and order another one when I have the money so I can keep one at home and at work.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pascal Dragstra

    Got a Box of Hope with the rest of things I ordered, because I really like the cause it supports and represents.
    I got this as a reminder for myself that I’m not alone, but also to remind me what I have been through to get where I am now.
    I got the English Wych Elm Burl, that is known for its Character in the voids and cracks it has, and my shield has some nice character to it that makes it look battered without it compromising the wood, which fits me perfectly.
    The craftsmanship on these shields is amazing, even though the wood has voids and cracks, its smooth to the touch, and the edges are rounded off in a way that does not only take the sharp edges off, but makes it look even more beautiful.
    I was surprised that the Hope Shield came with cards of information, like a card that gives some information about the type of wood, that even has a map on the back where the origin is colored in. This gives a really nice touch to it.
    The Box of Hope got sent to The Netherlands flawlessly together with the rest of the things I ordered.
    The packaging allowed some of the saw dust to spill out of the box (the shield comes laying on top of shavings of wood) covering some of the products, which was easy to blow/dust off, and made me smile at the authenticity of it all.
    I will hold on to it as a token and reminder, and maybe one day ill give it to someone who I think needs it more than me 🙂

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connor H

    The Box of Hope campaign is wonderful and I hope it inspires more collaboration with non-profits as I would love to continue supporting both this top-notch company alongside a life-saving charity. The idea is brilliant, the craftsmanship stunning, the message beautiful; it’s such a fantastically executed product that I can’t express it well enough. I received a zebrawood shield and the card explaining the origin and giving a description of the wood is brilliant. The shield itself is a wonderful piece of woodworking and the people of Wyrmwood Gaming should be proud. I will sing the praises of this company to everyone I know and you’ve earned a lifelong customer in me.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    metalmantisx (verified owner)

    Ordered two of these for my wife and myself, to support the charity. The Spalted Tamarind and Bolivian Rosewood are gorgeous. These are a perfect small gift that also supports a great cause.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt F

    I picked up one of these a PAX West and love it. I keep it in my back pocket everyday and when I am having a tough day I just reach back and feel it there.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    I purchased one of these at PAX South earlier this month. It was a beautiful white oak with horizontal grain. It’s amazing that all proceeds are going to Take This, considering the craft and time involved. This is a great cause and a wonderful way to express its meaning.

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