Jack in a box (as they call it in Austin, Texas) is a game that consists of locking someone inside a confined space (such as a fridge), who then has to wait a certain amount of time (a couple of minutes to even one hour), step to a stepwise Earth, move away from the confined space and take a step back.[1]

Is is during such a game that young Jared Orgill found out he was a natural stepper.


  1. The Long Earth - Chapter 24
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