Game Theory: The SCARIEST Part of Hello Neighbor…the BOXES!

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Game Theory: The SCARIEST Part of Hello Neighbor…the BOXES!

*Knock Knock Knock* Oh hey, Welcome. I am so glad you were able to make it to my big housewarming party. Come on in. Come in. Come in. Oh, don’t worry about taking off your shoes. This is all just a bunch of animated cutouts anyway, for an opening joke. Not like you’re going to be tracking dirt anywhere. Let me show you around! Here, on the first floor, we have the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom, behind that door over there is the nightmarish hellscape of my tortured childhood memories. *Door closes* We don’t go in that one. Now, let’s check out the second floor. Watch your jump. they may look a bit small, but don’t worry you’ll be just fine for some reason. *clink clink clink*
Up here, we have a great room, My security office, a room dedicated to my everlasting regret over my dead children’s birthday the room inexplicably filled with water a room dedicated to my everlasting regret over my dead children’s birthday, and the room inexplicably filled with water … Isn’t it quirky? I like to think this house has personality. I know, I know. It’s a little bit big for a family of two … Oh, and careful of those boxes. But I think we’ll grow into it nicely and just you wait until Distorted]
B A S E M E N T *Classic Game Theory’s Intro* Hello, Internet! Welcome to Game Theory! Where today, it’s back to the basics. Back to overthinking things that nobody in their right mind would ever want to overthink. It’s January, it’s cold, Youtube is threatening to implode on itself. it’s time for something good so sit back relax and let It’s time for something good. So sit back and relax and let MatPat Matpat guide you through the absurd physics of box stacker simulator 2017, oh wait you’ve never heard of it i don’t know Maybe you missed its release last, year sandwiched between mario odyssey And snap six or maybe you know it by its other name hello neighbor you see today is a bit of a Personal episode for me i know one who watches our livestream saw steph and i play a lot of hello neighbor last Year, and sure the game wants You, to think that the villain is our mustachioed neighbor or the bespectacled shadow Man but no stand side wedding tux bowser in moulton freddie because villain of the year 2017 were these simple stupid Cardboard boxes you trip over them they fill up your inventory, and worst of all you Gotta, stack them in two unsteady stairways just hoping praying to reach, new Sections of the house being a hundred percent real here if the neighbor put a giant stack of boxes in front of the door to The basement i’ve been, like, nope, not dealing with, this you keep your Damn secrets so after the months of headaches these things have caused Me over 2017 it’s time that i get my revenge in what is? Undoubtedly the pettiest lamest and nerdiest, way possible by proving that they shouldn’t Be able to function the way that they do in the game could a human the size of our awkwardly proportioned protagonist Use these things to platform his way through this pads peril get ready because, by the end of today’s episodes you’re Gonna, be the life of the party able to wow Your friends with the finer details of the industrial fabrication of the mightiest of moving devices the humble cardboard Box wait make sure you put that one as the headline on your online dating profile to begin today’s episode austin From the science you, may know him as the guy Who shouts a lot for easy humor rather than writing witty jokes already figured out How big the cardboard boxes are in hello neighbor for his video on the architecture of the house so um hey captain shouts a lot Can i borrow the box math that you used for your hello neighbor video [austin] NO! you were mean to me! i’m date, my twitter account, with, more hot tanks calm down there scream Oh, need i remind you that you started a Hashtag protest because i merely suggested that you swear less in your videos so you could not get demonetised plus you do shout lots [Austin] okay!!! I Really, do just default to shouting The infos in your inbox all right so we know From austin’s in-game milk carton measurements that the boxes are sixteen inches by nineteen inches along one side from this edge here, we can see that they’re corrugated cardboard Boxes which is just fancy way of saying that it has these up-and-down sign wavy like ribbons of paper inside of them these things are called flutes and were invented back in 1856 as a liner for tall hats to help them stand up no joke anyway a few years later they started being used in boxes To, greatly, reinforce the strength of the box without, using that many more materials but just how. Much they reinforce the box depends on the Classification of the flute there are six common types of flute a flute b flutes c flutes efj lutes f flutes and pam flutes no, one likes the last one each letter classification refers to a different number of waves in the paper per foot so by counting i Was able to determine that the neighbor is using specifically a fluted boxes which, have much smaller tighter waves thereby Making, these boxes much more crush resistant than the other classifications that have much taller waves, we can Also, tell just by looking at the box that it’s a single walled Construction the stronger double walled varieties would have a piece of fiber board in the middle Separating two layers of flutes our boxes don’t have, that lastly how, the box is folded please and how Strong it is this particular form of box construction, is what’s called a regular slotted container it’s just Some flaps that you have to fold in and tape shut this type of box Is the one that you’ve used to move like dozens of times and if you think that’s a big no duh moment Well consider this as i was researching the industrial manufacturer of boxes i found that there are over twelve different Box folding patterns in just lists of basic designs it’s crazy how, many different ways you can make a Box out of just some simple folded paper Each one with various pro and cons anyway with all of that information in hand we have everything that we need to
Solve today’s theory because of a little thing called the edge crush test you see boxes are used all over the place but most Prominently in warehouses so smart engineers quickly realize that the most important part of a box’s functionality Was how much you could stack on top of them enter the edge crush, test or? Ect where engineers take a, strip of cardboard and see how Much weight it takes to crush it it’s like the hydraulic press channels on youtube but, way? Less exciting because you know it’s cardboard, each box gets assigned with a number denoting how Many pounds of pressure per square inch they’re able to withstand before crushing 50 50 pounds Per square inch along the edge 30 to 32 pounds Per square inch along the edge and so on and so forth and if you stop and look at it most boxes have These right on the box i mean seriously i just looked in my house and found a stamp on the bottom with all its different Qualities including its ect rating so the next time you got to bring something in for show-and-tell Boom collective kindergarten minds blown in the case of a single walled eath fluted cardboard, box, like the ones that We found in the game 32 pounds Per square inch is the industry standard So that ladies and gentlemen is our magic number now it’s important to note that the ect is measuring per square inch? Because pressure is measured over an area and while boxes are very thin they Do have a width boxes of this size, with an e fluted rating are almost always 3/16 of an inch thick something, we can, actually double check with Some quick pixel measurements with that number locked into place the last details that We need, are the weight of our character and the size of his shoe the average adult Male weighs in at about 166 pounds but we’re Gonna drop that a bit because our protagonist Is pretty skinny despite that freakishly large head of his so i’m gonna say that he’s About 150 lbs is a few more pixel measurements and we’re able to determine that our character’s foot is just a little over 10 inches long or about a size 7 shoe which is Kind of small you know what they say? about guys
With small feet Rights that they have a greater likelihood of crushing cardboard boxes because the pressure of their weight is displaced across fewer square inches Don’t i know it and with that, we can finally get our answer to 10 inch long feet standing on a box edge 3/16 inches wide, means that when our protagonist standing on the box he’s exerting pressure over an area of? 3.75. Square inches 150 pounds of weight over 3.75. Square inches gives us the final total 40 pounds, per square inch of pressure well over the 32 pounds Per square inch most single-walled regular slotted a fluted corrugated cardboard boxes array that, haha Busted get dunked on i knew you were nonsense boxes i would teabag you right now but i just Scientifically proved that you would get crushed under my weight long story short, my quest for petit nerdy revenge is at its end i am? Vindicated i’ve gotten the monkey off my back, by demonstrating with, science how A fake [Austin] Hey Matt
Virtual box that could not and would not work [Austin] Maatttt
as a platforming device in this game and would instead get Crus- [Austin] Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt [Matt] What!!? Geez there’s no need, Austin to shout and we talked, about this. [Austin] you have not taken gravity into account Excuse me [Austin Starting his Lecture] gravity unlike almost every game in the world except for assassin’s creed instead of having higher gravity Hello, neighbor has lower gravity if you, use wall paper a stopwatch and some pixel measurements to check how Fast you fall in the game it’s clear that Gravitational acceleration is four point six three seven meters per second That’s under half of Earth’s normal 9.8. Meters per second squared of Gravity [Matt] but, less than half of earth’s normal gravity Means that the protagonist is no longer putting 150 pounds of force on the boxes but instead 71 pounds spread that across the 3.75. Square inches, means that no no [matt regrets life] nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 19 pounds per square inch That means he’s? Well under the crush test rating mm-hmm No, i refuse to admit defeat what about if we assume he is stepping out of the boxes one foot at A time then the weight is all on one pressure point jacking the whole thing up to 38, psi the box Fails until you consider that some a fluted boxes have Psi ratings as high as 40 which, means it is 100% plausible that these boxes are staying strong, baby, so what you’re telling me Is that in a game where you use wall sconces as platforms, where you use photograph records to shrink trees Where you are expected to freeze a room filled with water By putting a globe in a refrigerator then placing it on its stand in a completely separate Unconnected part of the house that in a game this ridiculous that the creation Manufacture and behavior of boxes are a hundred percent Physically sound
[Austin] Yuup AAAARRGGGHHH [Austin] There’s no need to shout matt
[matt] the boxes beat me again i can’t win i hate this game i hate this game [Austin] yeah you have covered the umbrella. That thing is ridiculous [Matt] never again, never again, well maybe once or twice more to cover the umbrella Physics and then one final theory to tie up all the lore in this game but, never, again, with the boxes no you and the FNAF fan ARE NOT WELCOME HERE ANYMORE At in the meantime…. REMEMBER! That’s JUST A THEORY AAAA GAAMEE THEOORRRYYY, thanks for watching 😉 Sux to failed in a boxes theory huh, Matt? xD


YT LEE도영 · January 22, 2018 at 2:25 am

mat: I HATE BOXES!!!!
Xbox: wut?

mysterio histerio · July 3, 2019 at 8:56 pm

matpat broke the 4th wall in the intro.

Isaac DeRan · July 3, 2019 at 10:40 pm

Oh no the has basement is filled with theories I'm so scard

Jacob Cowley · July 5, 2019 at 12:23 am

me and mat playing hello neighbor:
me: lets matpat do all the work
mat: that was hard!
me: once work is done, place boxes in front of door.
mat: IM OUT!
me: lol all mine.

Charmander Gaming · July 6, 2019 at 12:02 pm


meave gillen · July 7, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Mat:I frikin hate boxes


Austin:don’t talk to him

Shadow Withered Wolfie, [Unused account] · July 7, 2019 at 3:10 pm

So many FNAF refrences…….

THEMAGICPENGUIN · July 8, 2019 at 10:03 am

Only mat would make a 11 minute video about cardboard

Capri Smart · July 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm

When Matt said no as Vader captions said Matt regrets life

Softball Sis _20 · July 12, 2019 at 7:06 am

I came from watching FNAF theories to Hello Neighbor and FNAF follows me…I'm MatPat now lol

Chinchilla_Fandoms · July 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Isn't the protagonist a child or teen? He looks about that age, and so he wouldn't be as heavy as a fully-grown adult, meaning that the pressure would be even lower, if you've taught me as much as my actual science teacher.

sonis jaloma · July 13, 2019 at 2:52 am

I love game theory. Funny and so damn interesting

Hayden Farrell · July 13, 2019 at 4:05 am

Was anyone else as shocked as I when mat says you keep your DAMN secrets

Pamela Smith · July 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm


MiaLeyna E. · July 17, 2019 at 1:18 pm

I swear to god, if Matpatt would call Austin Sir-Shouts-a-lot, my day would be made.

Marina Barber · July 17, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Well now we know what MatPat hates… Boxes and fans

lel’s products YeeT · July 23, 2019 at 3:03 pm

i love how Austin just ruined your day

nono · July 24, 2019 at 3:45 pm

If you take gravity in to measure it would mean the box is constructed differently making it weaker

CircleCeption · July 26, 2019 at 5:58 am

6:53 hello neighbor is not the only one hanging out with the devil. ⭐️🦋

Connor Tobin · July 26, 2019 at 7:34 am

Um. How can the door to the basement be on the second floor of a house?

Toby Laursen · July 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm

I am still waiting on that lore theory

Beefy Milliman · July 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

The average adult male is only 160s?

Bridget Costelloe · July 28, 2019 at 9:38 am


Chaos Feed · July 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Poor MatPat….

Charles Lansley · July 28, 2019 at 10:26 pm

That’s a lot of information drawn from a bunch of video game cardboard box assets 🧐

Marri Rubio · July 29, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Hold on a sec the static monster kinda looks like the mom from among the sleep another horror game

Kitty Melly · July 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm


Jasper Van der Stichelen · July 31, 2019 at 4:10 pm

you also forgot there might be something in the box…

Laura · July 31, 2019 at 5:53 pm

I’m watching a random Internet dude losing his mind about mf cardboard boxes. Where exactly has my life went wrong?

Christina Browning · August 1, 2019 at 1:55 am

Why is the basement on the second floor in the intro?

GOLDEN GIRL · August 3, 2019 at 5:01 pm


Mark V · August 4, 2019 at 5:04 am

"take care of your box and it will take care of you"- Solid Snake circa 2009

Kd3nYT · August 6, 2019 at 4:14 am

I watched a man complain about boxes for 11 and a half minutes

MaXx Voltage · August 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Uhm, what’s the point of this video again?

CHEEP PRODUCTIONZ ! · August 8, 2019 at 12:57 am

God i thought Austin was gonna take over the video 😥

kappueki neko · August 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm


AKA Scharfinator · August 9, 2019 at 1:35 am

He still hasn’t talked about hello neighbor with the umbrella or the lore!!! He needs to dooooo it!!!!

Jennifer Storey-Cooper · August 9, 2019 at 2:05 am

I like boxs easy way to build cool things

xdemomorganissaltyx ;-; · August 9, 2019 at 4:00 am

MatPat Has Left the Chat

几 ㄩ 尺 丂 乇 ㄒ ㄖ Ҝ ㄚ ㄖ · August 9, 2019 at 10:24 pm

Dear MatPat, today i have something to say about the hello neihbor theory there is something you did wrong you've played hide and seek hello neighbor right you've played till the end correct and there are other clips in the game there are many very important for one clip there is one thatbplay a keynrole in thestory of hello neighbor the sence play where the son and the daughter get into a fight on a borad he smacks a very similar doll we find in the hello neighbor gamea red haired doll with a very specail teal poka-dot dress (key-this doll and the sence sence is very important to how thebneighbor acts tword the player) and guess what that very speacial doll is the mother of the childeren and the wife of the neighbor. So after the doll has been knocked out of her hand the son throws a fit and then we saw how she died she wasnt killed on a rollercoaster she was pushed off the edge and died. Oh yeah im sorry about the bad spellingni was doing this on my ipad.

Bazil Ali · August 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

Me:I want the hello neighbour full release theory explaining the lore

Moonstar79 · August 11, 2019 at 12:09 am

2017: I think he's satanic.
2018: dumb boxes.

Robert Hamblett · August 12, 2019 at 2:47 am


SparkyDHappyCat · August 13, 2019 at 4:11 am

Can wait for the basemant.

Carlos Medina · August 13, 2019 at 6:22 am

As a schizophrenic the deep dark voices terrify me. As I am watching this at night, live alone, and am literally paranoid of everything the voices only add to the feeling of being watched

Joe Raas · August 13, 2019 at 9:08 am

I bet only a handful of people know what game That engineer is from

Ben Kellner · August 13, 2019 at 8:25 pm

11:05 I'm sad for all the Fnaf fans out there

Selena Recksiedler · August 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm

Xbox fans: :,(

springlock Crafter · August 14, 2019 at 9:32 pm

9:35 when you leave your homework at home

NC SansJD · August 15, 2019 at 1:09 am

8:22 rip sans

6579jh random stuff · August 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm


Mat Pat: … "punch's me in the throat"

Rosebud2257 · August 16, 2019 at 12:52 am

Wait, what's the deal with the fnaf fan? Sorry I just don't know.

Amber Morse · August 17, 2019 at 10:53 pm

I just want to be in that basement, so I can watch Game Theory!!

Pupe t · August 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

When our mom makes pizza rolls

Shelli Blossom · August 19, 2019 at 12:46 am

i now ship the hello box and the fnaf fan

Dawid Szkoła · August 20, 2019 at 9:57 pm

Opening like in one episode of Gravity Falls

CynthiaSquash · August 23, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Matt screaming about boxes for 11 minutes

Jennifer N · August 25, 2019 at 3:08 pm

You had to ruin MatPats glory

Ashley Landsberg · August 25, 2019 at 11:57 pm

That was the absolute COOLEST MatPat intro ever

Also that ending tho

Aūstïn íś gåmïñg · August 26, 2019 at 12:44 am

Whats in the box madpat

Jasper Eisele · August 29, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Just wait till I show you my basement it's Game Theory

ACF animation · August 30, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Is the devil cm punk?

Margaret Singletary · August 30, 2019 at 11:54 pm

boi check the next bitch

Liisa Marie Orav · September 2, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Silver the hedgehog has entered the chat room*

Nadia Robak · September 2, 2019 at 4:53 pm

I'm going to make a presentation about cardboard boxes and show dangerous they are, then I'm gonna show it to my teacher (in our school we have a subject that is about safety) and hope that I'll get an A

I see me in food · September 4, 2019 at 11:51 pm

MatPat: I hate box
Me: b o x

Philippine Mapping,Gameplays and Fails · September 5, 2019 at 5:50 am

Austin and MatPat SO FUNNY XD

sam carland · September 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm

damn this boi’s pissed

neorenamon · September 8, 2019 at 1:17 am

Pardon me if this is a dumb question, but if the boxes are empty, why are they taped closed? Does anyone seal an empty box?

So, if the box isn't empty, than couldn't the contents of the box help resist crushing the box? Couldn't that help you stack the boxes and climb them?

Do you ever open on of the boxes in the game?

gijs jonkheer · September 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

to be honest, engeneers pretty much always calculate with safety factors between 2 and 5, meaning that structural components such as boxes would be at least 2 as strong as what they are rated for in order to garanty that non of the boxes will fail due to unforseen parameterchanges. in other words, the boxes will fail probably somewhere about 3 times higher loadings due to them being cheap (meaning a higher safety factor doesn't drive up the costs too much) and not likely to be relied on in dangerous situations(meaning the safety factor doesn't have to be as high as 5 or more).

John Mah · September 11, 2019 at 1:24 am


Nikolai Vandenhoven · September 12, 2019 at 11:34 pm

Mat? There is a bible verse on the box…

Draco Rex · September 13, 2019 at 3:44 am

still waiting on that umbrella video

andoddartist · September 13, 2019 at 3:48 am

"A size 7 shoe…which is kinda small"


njuju · September 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Is this video a joke or the work of a genius?

Probably both.

BrightN'Night Dragon · September 18, 2019 at 7:11 am


Autumn Trash · September 20, 2019 at 10:07 am

3:12 oooopp i caught that shade u aint slick matpat

VIQARUL · September 21, 2019 at 1:16 pm

8:21 get dunked on replays

MasterWho MW Games · September 21, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Still waiting on that lore Theory matpat

JakeyGaming · September 22, 2019 at 6:14 am

Only matpat could make a video about boxes interesting

Skyler Vandenburg · September 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm

0:55 oh wow

Breaker X · September 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

I LOVE HOW YOU ACTUALLY CAN INTERACT WITH AUSTIN! The fact you're on the same channel but never cross over is a bit weird. The notable cameos are cool. But full crossovers will double your subs.

NinjaNipple Dog · September 25, 2019 at 6:34 am

Thats all essuming he's stepping right on the edge of the box, the most structurally sound part, when he's really running all around the middle parts which could very easily buckle under the weight. Its not sound at all, even with all this 'EVEN IN REAL LIFE EARTH STANDARDS???'

Kk Kk · September 26, 2019 at 5:21 am

New theory: The game therorists work in the neighbor's basement

Charl246 · September 27, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Who jumped at the bit when he said AND I'LL SHOW YOU MY BASEMENT!!!!!!

FNaF_King_YT · October 1, 2019 at 5:11 am

Is the basement a sex dungeon

Monster King · October 3, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Mom: what are you doing?
Me: just watching a game theory
Mom: What is it about?
Me: The science of cardboxes
Mom: What have i created

Esca Nightshade · October 4, 2019 at 3:17 am

Gotta love petty Matt Pat

Julian Lurie · October 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

I beat act 1 and 2 in a week. I'm on act 3.

Mohammed Lulu · October 6, 2019 at 1:03 am

8:21 Mat is Sans confirmed

Hannah Lewis · October 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm

You know what they about guys with small feet?

…small shoes

McLain Boyd · October 9, 2019 at 1:41 am

Don’t be mean to my favorite Youtuber, Austin.

non yo beisness · October 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm

can we get an F in chat please

Dark Assassin · October 10, 2019 at 12:51 am

MatPat makes a great demonic neighbor

Joshua Coppoth · October 10, 2019 at 12:55 am

Still waiting on that umbrella episode Mat. Get on it, the people need to know.

TheBest AME · October 11, 2019 at 12:41 am

Everyone else: Boxes

Me: CM Punk in the thumbnail confirmed

Justin Hill · October 11, 2019 at 4:17 am

neighbour: I kidnap kids and kill the player
Boxes: pathetic

Hujin Killingbeck · October 11, 2019 at 6:23 am

What if they were full of something

Joshua Bradley · October 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Even at normal weight he could just stand on the corner of the boxes.

Martavion Smith · October 12, 2019 at 1:24 am


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