Now in a deluxe wooden box with an old world look – Shut-the-Box is a traditional game of counting, addition, and probability. This improved wood version with a felt playing surface has 12 numbers, rather than the typical 9 numbers of other versions, bringing more numerical combinations into play. Dating back to the 18th century, this game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Roll the dice and lay down any numerical combination of tiles that match your roll. Just keep on rolling until you can no longer match your roll on the remaining tiles. The lowest score wins the game. If you lay down all the tiles, then you’ve inchshut the box. inch This is sure to bring the old century charm to your home and can be played with any number of players.
- BEST QUALITY: A wonderful gift and an instant classic, this heirloom game is fast-paced fun for 2 or more players. The game is housed inside an old-world style box with metal latch closure that measures 11.625 x 9.250 x 2.875 in. 12 number tiles bring more numerical combinations into play than the typical nine number versions. The playing surface is lined with brown billiard felt for the softest of dice rolls. Dice and easy-to-understand instructions are included.
ANTIQUE DISTRESSED LOOK: Intentionally distressed to give it an Old World look. The box may be less than perfect to give it a weathered look or to give it an appearance of age and wear. Corners and edges may appear slightly lighter or sanded down as desired to appear worn. The box is stained by hand and the artisan attempts a rustic, attractive, one-of-a-kind appearance or vintage look.
- GREAT FOR CLASSROOMS & FOR TEACHING ADDITION. While this is a great game for families and friends of all ages, it is an excellent tool for teaching basic addition. The player rolls the dice, adds up the values, and then lays down the tiles that have the sum. These simple rules keep the player engaged in computing addition facts while enjoying game with friends.
- A PUB GAME. Originally, this game was played by fishermen off of Normandy. After a long day at sea, they would squander away their earnings by playing this betting game. It’s no wonder Shut the Box is still enjoyed in pubs across North America and Europe. While we don’t advocate gambling, we do advocate this beautiful well-constructed Shut the Box game that will provide hours of fun wherever you go!
- BECAUSE PLAYING GAMES IS GOOD FOR YOU. Did you know that playing board games can teach important social skills like verbal communication, being patient, sharing, taking turns and enjoying interactions with others? Games like Shut the Box foster the ability to focus and lengthens the players attention span. Playing games is an easy and excellent way to spend unhurried, enjoyable time together. They are also rich in learning opportunities.