Shut-the-Box is a traditional game of counting, addition, and probability that dates back to the 18th century when the game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Today the game is played with family, used in classrooms for teaching addition and probability, and is even a betting game played in pubs all over Europe! 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 classic version is made of natural wood with a felt playing surface. It features 12 wooden number tiles rather than the typical nine numbers of other versions, bringing more numerical combinations into play. Can be played with any number of players and is sure to bring the old world charm to your home. Includes two dice and instructions in the beautiful WE Games packaging.
Includes: Game board, 13.6 x 9.1 x 1.9 inches, a pair of dice, instructions
Health Benefits of Playing Shut the Box
Everyone knows that board games are fun and provide unplugged family time. But, did you know that games like Shut the Box lower your blood pressure, grow you immune system, and strengthen your memory and cognitive skills? In fact, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2003 linking the playing of board games to decreased incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Board games are also often used in therapy to build verbal and social skills. Doesn’t it feel good to play games?
High Quality and Convenient Size
This high quality game is everything you need for an exciting game of dice for 2-4 players. Crafted from medium stained solid wood & measuring approximately 14 inches this version features 10 number wooden tiles. 4 sets of dice are included so each player gets their own dice (red, green, blue, black).
Used in the Classroom for Teaching Addition
The version is preferred by teachers because of its durable construction and its 4-way play. Shut the Box 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.
Pub Game – for People Who Like to Have Fun
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.
Beautiful coffee-table game
This high quality Shut the Box game is a beautiful addition to any room where people gather. Leave it out on your coffee table for all to enjoy. This is a board game that makes a wonderful house-warming or Father’s Day gift.
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