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Shut the Box
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Shut the Box is a dice game of for one or more players, usually played by two, three, or four players. Historically, Shut the Box was often played as a gambling game in older world pubs, where each player put an equal amount into the pot and the winner took all. However, gambling isn't necessary to enjoy the game, and indeed, Shut the Box is a popular game for teaching children basic maths. The game uses a wooden box with hinged tiles numbered 1 to 9. The box is used as both game board and scoring device, and also serves as a container for convenient storage. Each player rolls the dice and lays down any combinations of tiles that match the roll. For example, if you roll a 7 flip up the 7 tile, or the 5 and the 2, or the 4, 2, and 1 tiles. If every tile higher than 6 is covered, the player has the choice of rolling one or both dice. The player keeps rolling until they can't match their roll on the remaining tiles. The total of the tiles left open are then added up, the score is recorded, and all the tiles are flipped up, and the turn passes to the next player. After each player has played, the game is over, and the low score wins. If you can lay down all the tiles, you have "Shut the Box". A game may consist of one round, or many. Typically, the game proceeds through several rounds, until a player's accumulated score surpasses an arbitrary number, such as 50 or 100. Size of box: 25 x 17.5 cm Suggested Age: 6+
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Shut the Box

Wooden game for teaching simple maths or simply for fun
NZ $32.90
incl GST
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