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Shut-The-Box is a traditional multiplayer brain game of counting, addition, and probability. This classic game dates to the 18th century when Shut-the-Box 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!

In this mind stimulating game, roll the dice and lay down any numerical combination of tiles that match your roll. Let’s say your dice add up to 8. You can close any available tiles adding to or matching 8:

  • 8
  • 7 & 1
  • 6 & 2
  • 5 & 3
  • 5 & 2 & 1
  • 4 & 3 & 2

Just keep on rolling until you can no longer match your roll on the remaining tiles. The play passes to the next player, and at the end of the round, the lowest score wins the game. There are several variations of Shut-the-Box games – making life easy if developing house rules is useful in your situation.

We offer the four-sided game box version (**up to #4 players) made of medium stained wood with a felt playing surface. It features #10 wooden number tiles rather than the more common #9 tiled versions, bringing more numerical dice combinations into play. Shut-the-Box is a charming, old-world style game that is fun for everyone! Whether you’re a family with early learners working on their basic math skills, or looking for an exciting game to add to casino night with your friends & neighbors (or somewhere in between) Shut-the-Box is sure to bring hours of enjoyment and old-world charm to your home. 

**Can be played with any number of players, but the 4-sided board is ideal for four players.