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National Geographic Shut the Box Game

$35.00

Price: $35.00

Item#:1074695

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After their sails were still for the night, Norman mariners would get out their dice and play Shut-the-Box. The simple and addictive game made its way around the world as trade increased among Europe, Africa, and China, and it remains especially popular in the U.K. today. Roll the dice and lay down any combination of tiles to match your roll. Keep rolling until you can't match your roll on the remaining tiles. Low score wins; lay down all the tiles and you've shut the box. Easy to learn and hard to stop playing, this handsome antiqued edition features an Old World look, wooden box, and wooden dice and tiles.

  • For any number of players ages 8 and up
  • 8"W x 6"L x 3"H

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National Geographic Shut the Box Game
 
4.1

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (24)
  • Easy to store (20)
  • Easy to set up (19)
  • Attractive (18)
  • Classic style (17)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Just for fun (24)
  • Gift (19)
  • Parties (10)
  • Decoration (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (21), Budget shopper (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THE GRANDKIDS LOVE THIS GAME

The "SHUT THE BOX" game was used at our local school for our youngest son who is now 18. Based on his suggestion and glowing comments about this game, we...Read complete review

The "SHUT THE BOX" game was used at our local school for our youngest son who is now 18. Based on his suggestion and glowing comments about this game, we bought a set for him and each of our 6 kids children. Each set of Grandchildren absolutely fell in love with this game.

It is high quality, old fashion fun. I loved the antique looking box and wooden dice. This is a quality piece that will get years of use. An added bonus, is that the box is small and perfect for trips. It'll keep the kids happy and busy for hours.

This is the best gift we've ever given in the game category. By the way, do yourself a favor, and get one for you as well. Why should we grandparents miss out on all the fun?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I was expecting

I purchased this as a gift for a family who loves games. I thought it would also be a nice display item. The quality of the box is really poor, bad varnish job,...Read complete review

I purchased this as a gift for a family who loves games. I thought it would also be a nice display item. The quality of the box is really poor, bad varnish job, rough hardware. For the price, I was expecting a better quality product. I won't be giving this as a gift, and it will cost me too much to return the item, so I guess I will just eat it.

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5.0

Fun Game; attractive box

By Aileen

from Las Vegas, Nevada

About Me Budget shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Store

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun Gift Attractive Case
    • Nice Gift Attractive Cas

    Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

    I gave this as a gift to my adult grandson. He said he enjoys the game, has played it before. And the box is attractive, so it can sit out and add to the decor.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My grandchildren enjoyed it!

    By Elaine

    from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

    About Me Midrange shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Store
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Just For Fun

      Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

      I liked the fact its all in one box, easy to use and my grandchildren loved it.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Shut the Box craze

      By Rosie the Pirate Maid

      from Casselberry Fl

      About Me Midrange shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Store
      • Fits Theme
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Just For Fun
        • Parties

        Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

        This game is easy and so much fun It brings families together with good clean entertainment.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This the third time I've purchased this.

        By amw

        from El Paso, TX

        About Me Midrange shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Classic
        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Store
        • Fits Theme
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Just For Fun
          • Parties

          Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

          Great at parties. I've purchased three, and I have given away two.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fun game

          By miscjohn

          from Loveland, CO

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Classic
          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Store
          • Interesting Simple Game

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Just For Fun

            Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

            I purchased one as a gift and it was received so well, I purchased one as another gift.

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed!

            By The gardener

            from Monterey

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Looks Great In The Pictur

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

              The box is attractive but very poor quality. The edges around the dice throwing area are sharp. It seems to be made of something like balsa wood. The hardware is nice. I had to return it.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Shut the box is a great learning tool

              By Grandma susie

              from Wyoming

              About Me Midrange shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Store
              • Grand Kids Are Learning M
              • Unique

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Just For Fun

              Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

              Great learning tool for math. Grand kids love it

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE IT!

              By Magnolia Mama

              from The Woodlands, TX

              About Me Budget shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Classic
              • Durable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Store
              • Fun Math Practice
              • I Hate Math But Do This
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Pricey But Sturdy

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Gift
              • Just For Fun
              • Parties

              Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

              Teaches math skills in absolutely fun manner! I'm a former teacher who became one because I hated math and reading as a kid and found out that it can be done in fun ways! Here's one! Get it! My math talented friend introduced me to this! Buying one today for our family! Thanks Santa!

              (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not worth it

              By Barbara

              from Nahville, TM

              About Me Midrange shopper

              Pros

                Cons

                • Delicate
                • Overpriced for what it is
                • Poor Quality
                • Too Simple To Be Fun

                Best Uses

                • Decoration

                Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

                Decorative outer box is too big, and doesn't protect the game. Game is too simple to be entertaining for anyone OVER age 8. Too much trouble/cost to re-pack and return.

                (24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not what I was expecting

                By KDV

                from Idaho

                About Me Midrange shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Just For Fun

                Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

                I purchased this as a gift for a family who loves games. I thought it would also be a nice display item. The quality of the box is really poor, bad varnish job, rough hardware. For the price, I was expecting a better quality product. I won't be giving this as a gift, and it will cost me too much to return the item, so I guess I will just eat it.

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