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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
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (32)
  • Easy to store (29)
  • Easy to set up (27)
  • Attractive (25)
  • Durable (23)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Just for fun (31)
  • Gift (25)
  • Parties (14)
  • Decoration (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (25), Budget shopper (12)

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

Shut the box

By No nickname

from Hanford, CA

About Me Budget shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

    Bought one for my son for Christmas gift last year. We all played and had a fun time. Recently my daughter mentioned it so I ordered the last one for her. Not to mention the box is very attractive and she has it on display in her front room.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Shut the Box game

    By Jo

    from San Diego

    About Me Midrange shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable
    • Easy To Store
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

      Grandson loved this game. It's Fun to play and fast paced..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great game!

      By Liz

      from Wisconsin

      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:

        Purchased as a gift for my daughter, this simple (but very attractive) little game became the hit of the season! Everyone loved it (it went along to multiple get-togethers)... it really is easy to learn, and highly addictive! Plus, since it is self-contained, it is also great to play during travel. A+!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great game

        By gramma goose

        from Hampden, MA

        About Me Budget shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Store

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Just For Fun

          Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

          Grandkids love it - so simple to play. Not top notch quality but good for the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun and simplistic

          By Novella

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Budget shopper

          Pros

          • Classic
          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Store
          • Fun Simplistic
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Pips Off-center

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Just For Fun

          Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

          I really like this unique game, it is fun to play by yourself or with others. The only reason I gave only 4 stars is due to the fact that the pips are off-center. Everything else is in good working order and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cute game with a bit of history.

          By Grover

          from Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Store

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

              Gave as a gift to my son who appreciates history and authenticity. Game is easy to play. Construction of the box is okay though wood quality is of poorer quality as is the handle. My adult son liked the gift and found it interesting.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Addicting game that everyone likes to pl

              By TDL

              from Petaluma, CA.

              About Me Midrange shopper

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Just For Fun
                • Lunch Time Fun
                • Parties

                Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

                Easy to pick up, hard to put down. Great value for the money

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Satisfactory

                By Ron

                from Arlington,VA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Classic
                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Store
                • Fits Theme
                • Meets Expectations
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Poor Quality
                • Unsanded Rough Wood

                Best Uses

                • Just For Fun

                Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

                One side of box was unsanded and rough not reflective of NG products.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It has antique quality look

                By Betty the shopper

                from southfield, MI

                About Me Budget shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Decoration
                  • Gift
                  • Just For Fun
                  • Parties

                  Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

                  the instructions were not clear to us. However, we found a different way of playing with it and my grandaughter enjoyed it.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A fun game to play

                  By Denny Wozy

                  from Indianapolis, Indiana

                  About Me Midrange shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Classic
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Just For Fun
                    • Parties

                    Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

                    The concept of the game makes it competitively addictive and fun to play.

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