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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 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (30)
  • Easy to store (27)
  • Easy to set up (26)
  • Attractive (23)
  • Classic style (22)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Just for fun (31)
  • Gift (23)
  • Parties (14)
  • Decoration (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (24), Budget shopper (11)

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

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+!

     
    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.

       
      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.

       
      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.

          (4 of 4 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

            (4 of 4 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.

             
            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.

              (2 of 2 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.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  (3 of 4 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.

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