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National Geographic Shut the Box Game

$35.00

Price: $35.00

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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 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (35)
  • Easy to store (32)
  • Easy to set up (31)
  • Attractive (28)
  • Durable (26)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)

Best Uses

  • Just for fun (35)
  • Gift (27)
  • Parties (17)
  • Decoration (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (28), Budget shopper (14)

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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2.0

Disappointed

By pub game

from Florida

About Me Midrange shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Just For Fun

Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

I was disappointed in the quality of the box and inside tabs. The picture made it look far better and more interesting than it actually is. I had a friend who was anxious to see this game but upon sight decided not to purchase one. I wouldn't have either!

 
5.0

Great game for our whole family

By Theresa the fiber artist

from Owatonna, MN

About Me Budget shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Store
  • Festive
  • Fits Theme
  • Fun for everyone
  • Unique

Cons

  • Poor Wood Finsh

Best Uses

  • Family Get Togethers
  • Gift
  • Just For Fun
  • Parties

Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

Every age in our family loves this game. All can play together. The smaller size of this game makes it easy to pass around in a group setting. It's very durable because it's made out of wood, but the wood finish is not good. It's dull and rough to the touch. I had expected a professional varnish finish, according to the way it was described.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shut the Box is a hit!

By Ernie

from Colorado

About Me Midrange shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Classic
  • Durable
  • Easy To Store
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just For Fun
    • Parties

    Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

    Silly question - we play games with it.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fun, Fun, Fun

    By Pattywagon

    from Saskatoon , Saskatchewan. Canada

    About Me Midrange shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

        I bought this for my grandson. He is enjoying it. So is his Mum and Dad. They like to have a games night and this just fits the bill. Easy to use and store. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to play games.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        fun and addicting

        By Cheyrle

        from Indio, Ca

        About Me Budget shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fits Theme

        Cons

        • Hard To See Dots On Dice

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Just For Fun
        • Parties

        Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

        The game is fun and fast which I like. We play whoever gets to 3 winning games out of 10 games say, wins. You can decide. It is fun.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (3 of 3 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..

            (5 of 5 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+!

              (4 of 4 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.

                (3 of 3 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.

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