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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 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (36)
  • Easy to set up (32)
  • Easy to store (32)
  • Attractive (29)
  • Durable (27)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)

Best Uses

  • Just for fun (36)
  • Gift (28)
  • Parties (17)
  • Decoration (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (29), 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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5.0

Fun, Fun, Fun!

By Orance

from Laramie, WY

About Me Midrange shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Beautiful Wood Hinges
  • Classic
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Just For Fun

    Comments about National Geographic Shut the Box Game:

    This was a 75th birthday present for my hubby and he was really pleased! Me too!

     
    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.

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