Also known as Canoga or "Batten down the Hatches", this is the old gambling game for as many players as you like. Players throw the dice and choose to shut either the numbers thrown or the sum of the numbers thrown. Each player tries to close all the numbers and thus shut the box!
The game is much larger than the typical games found in toy shops and is designed in an "Olde Worlde" style. In fact it is more of a chest than a box with a chain to hold the lid and a metal handle and clasp at the front. The numbers are chunky wooden panels with a decorative shield painted on the back of each and enclosed are rules and two, extra-large wooden dice.
This product was formerly known as Old Century Shut the Box.
This product won a "Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award", a prestigious award from the totally independent consumer review group.
Dimensions are 12 x 35 x 26cm (5 x 10.5 x 14 inches - that's really big!)
Shut the Box - Coffee Table Edition