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 same style chest as Old Century Shut the Box but a smaller fun-sized version.
Simple wooden version of the game - with 12 numbers
Designed to fit neatly onto your bookshelf when not in use.
Hand-made in the UK, this Shut the Box has a mahogany frame with contrasting ash tabs.
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Hand-made in the UK, this Shut the Box has an oak frame and tabs.
Mahogany Shut the Box (12 numbers) + Poker Dice & Cards
Mahogany Shut the Box (15 numbers) + Cards.
A huge version ideal for public events, parties or just for people who like their games big!
Innovative version of Shut the Box allowing 2 people to play against each other real-time.
A miniature version of the larger Coffee Table edition Shut the Box, this is a nicely made game ideal for family and friends.
The premier Shut the box game - a large and beautifully made game for large groups and connoisseurs.
This version of Shut the Box is designed to fold up and be put on your bookshelf when not in use.
A most interesting version of Shut the Box from Jaques. This allows people to play from both sides as a 2 player challenge although the game can still be played by multiple players, of course. Normally with Shut the Box, players take turns and have t...
Hand-made in the UK, this beautifully crafted version of Shut the Box is made from oak with a felt playing surface and comes with 2 dice. The objective is to "shut the box" by closing the numbered tabs when the dice are rolled. Players can either choos...
lso 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 numb...
Hand-made in the UK, this Shut the Box is beautifully crafted with a mahogany frame and ash tabs. It comes with two dice. The objective of the game is to close all the numbered tabs, thereby "shutting the box". This is done by rolling the dice and eith...
A straightforward version of Shut The Box with additional poker dice and cards from Jaques.
A straightforward and simple version of Shut the Box from Jaques.
It's not known exactly where Shut the box originated from. Most theories point to a source in Northern France; some specify Normandy and the Channel Islands as the specific location and claim that it has been played there for at least two hundred years. There is only evidence for it within England from the middle of the twentieth century, it having reputedly been brought to the South of England from the Channel Islands in 1958 by a Mr. 'Chalky' Towbridge.. One source claims that Shut the Box is also common in Zambia!
An old pub gambling favourite, Shut the Box uses two dice and a special wooden playing tray. The tray features the numbers 1 - 9 in a row, each of which has a hinged cover and a turn involves repeatedly throwing the dice and shutting or covering a number or pair of numbers each throw. The turn ends when no numbers can be covered upon the throw of the dice at which point the player's total is calculated. The ultimate aim is to completely cover all numbers or "shut the box" which results in the best possible score of zero.
For more information, see the Online Guide to Traditional Games page on Shut the Box
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