Shut the Box Games

Shut the Box Games

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!

Desktop Shut the Box

Currently unavailable

The same style chest as Old Century Shut the Box but a smaller fun-sized version.

4 Player Shut The Box

Out of stock.

An excellent 4 player version of the fantastic game. More players equals more fun!

Hand-made Shut the Box - Mahogany frame with Ash tabs

28.99

Hand-made in the UK, this Shut the Box has a mahogany frame with contrasting ash tabs.

Jaques Shut The Box - 15 Numbers

Due 15 Feb 2016

Nicely made 15 number shut the box game from Jaques in a light coloured wooden tray.

 

Hand-made Shut the Box - Oak frame and tabs

29.90

Hand-made in the UK, this Shut the Box has an oak frame and tabs.

Coffee Table Shut the Box

56.90

A huge version ideal for public events, parties or just for people who like their games big!

 
 
 

Front Porch Classics Coffee Table Old Century Shut the Box

Front Porch Classics Old Century Shut the Box - Coffee Table Edition

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 num...

Hand-made Shut the Box - Oak frame and tabs

Hand-made Shut the Box - Oak frame and tabs

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...

4 Player Shut The Box

4 Player Shut The Box

An enormously fun four player version of Shut The Box. Now you can get the whole family involved in your favourite dice game. Beautifully presented in a Pine wood box with green felt flooring, featuring four rows of numbers with black printed numbers. ...

Hand-made Shut the Box - Mahogany frame with Ash tabs

Hand-made Shut the Box - Mahogany frame with Ash tabs

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...

Jaques Shut The Box (15 Numbers, light wood)

Jaques Shut The Box (15 Numbers, light wood)

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! This Jaques version of Shut the box has 15 numbers, more than is typical and a ligh...

Also called by a bewildering variety of alternative names such as "close the doors", it isn't known where this old game originated. 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.. The game is apparently also popular in Zambia!

An old pub gambling favourite, Shut the Box uses two dice and a special wooden playing tray. In the most common version, 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

 

Top of page - Shut the Box Games

Masters Games
Contact Details
About Us
UK UK based but we ship globally
Secure Hosting Credit Card Safe Amex Mastercard Maestro Visa Paypal