Shut the Box is a classic game of numbers.
Instructions are included with the game – but here is a simple explanation!
“Each player starts their turn by rolling the dice. The player then adds up the dots facing up on the dice. The player may then choose any combination that makes up the number shown by the dice and covers the number spaces accordingly. For example, if the player throws a 5 and a 6 on their first roll they would have a total of 11. They may then cover either the 9 and the 2 spaces, the 8 and the 3 spaces, the 7 and the 4 spaces, the 5 and the 6 spaces, the 8, 2, and 1 spaces, the 7, 3, and 1 spaces, the 6, 4, and 1 spaces, or the 6, 3, and 2 spaces”
“The player continues to roll and cover spaces until they either roll a number that has no combinations left to cover or they cover every space. The combination of the numbers left uncovered after the turn is over is the player’s score. After every person has had a turn, the player with the lowest score wins. If a player covers all the spaces on their turn then they win immediately and a new round should be started”
- wood playing board
- 2 wood dice
- 2-4 Players
- Age 5 Years+