This handmade version of Shut the Box was created by an unknown artisan in the mid-1970s. The box is constructed of a hardwood frame, a Masonite back, a green felt field where the dice are tossed, and 12 wooden dowels of which each has a different number from 1 to 12 painted in black so that they can be used to score the game. This game is in excellent vintage condition. Two dice are included with the game.
The rules for Shut the Box are quite simple. A player rolls the two dice to establish what numbers are in play, and then he or she flips over the corresponding dowels to hide the numbers. Once a player can no longer flip a dowel, his or her score is tallied up by adding the remaining numbers. The player with the lowest number score is the winner.
This handmade version of Shut the Box makes a fantastic family game that is easy to learn and fun to play! That it is hand-crafted adds a wonderful touch of novelty to any game collection.