Shut the Box
Family game

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G Code G328

Two dice and nine numbered wooden doors make up this clever game of skill and fortune. 

Shut the Box is an iconic game that originated in 12th century France. Also known by many other names, including Blitz, Batten Down the Hatches, Kingoball, and Jackpot.

Our environmentally friendly game has been carefully crafted from reforested rubberwood and green felt, with 9 hinged blocks. The forest-friendly wood is durable and provides a superior finish.

Shut the Box is a fun way to introduce arithmetic, addition and mathematics to children as speedy counting, addition skills and accuracy is a must! A great challenge for the whole family as well as an old favourite pub game.  A small wager often adds fun to the result! 

  • HIGH QUALITY - Shut the Box pub game - Superb quality made from solid hardwood. Manufactured by Gibsons, ideal gift for grandparents, couples, families, teens, friends.
  • REFORESTED RUBBERWOOD – carefully crafted solid wooden box made from reforested wood. Trees are replanted to ensure regeneration.
  • CLASSIC PUB GAME – Flip the numbers up and roll the dice! Next, ‘shut the box’ by flipping the numbers that match the dice. Add the dice total together to shut the higher numbers!
  • AS SEEN ON TIKTOK – Shut the Box is back and trending!
  • GREAT GIFT – Improves mental maths skills, speedy counting and quick addition. A challenge for the whole family. The best Christmas gift for children, friends, kids, birthdays.
  • For age 5+
  • For 1-4 players
  • Tray dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 x 3.5cm
  • Box dimensions; 29 x 21 x 4cm
  • Product Code: G328
  • Contains wooden tray, 2 dice and rulebook
How to Play

Each player takes it in turn to throw the dice. Each time the dice is thrown the player may close one or more flaps with a total ‘value’ that matches the combined value of the two dice. For example, if a player throws a five and a four, they could close either just the flap marked ’9′, or both the ’5′ and ’4′ or ’6′ and ’3′ or ’2′, ’3′ and ’4′ or any other combination.

If you cannot close a flap or flaps to the value of the dice, the turn passes to your opponent. The object is to finish your turn, leaving as few flaps open as possible.

About Us

We’re Gibsons, the family-owned jigsaw puzzle and board game company. Founded in London in 1919, we’ve been entertaining generations for over 100 years and our passion is creating the best quality products for all ages.

Made in the UK and Europe, we use the thickest board on the market for our jigsaw puzzles and work with a whole host of talented artists to bring you fresh cool designs, from nostalgic scenes to mesmerising prints.

What’s more, our jigsaw puzzles are planet-friendly. They’re made from 100% recycled board and secured with tabs rather than shrink-wrap to reduce single-use plastic waste. Our board games are great fun for the whole family. From quick-play games like Mind the Gap and Pass the Bomb, to family and strategy games like Hare & Tortoise, 221b Baker Street and Civilization, our best-selling board games will keep all ages entertained!


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