Shut the box game
Shut the Box, also called Blitz, Bakarat, Canoga, Klackers, Batten Down the Hatches, Kingoball, Trictrac, Cut Throat, Fork Your Neighbor, and Jackpot, is a game of dice for one or more players, commonly played in a group of two to four for stakes
- Wood, brass
- 7 x 13 x 19,5 cm
At the start of the game all levers or tiles are "open", showing the numerals 1 to 9. During the game, each player plays in turn. A player begins his or her turn by throwing or rolling the die or dice into the box. After throwing, the player adds up the pips on the dice and then "shuts" one of any combination of open numbers that equals the total number of dots showing on the dice.The player then rolls the dice again, aiming to shut more numbers.The player continues throwing the dice and shutting numbers until reaching a point at which, given the results produced by the dice, the player cannot shut any more numbers. At that point, the player scores the sum of the numbers that are still uncovered. After every player has taken a turn, the player with the lowest score wins. If a player succeeds in closing all of the numbers, he or she is said to have "Shut the Box" – the player wins immediately and the game is over.