Merry Christmas to all celebrating today!
|Name||Shut the Box|
|Players||2 – As Many As You Want|
|Game Style||Dice Roll|
Does this day get you stressed? Do you need a nice calming activity? For my game/meditation needs, I reach for shut the box. While there is a way to play that eventually has a winner declared, I prefer to play with the only goal to shut the box (only has happened once as long as I have had this game). To shut the box, *all* you need to do, is roll combinations that allow you to remove the numbers 1-12. After each roll of the dice, you can remove any numbers that add up to the total pips on the dice. For example, if you roll a 5 and a 6 (for a total of 11), you could remove the following numbers = 1+10, 2+9, 3+8, 1+2+8, 4+7, 1+3+7 and so on. With each roll comes anticipation and a sense of completion.
|Direct Curricular Applicability:||Low|
– Probability (dice rolls for attack/defend)
|Time to Play||Variable
Pass, play and chat.
Could they make their own box?
Can you add? Then you have the rules down pat.
|OVERALL: I find that this is one of the great pass and play games. A great conversation and a great game is a wonderful combination.|