12 Pin Shut The Box

With 12 tiles, this is the most challenging version of shut-the-box we offer. At 13 1/2 x 9, this is a great table top version!

The game Shut the Box is said to have been invented in the 12th Century France. Legend has it that Shut the Box was a cherished game among sailors and fishermen off the coast of Normandy some 200 years ago. Another account states that Shut the Box was played by 19th Century fur trappers of the Hudson Bay Company. Today, Shut the Box is still played for stakes and is a favorite pub game in England.

The game has several names including Canoga, Tric-Trac, and Batten Down the Hatches. The rules and equipment vary from one locale to the next, but Shut the Box will hone your basic math skills while keeping you entertained for hours.

Click here to download instructions and a scoresheet.

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    Robert S.
    United States United States

    very quick delivery , good experience

    quality merchandise

    United States United States

    Such a fun game and helps (daughter) with Math

    Just got the game today and have been playing for about an hour with my daughter. Lots of fun and easy to learn, And seems to be helping her math skills as well.

    United States United States

    Good item for the price

    Nice product good price

    Judi N.
    United States United States

    Historical Game

    We love it! Fun game. We can even play it via facetime Plan on using it for historical game nights at the town museum


    Shut the box 12 tile

    I was told last year that the 12 tile version was coming soon. As soon as it showed up, I ordered it. I'm very happy with the game as it offers more of a challenge than the 9 tile version that I got first. I have taken this to work and it has become a staple of the lunchroom / break room crowd. We make our own score sheets and have had as many as 6 players at one time.