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Ahoy!

An old favorite of sailors and pub-goers, this game is just as much fun today as it was during the age of cannons and peg legs, especially since this version includes space and two foam inserts to securely hold a bottle of wine, which makes it perfect for gift giving. Players compete to be the first to shut the box by rolling the right combination of numbers with the included wooden dice. The game comes in an antique-styled wood chest with a metal handle and clasp. Made in China.

Wine bottle not included.

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Item ID
15703
Made from
wood
Measurements
14" L x 10.5" W x 4.75" H
Notes
any number of players, ages 8 to adult.

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SHUT THE BOX
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Well built (4)
  • Sleek design (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Occasional use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (8), Budget shopper (6)
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    • Personal (9)

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3.0

Nice presentation for a bottle of liquor

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from West Virginia

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        Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

        The game box has a nice, aged look to it. To add your wine/liquor you have to take the game out of the cardboard packaging it comes in, so be aware you'll have to open the box up. There is a chain that holds the box lid open & mine kinked easily. When this happends, the lid will not open fully. Also, the product doesn't fit a standard size wine bottle. I tried 2 shorter liquor bottles & neither fit with the inserts that came with it so I used chocolate candy coins & fake gems as filler around one of the bottles & ditched the inserts. The final presentation looked pretty awesome (& pirate-y)! I am very impressed with how it fun the package looks altogether. No word from the recipients yet if the game is any fun, though. Finding all the components (candy coins, a bottle that fits)was time intensive & ended up costing more that I originally thought for the gift, so I am not sure I would recommend it to everyone.

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        4.0

        Shut the Box

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        from Alabama

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        Pros

        • Sleek Design
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Too much padding

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

        This was a gift for my nephew. I liked the idea of adding wine to the game.

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        4.0

        Great fun

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        from b-more, md

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        Pros

        • Nice quality
        • Sleek Design
        • Unique and personnal

        Cons

        • Wine bottles are tight

        Best Uses

          Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

          Great gift for those who "have everything" Fun and interesting game, good quality wood, can be left out on book shelf or table. Only certain lenght wine bottles will fit though, the foam inserts are too large and only squat bottles will fit inside.

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          4.0

          A lot of fun in the box

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          from new york, ny

          About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

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          Pros

          • Fun game
          • Sleek Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fun

            Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

            This is a fun different game that requires strategy

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was very fast and the customer service people were very helpful

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            5.0

            Great housewarming gift!!

            By 

            from clarksville, tn

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            Pros

            • Conversation starter
            • Fun game

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun fun fun

              Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

              Given as a gift, but they love it

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              5.0

              Love this game!

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              from Rhode Island

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Well Built

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dinner Parties
                • Kids and Adults
                • Occasional Use

                Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

                I bought this for my husband for his birthday and we love it! It's fun, entertaining, and good for all ages. The box is big enough to hold a bottle of wine or liquor to sip (or gulp) while you play! It's a good "drinking game" or kid's game...

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                5.0

                Fun game, travels well

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                from New York City

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stable
                • Well Built

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Occasional Use

                  Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

                  Fun game, easy for anyone or any number of people to play. Great to be able to carry a bottle of wine in it.

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                  4.0

                  Nice, but wine didn't fit!

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                  from Waukesha, WI

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                  Pros

                  • Unique vintage look
                  • Well Built

                  Cons

                  • Bottle holder didn't fit

                  Best Uses

                  • Anniversary gift display
                  • Occasional Use

                  Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

                  It looked really neat how the bottle wine fits in the box. Well, that wasn't the case. The Holders they give you do not fit in the box and even if they did you would need a really short bottle of wine to make it work. That's my only disappointment about this purchase, however it was one of the main reasons I bought it.

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                  4.0

                  Argh, where's the wine?

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                  from Colchester, VT

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Stable
                  • Unique
                  • Well Built

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Holidays
                    • Occasional Use

                    Comments about SHUT THE BOX:

                    This gift is perfect for a history and/or naval buff. I think the only thing that could make it better would be to have the option of adding in the wine or port. That way when a person sends it as a gift, they could also send the bottle along with it. I think it should only be an option though as some people are are very picky about their wines and may not be interested in the extra costs. Overall though, a grown-up family drinking game - what could be better?

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