Shut the Box is a famous traditional pub game. It is played in different variants and no organization is known targeting standardization of rule variants for the game. Thus if playing Shut the Box with others you should first try to find agreement and commitment on rules. If in doubt I recommend to prefer and apply the locally played rules.
The Shut the Box application is intended to be less restrictive. Such that no specific rules are really forced to be applied. At any time you can take back an action like open a just closed flap and perform a different choice. If in need you can use a single die or two dice, roll again, switch to the menu and look up any rule variants in between game play.
The box consists of a set of flaps being open at the beginning of the game. Flaps indicate their represented value by labels showing numbers. The box is shut as soon as all flaps are closed. This Shut the Box game uses flaps ranged from value one to nine.
Most Shut the Box variants are played with two six-sided dice.
The penalty score is the total of all remaining open flaps' values summed up. As long as no player manages to shut the box completely the remaining open flaps indicate the players penalty score.
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The basic ruleset of Shut the Box is in the public domain due to its age and unknown authorship. It is claimed to be a traditional Irish Pub game. None the less please mind that certain variants are covered by legal rights concerning trademarks, game designs and possibly authorship on an exact ruleset for commerical versions.
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