Educational games at The Learning Hub
We have an extensive collection of Educational Games at the Learning Hub. Our games are available to be used at lunchtimes, for class group time, and to assist with special learning needs. We will add descriptions, and reviews will be added to the list below over time. The children will also test and review the games!
Shut The Box
The origin is not known but there exist references from at least as long ago as the 12th century to the game being played in Normandy (northern France) or the Channel Islands (English Channel, United Kingdom).
At the start of the game all levers or tiles are "open" (cleared, up), showing the numerals 1 through 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. If 7, 8 or 9 is still open, the player must roll both dice. Otherwise, the player may choose to roll one die or both dice.
After throwing, the player adds up the dots (pips) on the dice and then "shuts" (closes, covers) any combination of open numbers that equals the total number of dots showing on the dice. For example, if the total number of dots is 8, the player may choose any of the following sets of numbers (as long as all of the numbers in the set are available to be covered).
Game review coming!