Historic Games

Thought your favorite game was invented by a modern toy company? Probably not! Shop for historic games and toys with histories that date back millennia. Many of the 18th century games you will find here were the same games played by kids and adults in eighteenth century America. 

  • Shut the Box Four Player Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Shut the Box Four Player Game

    Modeled after dice games played by Norman fishermen in the 12th century, Shut the Box is a fast-paced game that is all about matching dice rolls and finishing the game with the least points possible. Made from solid wood with a felt lined playing...
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  • Shut the Box Game

    Shut the Box Game

    Add some old-world charm - and fun - to your next gathering. A traditional game of counting, addition, and probability, Shut-the-Box dates as far back as the 12th century when this game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Roll the...
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