|Project by luv2learn||posted 12-19-2013 05:36 PM||1302 views||13 times favorited||19 comments|
This is a game with 12th century roots and has been called by various names, ”Shut The Box”, “Canoga”, ”Klackers”, ”Zoltan Box” and more. I was introduced to it by watching a youtube video produced by Steve Ramsey of “Woodworking for Mere Mortals” fame. His build had 9 flip tiles but he said the game can be made with 12 tiles so that is what I did.
My box is 13 1/4” square and 2” tall. The frame is birch and the bottom and top is 1/4” stained birch plywood. I finished it with several coats of spray on poly. I don’t know the species of wood of the tiles except it is a dark hard wood. I used decals for the numbers. I mounted the tiles on a 1/4” steel dowel and used 1/4” washers as spacers between them. I found some real thin foam at Micheal’s Craft Store to use as a playing surface for rolling the dice.
This is an “Old School” game for my three youngest grandchildren but my three adult grandchildren saw it and insisted we give it a test run first. You can find the rules for this game and its history at Wikipedia
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green