Round the Clock


Round the Clock is adaptation of the old game “Shut the Box.” The traditional game uses the numbers 1 through 9, and this variant expands it to 12. But instead of only addition, this one can also use multiplication. For example, a dice result of 3 and 4 could claim the 3 and 4, or the 7, or the 12, or any combination of available numbers that could be added or multiplied to equal 12. As usual with Shut the Box, after a die roll with no playable options, the total of the unclaimed numbers is the player’s score, and the game is played in a predetermined series of rounds, the lowest final score winning the game.

This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Round the Clock takes about 10 to play.

Click Here to watch a video to learn how to play Round the Clock.