Rated 3 out of 5Â by AllieMom Great game.
We fell in love with this game at a heritage event over the summer. I was excited to buy it for Christmas. I was disappointed as the "5" was upside down and we had to return it. They did not carry it in the store so I'm having to reorder it. In reordering, I don't believe I'll go with this same brand simply because I can get another one slightly less expensive and with numbers to 12. I recognize the game was designed intentionally for a high number of 9; but my child will learn better with one that goes to a 12. Thanks to the reviewer who pointed that out. I just hope all the numbers are facing the proper way.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Jack42 Good product but not highest quality
This is a perfectly nice set but it is simply not "heirloom quality" as advertised by the manufacturer. It is supposed to be from "select hardwoods" and hand sanded and stained. I'm sure that is true but it is made in China and it looks very much like the typical assembly line product from China. Mine has poorly cut felt with glue splatters on it. The plexiglass top is thin and will break the first time a child is rough with it. I find it very silly that Melissa & Doug would offer this as heirloom quality.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rainbug Classic fun game
This game is easy to learn so everyone can play, even those just learning to count. Its rare to find a game where a whole family can play and have fun. I bought a few...one for us, and a couple to give as gifts. The quality of the game is not the highest quality, but it's not the worst either. I like the "old fashioned" look to it.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by STB Champ Great game for any age -- 6 to 60!!
Shut-the-Box is an all-time favorite of our family...it's a great way to help the younger kids learn to count. And the older folks love the competition and teasing that goes on for those that just have more trouble 'shutting that box'!! Lots of laughs and fun!