On the Subject of Shut-the-Box

I found this in my attic. It was like that whole “Jumanji” thing, but really not.

  • The goal of this module is to reach the “target score” in the bottom right corner.
  • Your “score” at any time during the module is the sum of all non-flipped (visible) tiles. (It’s like golf; a lower score is better, and your score gets lower as you play.)

To get started, press the “Roll” button on the left. Select any number of tiles that add up to the sum of your dice roll.

For example, if you rolled a 5 and a 2 (7), you could select any of the following:

  • Tiles 1, 2, and 4
  • Tiles 1 and 6
  • Tiles 2 and 5
  • Tiles 3 and 4
  • Tile 7

If you can’t find any possible tile combinations, you can either re-roll the dice using the “Roll” button, or use the “Reset” button on the right to reset ALL tiles back to their initial state.

If you choose a combination of tiles that exceeds the sum of your dice roll, the module will strike and reset all tiles. You can prevent this in a sticky situation by resetting manually, which will not strike you.

The module will also strike and reset if you reach a score LOWER than the “target score.”

Once all remaining tiles sum up to the “target score,” the module will solve.