How to Play 18th Century Games

Grade 2-5, Video with activity.  Let 8-year old Cheshire County student Ruby teach you and your students a couple of Colonial era games. Available on the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s YouTube channel.  Both of these games are available for loan to local schools; see Wonder Box: Colonial Era Games.

Shut the Box:  Ruby introduces the 18th century game Shut the Box. She also shows kids how they can make their own at home using a piece of paper, markers, 2 dice, and 9 small everyday objects of your choosing. Filmed May 2020.

Available on YouTube

Going to Boston:  Learn to play the simple but enticing Colonial-era dice game, Going to Boston, with 8-year old Historical Society of Cheshire County (NH) volunteer Ruby. Filmed June 2020.