February 05, 2006
Playing ‘Shut the Box’
Went up to Dayton last night for a birthday party steeped in decoration and foods from the Far East. A Year of the Dog thing I'm told.
Filled up on pot stickers and a buffet of other tasty vittles – though I should mention, there was some decorative thing that appeared to be wrapped candies, but they smelled like kerosene and tasted worse than powdered creamer soaked in aforementioned fuel.
I didn't take inventory of all the goodies for the birthday gal, but she was the recipient of a fine unicycle and a slew of other things befitting a creative spirit.
Afterward, it was time for origami class – making boxes from old holiday cards.
Speaking of boxes, a popular item in the kitchen was a homemade dice game with wooden tiles that flipped over. I tried to find information about the game online and, unsatisfied, I made a page with details to the best of my knowledge (corrections welcome).
Shut the Box: Complete rules (also know as Close the Box or Slam the box).
A warm hat tip to hosts Amy and Kevin for a fine Saturday evening.
Should have stuck around to throw the dice more instead of driving home to catch one of the un-funniest Saturday Night Lives of all time.
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Thanks Sebastian! I miss your bloggin!
Posted by: Chris Glass | Feb 9, 2006 4:28:03 PM
Haven't been here for quite a while...
Just one thing: that "Shut the Box" mini-site looks great (as expected)!
Posted by: Sebastian Schmieg | Feb 9, 2006 2:30:41 PM
See the last 10 days, or explore other parts of my site...
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