Plug the leaks dice game - c.1980 (rosewood board and shaker)
A beautiful British-made vintage dice game with a rosewood board and shaker, from c.1980. The game comes with two dice and nine barrels.
Beginning with nine holes open, a player rolls two dice into the central pit, and the individual numbers thrown, or their sum, permit the player to plug these leaks. (E.g if a 3 and a 4 were thrown, the player could close leaks 3 and 4, or 7). When the sum of the leaks still open is six or less, the player throws only one dice, until they have closed all the leaks or throws an unusable number. A turn finishes when a player cannot plug a leak on a throw. When the player's turn finishes, the sum of the leaks still open is added to the player's score. When a player reaches 45 he is out of the game. Last player in the game wins!
Game measures 14cm (5.5 inches) in diameter.