BOXES play Idea

Boxes Game ( Dots or Squares)

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How to Play

Boxes (also known as Dots or Squares) is a simple pen and paper game  for 2 or more players.

Either create your own grids or print off our template. Grids can be made to any size depending on how long you wish the game to last or the age of the children.

Players take turns to connect any two dots by drawing a horizontal or vertical line but not diagonally.  Whenever a player sees a place in the grid where 3 sides of a square have been completed, he may draw the fourth side on and claim the box as his by entering his initial,  he then draws the next line.

When the diagram is fairly full of lines he may be able to find that he is able to complete several boxes without stopping. But, for his last go it maybe that he gives the next box away by drawing the third line on a box for his opponent giving him the opportunity to fill some boxes.

The game ends when no more lines can be placed and all the boxes have been filled  The player with the most squares filled is the winner.

Our template consists of different sized grids to play on

Boxes (dots) Download Template

 

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