Dots and Boxes

Size of the Game Grid

  boxes wide by       boxes high

Memo Line

 

Dots and Boxes is a two person game played on a grid of dots. Each player, in turn, will draw a horizontal or vertical line between to unconnected adjacent dots. If any player draws the fourth side of a 1 x 1 box, he writes his initial or other marker in that box and takes another turn. When all possible lines have been drawn, the player who completed the most 1 x 1 boxes wins.

A goes first by drawing a line that connects two adjacent dots.

B goes second by drawing a line that connects two different adjacent dots.

A and B continue to take turns, each one drawing a line between two unconnected adjacent dots.

A finally draws the fourth side of a box and writes his initial in the box. He completes his turn by drawing one more line.

B draws the fourth side of a box and places his initial in the box. He then draws one more line that completes a second box and writes his initial in that box. He completes his turn by drawing another line.

A draws the fourth side of a box and writes his initial in the box. He completes his turn by drawing one more line.

B draws the fourth side of a box and writes his initial in the box. He draws another line, which completes another box. He continues to draw lines that complete boxes until all possible lines have been drawn.

B has won the game.