Dots and Boxes

Dots and Boxes

You left on a trip and had not enough space for your favorite board game? No problem. There are a myriad of ways to spend your time with a pen and a piece of paper. Maybe two pens.
Dots and Boxes requires two pens or more depending on the number of players. It is a logic and strategic game who challenges one’s focus and attention.

To play Dots and Boxes, you need a square of dots on a page. The players take turns with a different color pen creating lines between dots. When a player forms a square with their line, they may put a distinct symbol (x and o) their initials or any other sign in that square, scoring one point. He may write another extra line. The game continues until all the lines between the dots have been drawn. The player with the most points wins the game.


  • Creator: Édouard Lucas
  • Place of creation: France
  • Date of creation: 19th century AD
  • Type of game: Pen and paper game
  • Players: 2 or more
  • Age: 6+
Dots and Boxes


Alexandra Potroghir (B.A., Modern Applied Languages, English/German) is an avid reader and, at the same time, an aspirant writer. She thinks that is really hard to write really good fantasy stories after Tolkien set such high standards for this genre. And yet this thing does not impede her from working hard to improve her style.

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