2 players. Play online with family and friends, over the internet or across a home network
Dots and Boxes is a two-player strategy game (also known as "Pen the Pig"). The object of Dots and Boxes is to complete the most boxes, as the players take turns connecting adjacent dots. If a player completes a box, they get an extra turn.
Before you can play the game, one player, the host, must start a game. Learn more about hosting this game.
After the host has started the server, each player should start the Dots and Boxes game on their own computer and enter the port, IP address, and player name exactly as instructed by the host.
The initial grid of dots will be displayed when the last person arrives. The number of dots in the grid was set by the host when they started the server.
The first player is randomly chosen. Players take turns going first for each subsequent game.
The object of Dots and Boxes is to complete the most boxes.
As a player moves their mouse acroos the grid of dots, an indicator line appears between the two closest dots. When a player clicks one of those indicator lines, a permanant line is drawn to connect those dots. The most recently drawn line will appear darker to emphasize the last drawn line.
Any player who completes one box with their most recently drawn line, will be allowed to draw another line before their turn ends.
Any player who completes two boxes with their most recently drawn line will be allowed to draw two more lines before their turn ends.
All of the player's completed boxes will be colored red. All the opponent's completed boxes will be colored gray.
Players receive one point for each box they complete. The scores at the top of the window indicate how many boxes each player completed.
The player who completed the most boxes wins.
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