To play you will need:
@ Pencil, pen, marker, urine (kidding)
@ Something to write on
@ Someone to play with
(This is a picture of a completed game. There is a play-by-play on step 3.
Step 1: Getting Started
A warning, though: This game is not for the faint of heart. It can be utterly baffling at times, and again and again I have been beat when victory appeared to be in my grasp. It is, however, extremely addicting. You have been warned :).
Step 2: Playing
@ A circle cannot have more than three lines attached to it (if the circle in question is on a line, it is considered to have two lines).
@ lines cannot cross (fun optional rule: if either player accidentally crosses a line, they automatically lose).
@ A circle can also be connected to itself.
This continues until one player is unable to make a move (this is easier explained in the play by play on the next step), and the last move-maker is the winner.
Step 3: A Sample Game
1: Player one draws a line between 1 and 2, making 4.
2: Player two connects 1 to itself, making 5, and oversprouting it (as you can see, this game can get messy fast).
3: Player one draws a line between 4 and 5, and oversprouting it (seeing the strategy here?) and making 6.
4: Player two connects 2 to itself, oversprouting it and making 7.
5: Player one draws a line between 7 and 3, oversprouting it and making 8.
6: Player two draws a line between 8 and 3, making 9.
7: Player one draws a line between 9 and 3, oversprouting both of them and making 10. Now no more lines can be drawn, so player one is the winner!
Step 4: End
Thank you to Kiteman for giving me the idea for me first instructable. Rate and comment, but please don't splatter my little noobie hopes and dreams, m'kay?