Step 2: Playing

Picture of Playing
Rock-paper-scissors to see who goes first. That person then draws a line between two of the circles, in any direction or orientation, as long as it doesn't go through a circle (this is called sprouting). The player then draws another circle on that line (see picture 1). Player's take turns drawing lines.

@ 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.