Introduction: Paper and Pencil Games: Dots
There were some colored pencils and some graph paper, so my friend and I played games with it,
waiting for others to show up.
I especially like territory capture games, and when I was shown the concept of
putting dots and making lines, we arranged the idea to be more fun and exciting, yet fair to both players.
Dots is a fun, interactive game where you could play up to 4 players (more will make the game confusing)
where you take turns plotting points and make territories bigger than your opponent.
When making territories, you don't need to surround dots, you just need to make a territory by connecting the dots.
The few rules you need to follow are:
1.You have to make a area that is more-sided than a triangle
2. Once an area is made, points inside are no longer usable.
3.You could use the sides of an area to make a new area.
4. You could surround an area with a another area. In that case, the area surrounded will not count as a area anymore.
5.You're not allowed to pass
Here's a video of people playing the game:
Enjoy playing the game and have fun!
Step 1: Rule 1: Basics
In this game, you have to grid a 4 sided shape or more.
3 sided shapes are illegal in this game, because it will make the game chaotic.
Also, the points have to be side by side, directly vertical, or directly diagnol.
Step 2: Rule 2: You Could Not Interfere Inside the Area
Once a point is surrounded with an area, that dot is no longer usable. ( yes, even if its yours)
This is to make the game simple, and to make it easier to measure area at the end of the game.
Step 3: Rule 3: You Could Interfere With the Sides
You could not use the dots in the area
But you could use the dots on the areas sides!
you could use the segments on the areas to make areas.
(I know I said you could not use triangles, but this picture is for demonstration purposes)
Step 4: Rule 3: You Could Surround Areas!
If you could plot patiently and large enough,
you could surround the area to make a large area!
In that case, the area inside the new area will no longer count at the end of the game.
Step 5: Rule 4: No Passing!
In many situations, passing could make the situation unfair.
You could safe keep areas by passing in various scenarios.
Step 6: Grid, or Points?
At the end of the game, will you measure the are by points, or grid surface?
There are 2 shapes in the bottom of this text.
In grid surface, red and blue both have 4 square units.
But in points, red has 1 and blue has zero.
I personally like the grid rule better but you could also prefer to pick the point rule.
Step 7: Have Fun!
Enjoy the game!