# Questions tagged [dots-and-boxes]

Dots and Boxes is a 2-player pencil-and-paper game in which the players take turns to fill in lines of a grid, claiming each square of which they fill in the 4th side. The aim is to claim as many squares as possible.

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### Reverse dots and boxes

Alice and Bob are playing a game of reverse dots and boxes. The rules are simple: The players take turns adding one horizontal or vertical line in one free spot on the grid (marked with light ...
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### Optimal play for 2 by 2 dots and boxes

Consider the classic pencil and paper game Dots and Boxes . You can assume the 2 by 2 version (that is with 9 dots). Starting with an empty grid of dots, players take turns, adding a single ...
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### Reverse dots and... cubes? - Snowflake edition

A Reverse dots-and-boxes puzzle inspired by @jafe Albert and Robinson are playing a game of reverse dots and boxes. The players take turns adding one plane in one free spot on the grid (...
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### Reverse dots and boxes – Guess the last move

Alice and Bob are playing a game of reverse dots and boxes. The players take turns adding one horizontal or vertical line of size 1 in one free spot on the grid (marked with light gray lines ...
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### Reverse dots and boxes, swastika edition

Alistair and Roberta are playing a game of reverse dots and boxes. The players take turns adding one horizontal or vertical line in one free spot on the grid (marked with light gray lines in ...
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### Dots and Boxes- Best Move in Given Position

In the following game of Dots and Boxes, it is your move. Your opponent is a computer who will play perfectly. What is the best move, and why?
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### Dots and boxes, 2 against 1

To start the Monthly Topic Challenge #3: Pencil and Paper Games : A simple question (not necessarily with a simple answer). 3 fanatic dots-and-boxes players come together. Of course no one wants to ...
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### Dots and Boxes Part 2- Best Move in Given Position

This is a follow-up to my first Dots and Boxes question. It is just a little bit harder than the first one. Each one I post will be a bit harder than the previous one, and they will all be from games ...
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