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Dots and Boxes (La Pipopipette)




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Dots and boxes was invented in the 19th century by Édouard Lucas, calling it "la pipopipette." It is a pen-and-paper game that is sometimes adapted into other forms.


It is played on a board that is a grid of dots. 3x3 dots is common. Players alternate turns drawing a line between two of the dots. If a player completes a square, they receive one point and play again. The player with the most points when there are no more moves wins.


Édouard Lucas

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