Paper games: Squares

We are in an era of tablets and consoles, where games can be screen anywhere. From your comfort of your home to your travels around the world. But I still believe you can’t beat the traditional pen and paper games. One break time my colleague and I played squares. We enjoyed so much we forgot about time (but lucky we finished just before our break time was up).

All you need is pen/pencil and paper.

2 to 4 players can play it.

Mark the paper with a grid of dots, it can be 6×6 or a wield shape like a T for example. But make sure the dots are wide enough to a marker in the middle.

After you got your grid decide who goes first, flip of a coin will do.

Join any two dots either vertical or horizontal (left and right or up and down) but not diagonal.

Then it’s your opponents turn to join two dots.

When you form a square mark the middle with your initials, number, or letter (make sure you have different markers for counting up) and take another go.

If you form another square on your extra go mark it and take another ago if not it’s you opponents go.

Keep going until there are no more dots to join. Count up the squares and the winner is the person with the most squares.

Go on find a friend and have a go.


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