— Dots and
is a game where each player tries to complete
the most boxes. A turn consists of putting one border of a box; the player
setting the fourth and final border of a box gets the point for the box and
has another turn.
The keys used are the vi keys: k
for down, h
left, and l
for right. To switch between even and
odd rows, use one of the following keys: u
(diagonal right up), y
(diagonal left up),
(diagonal left down),
(diagonal right down);
⟩ sets a new border,
redraw the screen, and q
quits the game.
Support options are:
- Don't use the alternate character set.
- ngames games will be
played. (Especially useful in -p
- Select which of the two players is a human or a computer.
The first argument is the first player; c
stands for computer and h for human.
- Wait for a character press between games.
define the size of the board in the x and y dimensions.
Elwyn R. Berlekamp,
The Dots and Boxes Game: Sophisticated Child's Play,
A K Peters, 2000,