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Dots and Boxes Game Rules

The objective of this skill-based is to make as many square as possible on a grid of dots by connecting adjacent dots through vertical or horizontal lines.


The game is played between 2 players, strategy game, played over an unfilled grid, with the objective being to attain the maximum number of squares ascribed to a player to get the maximum number of points in the game. Players take turns joining two horizontally or vertically adjacent dots by a line. The one who completes all four sides, forming a 1×1 box, earns one point and gets an additional chance. The players are required to devise a strategy to complete maximum number of squares while preventing the opponent from forming squares. The player should also have tactful awareness to assess the moves of the opponents and quickly come up with a counter to such moves by the opponent. The game completes when there are no more dots to form a line. A player who is good at problem solving may be able to perform at a higher level. Players will be able to come up with new strategies with regular practice.

Each player will get 15 seconds to make a move.


For each box the player completes, he/she gets 1 point and an additional chance

The following information is provided to the players on the screen:

Score of both the players: The player can see the his and opponents score in real time.

The player who makes the maximum boxes and thereby scores maximum points is announced to be the winner of the game.

Fair play: Players must play the game fairly, impartially, and as per its rules, without employing unfair means, cheating, or collusion.

Rejoining the game after dropping out is not allowed. In case player drops out of the game due to any circumstances, he/she will lose the game.

If a player misses his/ her turn then the opponent gets two turns in the next move.

Commission Fee: WinZO may charge a commission upto 15% commission on contests on WinZO. Actual applicable winnings post deduction of commission are shown on the entry screen to you.

If both the players make equal score then contest is a tie and both the players get a credit equal to (Entry amount – rake).

The game will last till all the 25 boxes are completed.


The game’s rules must be read in conjunction with WinZO’s terms and conditions. Players are deemed to have read and accepted WinZO’s terms and conditions if they play the game.

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