Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Fun 2014 - A Super-Sized Game of Dots and Boxes


Played just like the traditional game of Dots and Boxes - where players connect two adjacent vertical, or horizontal dots, one line per turn, with the goal of being the player to close in the most squares (labeled with the player's initial), winning a point, and an additional turn for each square completed...


...but with the rows of dots drawn onto...


...an extra large sheet of paper...


...for an entire evening, or two, of family play.


The game moves slowly at first, leaving plenty of room for conversation, and snacks, and then takes off into a flurry of box making activity, with the last players closing the majority of boxes, and winning in a landslide big enough to test the good sportsmanship of winners, and losers alike.

7 comments:

Ticia said...

I can just imagine how crazy that game got.

dstb said...

Wow! That is awesome. This is a game that we often play when we are waiting in restaurants (at least those ones with paper placemats).

Sarah

Bethany said...

Who was in charge of counting the boxes? That would be a job!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Bethany - Each child kept track of their own boxes - and of course, everyone double checked the winner's count :)

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Fun! I used to play this during my siblings' music lessons :)

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Great game, even my little ones could join in!

Bethany said...

:) very important!