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The game of dots is played with two people, a game board, and a pencil. Players take turns connecting two adjacent dots vertically or horizontally. A player who closes a square on her turn, gets to mark the square with her initials as a win, and then take another turn. When no more squares can be made, or a prearranged time is met, the player with the most claimed squares wins. 
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Player one starts by drawing a horizontal or vertical segment, one block long, anywhere on the dot board. 
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Here we see player one making a mistake. She places her segment in a spot which guarantees the square to her opponent on the next move. 
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See, player no. two finishes the square and claims it by writing her number inside. She then get another turn to draw. Every time you finish a square, you get another turn. 
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Player one is getting smarter. She knows she needs to find a spot where player two can't finish a square, so she chooses this segment. 

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Now it's player two's turn to make a mistake. She places this horizontal segment. 
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So player one finishes the square and claims it with her number and draws a segment where a square can't be finished in one move. 
8 Then is when it gets exciting! Strategy is everything in this game. 

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