# Boxed In Fractions

## A game of strategy for two players

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First player's name:

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In this game you take it in turns to draw a line between two dots. You can do this by clicking on the space between the dots.

The objective is to complete a 'box'. The player to put the last side on a square scores the fraction inside that box. On completing a box, the player can then select another line.

The player with the largest sum of fractions earned is the winner.

The computer does not play the perfect strategy so you do stand a good chance of winning!

In this game you take it in turns to draw a line between two dots. You can do this by clicking on the space between the dots.

The objective is to complete a 'box'. The player to put the last side on a square scores the fraction inside that box. On completing a box, the player can then select another line.

The player with the largest sum of fractions earned is the winner.

The computer does not play the perfect strategy so you do stand a good chance of winning!

#### Boxed In Numbers

The classic dots and boxes game with the addition of some positive and negative numbers which determine your score.

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#### Boxed In

The classic strategy game of boxes. Play against the computer or against a friend.

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#### Strategy Games

Strategy games that require some mental arithmetic, creativity or logic.

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