Boxed In Fractions

A game of strategy for two players

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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!

Boxed In Fractions

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!

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The short web address is:

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