Dots-n-Boxes


Intro

Dots-n-boxes is the familiar game that people often play on a napkin when bored at a restaurant. For those who aren't familiar (or just don't know the name of this game), 2 players play on a rectangular grid of dots by alternatively drawing line segments to connect 2 adjacent dots. Whenever a player completes a box, he gets a point and another turn. The goal is to score the most points.

A few years ago I became interested in this game when I learned that there are real strategies in it. I studied game-playing algorithms for a while and made a pretty good one to play this game, but I never got around to implementing it... until I discovered the joy of Allegro.

This is the first Allegro game that I have released. Download it and enjoy!

Download

readme.txt to see system requirements etc. 9k
dnb.zip version 1.1 3121k

I know it seems like a hefty download, but it's worth it. Most of the file size is due to the music!

Screenshots

These should make you drool and say, "Gee, I just have to download dotsnboxes!"

Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.
title screen middle game menu screen

Contact

Report bugs, praise, damnations to Chris Calabro at ccalabro@cs.ucsd.edu.