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Designer
Publisher
Year Published
1889
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(4 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
User Suggested Ages
3 to 12
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Category
Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Boxes
Alternate Names
BOXIT
Dot To Dot
Dots and boxes
Dots and Lines
Dotso
Game of Dots and Squares
The Game of Squares
Kamertje Verhuren
KARREE
Käsekästchen
Kästchenziehen
Les Petits Carrés
La Pipopipette
Square
Squares
Stake Your Claim
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Description Edit | History

The game, which is known by many names and has been released in many versions, was invented in 1889 by the French mathematician François Edouard Anatole Lucas and first named La Pipopipette.

Boxes is a plasticised version of a game we used to call Dots and Dashes. In the paper and pencil version, you draw a grid of dots and then each player must alternately draw dashes joining adjacent vertical or horizontal dots. If you are able to complete a square, you mark it as your own and you must draw another dash. At the end of the game, players achieve long runs of squares. When all squares are claimed, the game ends, and the winner is the player with the most squares.

The grid of boxes is 8x9 in size for 72 positions to be captured.

Similar to:

  • Squares - but on a larger rectangular board.
  • Honeycomb (which uses a hex board)
  • Squaresville (with double scoring squares and premarked edges)

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Dot To Dot
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Shanin Group 11x11 grid edition
Publisher: The Shanin Group, Inc.
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Year: 2004
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Hilco Corporation edition
Publisher: Hilco Corporation
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Year: 1993
Size: 10.50 x 8.50 x 1.50 inches
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KARREE
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VEB Berlinplast implementation
Publisher: VEB Berlinplast
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Year: 1985
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Square
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MB Spiele German edition 1976
Publisher: MB Spiele
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Year: 1976
Product Code: 604 4575 00
Size: 14.50 x 10.00 x 1.60 inches
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BOXIT
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Waddingtons English 10 x 10 grid edition
Publisher: Waddingtons Games
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Year: 1965
Product Code: 3100
Size: 9.00 x 6.00 x 1.00 inches
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pad for playing boxes with pen or pencil
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 10718
Abstract Game Rank: 750
Num Ratings: 135
Average Rating: 4.64
Standard Deviation: 1.61
Num Views: 15070
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.5
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 79
Users Owning: 66
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 2 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 663
Plays This Month: 1
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