William Black's 'A Winding Road' game for pencil and paper.
In Germany, in 1988, Karl-Heinz Koch wrote 'Pencil & Paper Games' and included in his book the game 'A Winding Road' which he attributes to inventor William Black. According to Koch, this game has also been called 'Black's Road Game', 'Snake's Road' and 'Squiggly Road'. The game can be played on graph paper on a 5 x 5 to 8 x 8 square. Using 2 sets of tiles, the game can accommodate 3 - 4 players. With 4 players, use a 6 x 6 to 10 x 10 square. Players take turns placing tiles. First player places tile of choice in one of the 4 corners. In subsequent moves, players take turns placing their tiles in such a way that the line begun by the first player in the corner remains a continuous line until the end of the game. Parts of a design disconnected from the continous line can, during the course of the game, be incorporated into it. With every tile a player plays, the road continues to grow until one of the players, on his turn, has the misfortune of 'hitting' the edge of the field. That makes him the loser!
If you can find of copy of this great out-of-print book, buy it!