Talk:Dots (game)

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Clarify rules[edit]

Currently, the rules say: "The winner is the person who surrounds the most points." But what exactly is a surrounded point? Any geometric point (in which case we would measure the area), any of the intersections, intersections with dots on them, or intersections with opponent's dots on them? — Sebastian 19:04, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Any of the intersections with enemy dots on them. Comecra (talk) 11:52, 13 June 2012 (UTC)


It would be perhaps better to say: "The winner is the person who surrounds the most enemy dots." Surrounded dot is a dot inside a 'region of territory'. The latter name is a little misleading, because (in all variants of rules I know) empty points in such a 'region of territoty' are not counted to the score. So it is not a 'region of territoty' in the sense known from Go. Bartek641 (talk) 13:45, 13 June 2011 (UTC)


History of the game[edit]

Is there any information about the history of the game? On the Russian version of this article, I found that it was published or described in the Russian magazine Nauka i Zhizn in 1975/76. But I don't speak Russian, I just used Google translate. So maybe somebody else can help. TillF (talk) 14:40, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

This game originated in Russia. Therefore, most of the sources on the theory and history of the game are Russian-speaking. The most detailed articles are available here. In short, the game appeared in the mid-1970s as a result of the adaptation of the rules of the game "[[1]]" for the game on paper. This game was conducted to capture the dots and not to capture territory. Mr Volunteer (talk) 20:36, 6 January 2016 (UTC)