Since as far back as history can remember people have occupied themselves with games. Before video games were a thing, people enjoyed board games, and before board games started getting popular there were some very basic games that were enjoyed. Chess, for example, dates back as far as anyone can remember and could be one of the oldest games in history.
Then there are some more obscure games such as Egyptian Megiddo. The one key thing about all of these games is that they can be played without expensive pieces, with boards drawn in the dirty and substitute pieces in place of expensive carved ones.
That was the key to most ancient games: they must be brilliant in their own simplicity to allow anybody to play it. And most of these games live on to be cherished pastimes of bored children or thinking adults, depending on the context. One such game, Dots, is an age old classic that everybody should have enjoyed at some point. And now it’s in flash form, with a fairly intuitive script running the computer opponent in the single player version. It makes the game of Dots available to anyone with a computer, even if they don’t have two players.
Dots is a very simple multiplayer puzzle game that challenges the players to think carefully on their moves. A slight slip can end up throwing the entire game, so once the labyrinth has been created it’s all about precision movement and carefully calculating gain versus loss.
There is much more to this game than one would think just by playing it, however it can simply be enjoyed without much cognitive thought thrown into it as well. All in all Dots can be a great challenge between friends and a quick game to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone who think they can handle it.
Play at: http://www.2pg.com/game/dots/