Paper Battle


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About Paper Battle

Paper Battle is an engaging and strategic tabletop game that combines elements of skill, strategy, and creativity. This game is often enjoyed by people of all ages and can be played with just a few simple materials, making it a cost-effective and accessible choice for game enthusiasts.

Materials Needed:

  • A standard sheet of paper (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • Pencils or markers
  • Ruler (optional)
  • A flat surface to play on


  1. Each player starts with a blank sheet of paper.
  2. Using pencils or markers, players create a grid of dots on their paper. The size and shape of the grid can vary based on the players' preferences. Some may opt for a simple 10x10 grid, while others may choose a larger or more complex grid. A ruler can be used to ensure the dots are evenly spaced.
  3. Once the grid is set up, players take turns connecting dots to create lines. These lines can be horizontal or vertical and must connect two adjacent dots. The goal is to create boxes by completing the fourth side of a square.
  4. Each time a player completes a box, they write their initial in that box to claim it. The player with the most claimed boxes at the end of the game wins.


  1. Players take turns, one after the other, connecting dots on the grid.
  2. When a player closes a box by connecting the fourth side of a square, they immediately get another turn.
  3. The game continues until no more lines can be drawn.
  4. The player with the most claimed boxes at the end of the game is the winner.


  • Players must balance offense and defense. They should aim to complete boxes themselves while preventing their opponents from doing so.
  • It's essential to think several moves ahead, considering the consequences of each move on the overall state of the board.
  • Players can employ tactics like trapping their opponents into completing boxes that benefit the current player or taking advantage of forced moves.
  • In larger grids, identifying and blocking potential box completions becomes more challenging and strategic.


  • Some players add extra complexity by using more sheets of paper and connecting them together to form a larger playing surface.
  • Advanced players may incorporate different colors for each player's lines, making it easier to track who claimed each box.
  • House rules can be introduced, such as allowing diagonal lines or limiting the total number of moves per turn.

Paper Battle is a game that combines skill, tactics, and a touch of creativity. Its simplicity and flexibility in terms of grid size and rules make it an excellent choice for a quick and enjoyable game night with family and friends. Whether you're a strategic mastermind or just looking for a fun and engaging pastime, Paper Battle is a game worth exploring.

How to play Paper Battle

Using Mouse and Keyboard

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