Anyway, first you pick a number between 4 and 10. So it can't be 4 or it can't be 10. Let's say your number was six: Then you take a piece of paper and pencil and draw six dots across and six dots down. Keep on doing that until you make a square, six dots high and six dots high.
Since you're now ready to play, go grab a sister or a friend.
The object of the game is to get more squares with your initials in them than your opponent.
The first person draws a line between two dots -- up and down or across, but not diagonally. The other person then draws a line. This process continues until one of the players draws the line that completes a square. When this happens, write the first letter of the person's name in that square.
Sooner or later there's a bunch of lines connected, which means one person will ultimately have to draw a line that enables the other person to score a box.
Sometimes when you complete one square, another is available. During the same turn, you can draw another line each time you complete a square.
The game will go on like this until all the squares are taken. Whoever has the most squares with their initials wins!
5 In a Circle
This game requires at least 5 people, but it's fairly simple.