[Preamble: Since I'm having trouble uploading attachments to this forum, I'm linking the original ones. In hope of getting the attachments to work, I'm keeping the three-images-per-posts for now.. this might disappear during time ^^]
This is a repost from the original thread
, I tried to tidy it up a bit, but if something sounds a bit off, it's because it's taken from an actual help-thread..
First, the general rules..
Both players (you and the computer) alternate putting a line on the playing field - whenever one closes a "box", it's one point for that player. Most points win the game. Oh, and whenever a box is closed, that player may immediately draw another
So, in extension, that means that once you put the third
line to a box, the next move goes to the computer which - of course - closes it and scores the point.
Basically, all you have to do is put down lines without giving him the opportunity to score, while keeping your eyes open for any box he might leave open for you to finish.. advanced strategies include how to minimize the points the computer gets, but that's not even necessary to win in order to reach a goal..
Try to avoid giving the computer lots of boxes to close in one row..
But, as I prepared some images, let's have a look at them..
Okay, we start off with nothing, player (as opposed to computer) starts first..
Since our digital opponent is not exactly a clever one, we can start building our stuff and be completely disinterested in what he's doing..
Notice the line on the top of the playing fields? those are mine. the other ones scattered across the field? computer stuff.
so I'm just adding a second line below my first one, still no interference from my opponent..