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    • Tic-tac-toe

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    • Paper-and-pencil game

    • Paper-and-pencil games are games that can be played solely with paper and pencil (or other writing implement), usually without erasing. In some board games, including some abstract strategy games like Gomoku, a piece once played will not be moved on the board or removed from the board. Such games can be played either ... Read »


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    • 3D tic-tac-toe

    • 3D tic-tac-toe

      3D tic-tac-toe, also known by the trade name Qubic, is an abstract strategy board game, generally for two players. It is similar in concept to traditional tic-tac-toe but is played in a cubical array of cells, usually 4x4x4. Players take turns placing their markers in blank cells in the array. The first player to achie ... Read »


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    • Battleship (game)

    • Battleship (also Battleships or Sea Battle) is a guessing game for two players. It's played on ruled grids (paper or board) on which the players' fleets of ships (including battleships) are marked. The locations of the fleet are concealed from the other player. Players alternate turns taking 'shots' at the other player ... Read »


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    • Beetle (game)

    • Beetle is a British party game in which one draws a beetle in parts. The game may be played solely with pen, paper and a die or using a commercial game set, some of which contain custom scorepads and dice and others which contain pieces which snap together to make a beetle/bug. It is sometimes called Cooties or Bugs. T ... Read »


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    • Boggle

    • Boggle

      Boggle is a word game designed by Allan Turoff and originally distributed by Parker Brothers. The game is played using a plastic grid of lettered dice, in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters. The game begins by shaking a covered tray of 16 cubic dice, each with a different letter p ... Read »


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    • Bulls and Cows

    • Bulls and Cows (also known as Cows and Bulls or Pigs and Bulls or Bulls and Cleots) is an old code-breaking mind or paper and pencil game for two or more players, predating the similar commercially marketed board game Mastermind. It is a game with numbers or words that may date back a century or more. It is played by ... Read »


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    • Charlie Charlie challenge

    • The "Charlie Charlie" game is a modern incarnation of a Spanish paper-and-pencil game called Juego de la Lapicera (game of the pens). Like a Magic 8-Ball, the game is played by teenagers using held or balanced pencils to produce answers to questions they ask. Teenage girls have played Juego de la Lapicera for generatio ... Read »


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    • Chomp

    • Chomp is a two-player strategy game played on a rectangular chocolate bar made up of smaller square blocks (cells). The players take it in turns to choose one block and "eat it" (remove from the board), together with those that are below it and to its right. The top left block is "poisoned" and the player who eats this ... Read »


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    • Col (game)

    • Col is a pencil and paper game, specifically a map-coloring game, involving the shading of areas in a line drawing according to the rules of Graph coloring. With each move, the graph must remain proper (no two areas of the same colour may touch), and a player who cannot make a legal move loses. The game was described a ... Read »


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    • Connect Four

    • Connect Four

      Connect Four (also known as Captain's Mistress, Four Up, Plot Four, Find Four, Fourplay, Four in a Row, Four in a Line and Gravitrips (in Soviet Union)) is a two-player connection game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertical ... Read »


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    • Connect6

    • Connect6

      Connect6 (Chinese: 六子棋; Pinyin: liùzǐqí; Chinese: 連六棋;Japanese: 六目並べ; Korean: 육목) introduced in 2003 by Professor I-Chen Wu at Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, is a two-player strategy game si ... Read »


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    • Consequences (game)

    • Consequences is an old parlour game in a similar vein to the Surrealist game exquisite corpse and Mad Libs. Each person takes a turn writing a word or phrase forming part of a set structure in order to build a story. The exact sequence varies, but a typical sequence is: Then the story is read (for example): Mediocre ... Read »


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    • Cram (game)

    • Cram is a mathematical game played on a sheet of graph paper. It is the impartial version of Domineering and the only difference in the rules is that each player may place their dominoes in either orientation, but it results in a very different game. It has been called by many names, including "plugg" by Geoffrey Mott- ... Read »


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    • Domineering

    • Domineering (also called Stop-Gate or Crosscram) is a mathematical game played on a sheet of graph paper, with any set of designs traced out. For example, it can be played on a 6×6 square, a checkerboard, an entirely irregular polygon, or any combination thereof. Two players have a collection of dominoes which they ... Read »


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    • Dots (game)

    • Dots

      Dots (Czech: Židi, Polish: Kropki, Russian: Точки) is an abstract strategy game, played by two or more people on a sheet of squared paper. The game is superficially similar to Go, except that pieces are not taken, and the primary target of dots is capturing enemy dots by surrounding them with a contin ... Read »


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    • Dots and Boxes

    • Dots and Boxes is a pencil-and-paper game for two players (sometimes more). It was first published in the 19th century by Édouard Lucas, who called it la pipopipette. It has gone by many other names, including the game of dots,boxes,dot to dot grid, and pigs in a pen. Starting with an empty grid of dots, two player ... Read »


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    • Exquisite corpse

    • Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the a ... Read »


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    • Gomocup

    • Gomocup is a worldwide tournament of artificial intelligences (AI) playing Gomoku and Renju. The tournament is being played since 2000 and takes place every year. As of 2016, it is the most famous and largest Gomoku AI tournament in the world, with around 40 authors from about 10 countries. Gomocup has been played ... Read »


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    • Gomoku

    • Gomoku is an abstract strategy board game. Also called Gobang or Five in a Row, it is traditionally played with Go pieces (black and white stones) on a go board with 19x19 (15x15) intersections; however, because pieces are not moved or removed from the board, gomoku may also be played as a paper and pencil game. This g ... Read »


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    • Hackenbush

    • Hackenbush is a two-player game invented by mathematician John Horton Conway. It may be played on any configuration of colored line segments connected to one another by their endpoints and to a "ground" line. The game starts with the players drawing a "ground" line (conventionally, but not necessarily, a horizonta ... Read »


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    • Hangman (game)

    • Hangman is a paper and pencil guessing game for two or more players. One player thinks of a word, phrase or sentence and the other tries to guess it by suggesting letters or numbers, within a certain number of guesses. The word to guess is represented by a row of dashes, representing each letter of the word. In mo ... Read »


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    • Hex (board game)

    • Hex

      Hex is a strategy board game for two players played on a hexagonal grid, theoretically of any size and several possible shapes, but traditionally as an 11×11 rhombus. Players alternate placing markers or stones (Go stones make ideal playing pieces) on unoccupied spaces in an attempt to link their opposite sides of t ... Read »


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    • Join Five

    • Join Five (also known as Morpion solitaire, Cross 'n' Lines or Line Game) is a paper and pencil game for one or two players, played on a plus-shaped grid of dots. The origins of the game are probably in northern Europe. References to the game first appeared in French publications in the 1970s. In addition to being play ... Read »


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    • Jotto

    • Jotto (or Giotto) is a logic-oriented word game played with two players, a writing implement, and a piece of paper with the alphabet on it. Each player writes a secret word, and attempts to guess the other player's word. Each player picks a secret word of five letters and writes it down privately. Words must appea ... Read »


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    • Labyrinth (paper-and-pencil game)

    • Labyrinth (or Terra Incognita) is a logical game played with pencil (or pen) and paper by three or more participants. One participant, known as the "game master" or "game leader", designs the labyrinth map, sets the game rules, and announces results of every move. The other players attempt to traverse the labyrinth, tr ... Read »


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    • Lexicant

    • Lexicant is a paper and pencil word game for two players. A letter is written on a sheet of paper, and each player takes turns adding a letter either to the beginning or the end of this ever-growing word stem. Any word-stem a player creates must form part of a valid English word, without actually being a word itself. T ... Read »


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    • MASH (game)

    • MASH is a two-player paper-and-pencil game, commonly played by preteens intended to predict one's future. The name is an acronym of "Mansion, Apartment, Shack/Street/Shed/Sewers/Swamp, and House". The game can be expanded to "DMASH" (the D standing for Dome) or "MASHO" (O standing for outhouse) or "MASH-IT" (the I stan ... Read »


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    • Notakto

    • Notakto

      Notakto is a tic-tac-toe variant, also known as neutral or impartial tic-tac-toe. The game is a combination of the games tic-tac-toe and Nim, played across one or several boards with both of the players playing the same piece (an "X" or cross). The game ends when all the boards contain a three-in-a-row of Xs, at which ... Read »


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    • Order and Chaos

    • Order and Chaos is a variant of the game tic-tac-toe on a 6×6 gameboard. It was invented by Stephen Sniderman and introduced by him in Games magazine in 1981. The player Order strives to create a five-in-a-row of either Xs or Os. The opponent Chaos endeavors to prevent this. Unlike typical board games, both pla ... Read »


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    • Paper soccer

    • Paper soccer

      Paper soccer (or paper hockey) is an abstract strategy game played on a square grid representing a soccer or hockey field. Two players take turns to extend a line representing the position of a ball, until it reaches one of the grid's two goal spaces. A traditional paper-and-pencil game, it is commonly played in school ... Read »


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    • Patterns II

    • Patterns II is a pencil and paper game developed by Sid Sackson for 3 or more players. It emphasizes the use of inductive logic and scientific analysis to discover a hidden pattern of symbols within a matrix of grid spaces. One player, the Designer, designs a pattern and then places a symbol within each cell of a 6x6 ... Read »


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    • Pencil flick

    • Pencil flick is a move used in some games that involves pressing a pencil or pen onto a sheet of papyrus or paper until it gives way and 'flicks' across the surface. The resulting line then affects the gameplay in some way. Race Game is an example of a game using the pencil flick. It is also used in military-based game ... Read »


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    • Picture consequences

    • Picture consequences is a circle game in which a group of people cooperatively draw a person. It takes about 20 minutes to play. It was played by the Surrealists, where it was known as exquisite corpse, although that name also described other games. The person is drawn in portions, with the paper folded after each port ... Read »


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    • Race game (paper and pencil game)

    • Race Game is a pencil and paper game, involving the pencil flick action. On a sheet of paper, draw the outline of a circle or oval. It does not have to be perfectly circular, and some unevenness can improve the game. Now draw another circle or oval inside that, more or less concentric with gap of one or two centimetre ... Read »


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    • Racetrack (game)

    • Racetrack is a paper and pencil game that simulates a car race, played by two or more players. The game is played on a squared sheet of paper, with a pencil line tracking each car's movement. The rules for moving represent a car with a certain inertia and physical limits on traction, and the resulting line is reminisce ... Read »


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    • Shannon switching game

    • The Shannon switching game is an abstract strategy game for two players, invented by American mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon, the "father of information theory" some time before 1951. Two players take turns coloring the edges of an arbitrary graph. One player has the goal of connecting two disting ... Read »


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    • Sim (pencil game)

    • Sim is a pencil-and-paper game for two players. Six dots ('vertices') are drawn. Each dot is connected to every other dot by a line ('edge'). Two players take turns coloring any uncolored lines. One player colors in one color, and the other colors in another color, with each player trying to avoid the creation of ... Read »


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    • Slitherlink

    • Slitherlink (also known as Fences, Takegaki, Loop the Loop, Loopy, Ouroboros, Suriza and Dotty Dilemma) is a logic puzzle developed by publisher Nikoli. Slitherlink is played on a rectangular lattice of dots. Some of the squares formed by the dots have numbers inside them. The objective is to connect horizontally ... Read »


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    • SOS (game)

    • SOS is paper and pencil game for two or more players. It is similar to tic-tac-toe and dots and boxes, but has greater complexity. SOS is a combinatorial game when played with two players. In terms of game theory, it is a zero-sum, sequential game with perfect information. Before play begins, a square grid of at leas ... Read »


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    • Spellbinder (game)

    • Spellbinder (also known as Waving Hands) is a 1977 pencil-and-paper game invented by Richard Bartle and first published in his fanzine, Sauce of the Nile. It has since been re-created in a variety of formats, including software for the X Window System, play-by-email, Java applet, Android application, and web-based. Tw ... Read »


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    • Sprouts (game)

    • Sprouts is a paper-and-pencil game with significant mathematical properties. It was invented by mathematicians John Horton Conway and Michael S. Paterson at Cambridge University in the early 1960s. The game is played by two players, starting with a few spots drawn on a sheet of paper. Players take turns, where eac ... Read »


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    • Tennis (paper game)

    • Tennis is an (abstract) strategic pencil and paper game for two players. The game field consists of 4 fields and a centre line. These are called (-2,-1,0,1,2), with negative numbers belonging to player 1, positive to player 2. At start, the ball is at the centre line (0). Both players start with the same initial numb ... Read »


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    • Tic-tac-toe

    • Tic-tac-toe

      Tic-tac-toe (also known as noughts and crosses or Xs and Os) is a paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game. The following example game is won by th ... Read »


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    • TwixT

    • TwixT is a two-player strategy board game, an early entrant in the 1960s 3M bookshelf game series. It became one of the most popular and enduring games in the series. It is a connection game where players alternate turns placing pegs and links on a pegboard in an attempt to link their opposite sides. The rules are simp ... Read »


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    • Ultimate tic-tac-toe

    • Ultimate tic-tac-toe also known as super tic-tac-toe or meta tic-tac-toe is a board game composed of nine tic-tac-toe boards arranged in a 3-by-3 grid. Players take turns playing in the smaller tic-tac-toe boards until one of them wins in the larger tic-tac-toe board. Strategy in this game is much more conceptually dif ... Read »


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