I wasn’t always the best at paying attention during important functions. I was especially bad at paying attention during things like weddings, graduation ceremonies or the funerals of obscure relatives. I was a horrible child. To entertain myself, I would play the dots game with my brothers and sisters. It was a lot less morbid than playing Hangman in a church. Pirate Dots is a fun reminder of the evil eye my mom would give us if we got carried away and yelled out, “Bazinga!”
The goal of the game of dots is to make a square on a field of dots. Each person takes turns drawing a straight line up, down, left or right. Eventually, the board becomes filled with lines, and you start making squares from them. Whoever makes the most squares wins the game. Pirate Dots is a two-player game that uses pirate characters to help keep track of who is who. The app also keeps track of squares that get filled in so that you don’t forget any. I always forgot to close off a square, and then my opponent would jump on it once it was their turn.
The app marks whose square is whose with the pirate character that the players chose in the beginning. There are also three different levels of difficulty to choose from. You can keep track of your high scores on each level of difficulty in the high scores option. I use this option as a gloating mechanism when I need to feel good about something.