Chicken Scratch or Dots and Boxes

My mom taught my sister and I how to play "chicken scratch" on a road trip from Kansas to Mississippi one summer when I was a kid. I have called it chicken scratch every since, but apparently the real name is "dots and boxes." Either way I liked playing it when I was a kid, and now I like to play it with my kids! Print a few copies and keep them in the car, use them at restaurants or in the doctor's office while you wait.
Chicken Scratch Chicken Scratch mcstord


Anonymous said...

My kids love this game too. I had no idea what it was called.

Diana said...

This was a favorite of my family growing up!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

This is a fave for us too. It works in restaurants, church, the car, wherever! We call it "Box In" - funny