To resign or not to resign Dots and Boxes

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To resign or not to resign
  • Ronald Lokers at 2004-12-08

    I’m one of those players that resign if it’s clear I can’t win anymore. But a lot of players don’t. They just let me click through all the chains. This isn’t really helping against RSI ;-)

    So why do people play on until the end? Are they hoping for a last mistake? Or is resigning considered rude? Or are they unaware of the fact that they’ve already lost?

  • Tasmanian Devil at 2004-12-08

    In Dots and some other games, like Othello, it can be interesting to see the score, not just who wins or loses. That’s why I often don’t resign before the end in those games (unless it is clear long before that I am being thrashed). Also, in Dots one might want to “punish” the winner by forcing him to take lots of boxes in the end. ;-)

  • ypercube ★ at 2004-12-08 Sometimes I play to see the score too. Will the winning player gets the highest possible score? Or just finish the games as soon as possible? Or will he make a slight mistake like Knox did in our last championship game? A mistake that would change the score from 12-13 to 13-12 ?
  • ypercube ★ at 2004-12-08

    GUI stands for Golem User Interface in the above post.

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