Sim is a pen and paper game. 6 dots are marked on the paper to create the points of a hexagon. The players choose a color to use throughout the game and take turns drawing a straight line connecting 2 dots. The object of the game is to connect two dots without creating a triangle in your color.

Difficulty level:Beginners

Instructions:

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Six dots are drawn on the paper to create the points of a hexagon. The players take turns drawing a straight line connecting 2 dots. The first player that creates a triangle that has 3 sides in their color loses.

2

These are the 15 possible lines you can make connecting the dots.

3

An easy way to draw a hexagon with dots is to first draw 4 dots. and then 1 dot in the middle above them and 1 dot in the middle below them.

4

Each player chooses a pen color and uses it throughout the game. The players take turns drawing 1 straight line connecting any 2 dots.

Any 2 dots can be chosen. Here is an example of 2 dots chosen by the first player.

5

Here is an example with the second player's red line.

6

Players continue to take turns connecting 2 dots. As the players add more lines it will become more difficult not to create a triangle in their color. The game ends when one of the players creates a triangle in their color. This is an example of 1 of the many possible outcomes.

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