An intriguingly addictive new game. Seconds to learn, years to master. Try it!
Squares is a new and challenging board game where you place tiles on a board creating squares while blocking your opponent from doing the same.
Players take turns placing tiles on the board. Once a tile is placed, it can not be moved. A tile can be placed offensively to try to make squares or it can be placed defensively to keep your opponent from making squares.
A square is a pattern of four tiles that complete a square shape. A square can be flat or rotated. The larger the square, the more points it is worth. A single tile can be placed that completes more than one square. The points awarded for that turn is the sum of all of the points earned for each individual square completed on that turn.
The game is published on the Adroid Market as Squares. There is a limited features, free version of the game published on the Adroid Market as Squares Free
Points are scored by forming square shapes using 4 tiles of the same color at the corners. Squares can be as large as the entire board or as small as 4 adjacent tiles. The larger the square, the more the points. In fact, a square is worth the number of rows (and columns) that it covers. Thus, if a board is 8x8, the smallest squares are worth 2 and the largest squares are worth 8.
Use the Setting menu to change:
- Difficulty level
- Board size
- Player names, and
- Scoring animations
Let's look at some sample games to explore how the game is played.
In this first image, you can see that the game has started.
Red has played 3 tiles and black has played 3 tiles, but there has been no score, since no square shapes have been completed.
Now, red plays for the fourth time and completes a square. This square is rotated 45 degrees relative to the board, but it is still a square.
This square is worth 3 points because it covers 3 rows (and columns).
Now, black plays for the fourth time and also completes a square. This square is flat relative to the board.
This square is also worth 3 points because it covers 3 rows (and columns).
In this next scenario, it is red's turn.
Red decides to play one tile, but as you can see, that single tile completes two squares. One is worth 3 points,
and the other is worth 2 points, for a total of 5 points for this turn.
In this next scenario, again it is red's turn, but red has a choice to play either offensively and complete a square and earn some points or defensively and block black from completing a square and earning points. Let's look
at both options.
In one option, red plays a tile to compelete a square but does not block black. This move earns 3 points for red, but it also allows black to possibly complete a square on its next turn and also earn 3 points.
In another option, red plays a tile to block black from completing a square, thus not earning any points, but also not allowing black to earn any points.
Larger, roated squares are sometimes harder to visualize before they are completed. In this next scenario, red completes a slightly rotated square that spans the entire board and is awared 8 points.
Not to be outdone, black also completes a larger, rotated square, however this square only spans 6 rows (and columns) and so black only earns 6 points.
As the board is filled, more and more complex patterns of multiple squares are possible. In this next situation, red can play a single tile that will complete 4 squares. Can you see which tile that is?
This is the play that red makes completing 4 squares in one move for a total of 10 points (3 points + 3 points + 2 points + 2 points = 10 points).
These last two scenarios show what happens towards the end of the game. This next image shows black playing one tile to complete 3 larger squares for a total of 20 points.
This image shows red playing a tile to complete 4 medium to smaller squares for a total of 17 points.
The game ends when the last player plays the last tile to completely fill the board. The player with the most points wins.
Note: If the board has an odd number of squares, the player who played first gets an extra last turn. Not really fair, but hey, you're the one that chose that board size!
Have fun and good luck!
Home Teaching Companion
Home Teaching Companion can be used by LDS Home Teachers to keep track of the families that they visit.
This app can be used by anyone to keep track of groups of people, but most members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, will find this app useful to keep track of their Home Teaching families. Sisters in the Relief Society can also use this app to keep track of their assigned Visiting Teaching sisters.
The home screen shows a list of families. You can add, edit, or delete families. You can also see detailed information about each family. If you select a family, the family screen shows a list of family members. You can add, edit, or delete family members. You can also see detailed information on each family member.
Information on each person includes:
On the home screen where all families are listed, you can list all individuals by birthday, first name, or last name. On a family screen where all family members are listed, you can also list all individuals by birthday, first name, or last name.
When adding a new family member, the last name is assumed to be the same name as the family, but this can be changed.
When viewing the detailed information about a person, you can long click on any phone number to dial that phone number.
- Email addresses
- Phone numbers
- Integration with contacts
- Context menus for texting
- Context menus for emailing