While harmlessly browsing images put on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, I came across an image of Dots, an iPhone/iPad game app from Mandie of Life Your Way. I thought it looked interesting, so I looked it up in the app store and downloaded it. Oh, was that a mistake!!
Little did I know it would be just the beginning of the the HOURS I would waste, mindlessly playing Dots over and over again. Oh, just one more time won’t hurt, I know I can get a better score. Ugh!!
The point of the game is to connect dots in straight lines (so diagonal does not work), but you can do corners and step-like formations. This review of the game explains more about how to play. I disagree with the reviewer a bit in that you will eventually need to buy “power ups” to be able to continue to play. I have yet to feel the need to buy anything and have been able to get power-ups solely by using dots I’ve earned.
Here is a secret which will get you more dots – connect squares. Whenever possible, connect squares and your points/dots will increase sharply.
The first step is realizing you have a problem, right? Now I am working on putting it down after a few games, or only playing while doing other time-sucking activities like watching Amazon Prime videos. If that does not curb my addiction, I am deleting it altogether.
Anyway, if you are looking for a fun, free app to play, give Dots a try.