The idea for Carrie's Dots from Chris Hanson ("Why don't you have a seat over there...") is good. Just complete the square. You know, like the virtual girlfriend programmed into Bill Gates famous digital home. You say, “what about his wife?” Well, let me tell you, they are doing amazing things with holograms these days.
The more squares you complete on the board the more points you get. At the end of the game you win or lose based on the number of squares you complete; all the while your opponent is trying to block you and complete their own squares.
The games doesn’t take advantage of any interesting iPhone technology. It is a very basic game and the graphics aren’t anything special, just lines and squares.
If you are into triangles or trapezoids, run the other way and don’t look back.
Why it is cool: You can pass the game back and forth between two players; like a real boardgame, each player gets a turn.
Why it’s not cool: I don’t know if my iPhone is acting up or something, but I found it really hard to tap. I mean to put a line down you just tap the screen and it just didn’t seem to “take”.
I played myself — acted like both players. I must tell you, I lost every time.