A complex game
which consists of writing the number eight on a piece of paper until someone wins. A game of eight can take anywhere from mere seconds to several minutes. To an un-experienced player
, the game can seem baffling, with the more experienced of the players winning seemingly for no reason leaving the n00b
baffled and unsure to what has just happened.
are complex. Players take turns at writing the number eight until one of the two players announces they are the winner. That person then becomes the winner.
A number of 'moves' and tactics are possible. The box
for example involves drawing a number eight around the opponents number eight and the contact
(an often shunned move) consists of drawing a number eight so close to an opponents number eight, the touch. The flank
consists of drawing a number eight either side of an opponents number eight. Several other moves exist but are often unused except for in professional or league play.