My friend and I were both horrible at this game; we both used the same ineffective strategy. On each of our turns, when possible, we would always make a move that would not allow the other player to make a box the next turn.
Using this strategy and 25 dots in a 5x5 grid, what is the fewest number of moves possible before someone has to let the other player score? What if we use 36 dots in a 6x6 grid? And 49 dots in a 7x7 grid?