# Mini-Cacpot strategy

### The game

In mini-cacpot, you get a 3x3 grid of cells, with one number filled at random. Every grid is randomly generated every time you make an attempt, up to 3 per day. You can reveal 3 cells of your choice, and after that you have to select a line of 3 cells (horizontal, vertical or diagonal), and the amount of the cells will get you a prize, according to the chart below.

### How do I win ?

In case that wasn’t obvious, you want to hit 6 as much as possible, and when not, fall back to 24 instead, or 23 in the worst case scenario.

The idea is simple : use the number always given to you, and make a Y shape within the grid.

So, if you get a grid like this :
 . . . . x . . . .
You would complete it this way :
 x . x . x . . x .

So, if you get a grid like this :
 . . . x . . . . .
You would complete it this way :
 . . x x x . . . x

The orientation does not matter, what does is that you have a Y shape in the end.

## But why ?

Because that shape is the one that will give you the most visibility on the board give that your goal is to find a line containing a specific sequence of number. Once the Y is completed, you will always have at least one number for every possible line. In another words, you want to make impossible to make a choice where you would know no number in the sequence.

 x . . . x . x x .

Yucky, there’s one line that’s completely obscure to you

## Final note

This is not a game you can win every time. This article merely gives you a way to make your attempts more reliable. You may not win the first time. However, applying that technique, I usually get a jackpot at least once every 5 days, and more often once every 2 or 3 days. It’s become fairly frequent to get two jackpots in a row. Before applying that, I was not able to get a jackpot even after weeks of daily attempts.

Happy playing ! Let me know if this helped you !

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