During the Education Program, Barry Tessman showed the teachers the game of sprouts. Everyone might enjoy reading "Sprouts for Spring" by Ivars Peterson (MathLand). The article can be found at: http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathland_4_7.html.
The article contains references including a newsgroup post in which John Conway describes a strategy for playing sprouts.
I hope others will share any experience they may have had playing this game.
Judy Ann Brown <email@example.com> Professional Development Coordinator The Math Forum Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA 19081