Draw your territory to capture it. Catch other players out and take their property, or smash into the side of them to take them down until they successfully claim more territory. Your aim in Paper.io is to broaden your land and safeguard it.
You take new ground by forming a line straight back to your territory, which produces a hyperlink and fills in the blank space. If a player smashes into you before you have linked your new place, you die and go back to your own beginning.If you get too greedy, you place yourself at risk of destruction. It is up to you how aggressively you playwith.
Going for much more substantial areas at once leaves you exposed to destruction before the link is full. Another tactic to undertake other players would be to draw your land over theirs, efficiently reducing their own holdings.