Classic Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board
A very special Tic-Tac-Toe board game with a distinctive, nostalgic style!
This new Tic-Tac-Toe game set is made of solid wood, painted by hand in handsome colors,
and features clever a storage system that hold all the pieces securely.
Tic-Tac-Toe is part of the collection of timeless, classic board games.
Each board game has a distinctive style and is hand-painted with handsome
colors on solid wood. The set also comes with a clever storage system
that holds all of the pieces securely. These beautiful sets also make
fantastic tabletop or wall decorations when not being used for play!
Overall dimensions: 10.2'' H x 14'' W x 2'' D
There are bascially only three main Tic-Tac-Toe strategies you must follow to win:
Choose to start
If you have the choice you should always start because
you mathematically have more options to win.
If you are first, choose a corner
You should always choose a corner first because mathematically
it gives the oponent the least amount of options to avoid you
If you are second, always choose corner or center
Choose center if available, if not choose corner. You will
loose if you do not follow this strategy!
If both players follow these rules and pay attention during
the rest of the game, neither will win and neiter will loose. (called a draw or cat's game)
However, most don't pay attention and you will find opportunities to win
How many ways can you mix up X's and O's?
If you were do decorate a board that has nine squares and
three things to decorate it with; X's, O's, and blanks, then
the math of calculating possible decoration options is pretty
easy: 3^9 which equals 19,683.
How many possible ways of playing Tic-Tac-Toe?
The first move can be played 9 ways, the second move 8 ways,
the third moves 7 ways and so on.. Thus, 9*8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1 = 362,880
possible ways that Tic-Tac-Toe can be played.
The precise origins of the game are unknown, but Tic-Tac-Toe is believed to
be the oldest game in history still played today. It dates back to the
Roman Empire in the first century BC when it was called Terni Lapilli.
Carved grids have been excavated throughout the Roman Empire. The Romans
used counters or stones to play the game, so the grids could be used over
and over. Today the game is often played with paper and pen or with a
reusable grid and markers.
You might be surprised to learn that Tic-Tac-Toe was the first computer
game, invented in 1952 by A.S. Douglas at Cambridge University.
Though a simple game, Tic-Tac-Toe is a great mental exercise used to improve
the thought process in children and adults. Test your mental strength here!
Tic-Tac-Toe has many names:
Boter, kaas en eieren
Jogo da Velha
Jogo do Galo
Kringetjies en Kruisies
Kryds og Bolle
Kólko i krzyzyk
Naughts and crosses
Noughts and crosses
Phool aur chaukadi
Tre på rad
Tres en raya
Tripp Trapp Tresko
Tris or Filetto
Twiddles & Bears
X Mix Drix
X si O
X si zero
X's and O's
Tic-Tac-Toe Printable Sheet
Do you need a Tic-Tac-Toe print out for when you are
traveling? Maybe you prefer old fasion paper and pencil? You can
download and print out our printable Tic-Tac-Toe sheet.
How to Play
Decide who will be X and who will O
Decide who will go first (the X player usually goes first, but can be
Starter places one X or O in any square
Opponent then places one X or O in any other square
The first person to get 3 in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally)
wins, so if your opponent has 2 in a row, block them on your next turn
Tic Tac vs. Tic Tac Toe|
What does Tic-Tac-Toe got to do with
We are not sure, but we know that Tic Tac is a delicious mint that freshens your mouth!
Enjoy a tasty Tic tac while playing a fun game of Tic-Tac-Toe!