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Tic-Tac_Toe Instructions
The basic concept of Tic Tac Toe is not hard, however, here are the instructions for "Tick Tack Toe newbees"

This is a game for two players. In this case, you against our Tic-Tac-Toe powerful ResearchManiacs.com computer server. As you can see above, the board is a square with three times three squares.

First you decide who will be using O's and who will using X's.
Second decide who will start. Third decide what level you want our computer server to play at. Then press "New Game"

The players put their symbol in an empty square when it is his/her/its time.

First with three of their symbols along a straight line or diagonally line has won. Have fun, and good luck.

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

Tic-Tac-Toe Strategies:
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 winning.

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.

Tic-Tac-Toe History
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!

Player First Type Wins Record
No Winner

Tic-Tac-Toe has many names:

Bicho Chocha
Boter, kaas en eieren
Boxin' OXen
Equis Cero
Ix Igul
Jogo da Velha
Jogo do Galo
Kaat koot
Kata kuti
Katam kataa
Kringetjies en Kruisies
Kruisje, Nulletje
Kryds og Bolle
Kólko i krzyzyk
La Vieja
Naughts and crosses
Noughts and crosses
Phool aur chaukadi
Phulli Gola
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
X-e O-zees
Zero kata

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 either)

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 Tic Tac? 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!

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