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How Much Do You Know About Tic-Tac-Toe Game?

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Tic tac toe game is also known as game circle (O) and cross (X). In the past, it is commonly played by 2 people drawing on the paper or ground. With the development, now it can be also played on computer or other medias. As far as I am concerned, another interesting board game Connect 4 is based on tic tac toe.



The Origin of Tic-Tac-Toe

According to the record, in the Roman Empire about the 1st century B.C., there is a similar game called “terni lapili”, which means “three pebbles at one time”. In Roman ruins, the grids markings of the game has been found; It is not unique, but has its counterpart. People also found the evidence of the game in ancient Egyptian ruins. This is the earliest record that tic-tac-toe exists as far.


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The Development of Tic-Tac-Toe

Later in 1864, there is a new British name “noughts and crosses” appeared. The first print reference to a game called "tick-tack-toe" occurred in 1884 but referred to a children's game played on a slate.



Variation of Tic-Tac-Toe

The simplest kind game is usually played on the 3x3 square grid, and 3-by-3 interactive tic-tac-toe is mainly favored by children. However, more people are not content with the simple game. By increasing the size of the grid to 4 × 4, 5 × 5, tic tac toe 9x9 or even up to 20 × 20, tic-tac-toe can be significantly more complex. With the development of society and technology, there are more and more variations of tic tac toe, like tic tac toe game online, tic tac toy, tabletop tic tac toe, competitive tic tac toe, 3d tic tac toe online.



The Rules of Tic-Tac-Toe

To start, let's get to know the goal of tic-tac-toe. The winner is the player who gets three in a row one on a 3 × 3 grid earlier, or four on a 4 × 4 grid, five on a 5 x 5 grid, and so on.


At the beginning, a player needs to draw a board and creates a square grid, usually 3 × 3 or 4 × 4. In a 3 × 3 grid game, the player who plays "X" usually comes first. The two players alternate to draw Xs and Os on the board until either player has three in a row, horizontal, vertical or diagonal, or until all the squares on the grid are filled. If the player can draw three Xs or three Os in ,or Os line, then the game results in a draw.


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One of the best tips for the tic-tac-toe game involves creating a "cross" that is putting your marker in such a way that you have a chance to win by two ways at the next turn. In this way, your opponent can only block one and you win that.


If you play on a 4 × 4 grid, the game rule is also the same. "X" player first. In addition, players alternate Xs and Os on the board until the line is horizontal, vertical or diagonal, or all 16 grids are filled. If all 16 squares are filled and the player doesn't have four in a row, the game is a drawing.


Of course, the game Tic-Tac-Toe can also be played on a larger grid, such as 10 × 10 or even 20 × 20. For any 6 × 6 or larger grid, it may be best to make the target obtain five consecutive goal. This transforms the basic game of tic tac toe into a more complex game similar to the board game Gobang. Similarly, Gobang's goal is to score five marks in a row for a player.

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