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The Tic Tac Toe game (also called Noughts and crosses, Xs and Os, x o game, XOX Game, 3 in a row) is a popular kids' game. Often played and enjoyed by adults as well. Because of its simplicity, this 3-row per 3-row board game may initially seem trivial. However, Tic Tac Toe involves its share of analytics and rapidity. The game is a lot of fun for players of all ages and provides one with a great brain workout too!

Tic Tac Toe rules

Two players play against each other using a 3×3 board. One player uses noughts, and the opposing player uses crosses. The first player to align 3 of their identical symbols (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) wins the game.

Play online against a friend

You can play online by clicking on "Play with a friend". A private game session is created with a unique link that you're invited to share with your friend.

Tic-Tac-Toe multiplayer

You can organize a private tournament by clicking on "Create private tournament". After setting up parameters such as the name or tournament mode, you're invited to share the link with your group.

Similar games

Players that enjoy Tic-Tac-Toe may also want to play the Connect 4 game as it increases the difficulty and strategy. Players willing to play a strategic game may want to try to play Gomoku. It's basically the same rules as Tic-Tac-Toe, but with a 15x15 board and five pieces to align.

You might also like to try our revamped Battleship game version. It's pretty different from Tic-Tac-Toe, but the fun is guaranteed.

Strategies and tactics to win at noughts and crosses game

Tic Tac Toe is a "zero-sum game". If both players play perfectly, the game ends in a draw. Below you can find the most valuable strategies and tactics when you play Tic Tac Toe game.

When you begin to play tik tak toe

Play your first X in a corner

In this example, the player who has the Xs will play first to force a win. When you are the first to play, place your X in a corner square. If your opponent does not play the center square, you will certainly win! Place your second X in the center to force your opponent to block you. Then place your third X in one of the border squares next to your first move. By doing this, you have a double-winning move, and your opponent will only be able to block one of them. Giving you the victory.

If your opponent takes the center

When your opponent follows by choosing the center square as their first move, you may still have a chance of winning if your opponent makes an error later in the game. Otherwise, each player's perfect series of moves will end in a draw. Respond by placing your second X in the opposite corner square, diagonally from the square where you made your first move. Each player's position will be X-O-X. Play the last corner available, and you will have a double chance for victory! If your opponent takes one of the other corner squares, you can be sure to win.

Win at Tick Tack Toe when your opponent does not follow with the center

Your victory is assured if your opponent moves their O somewhere other than in the center square. Respond by placing your second X in a corner while keeping an empty square next to your initial X.

When your opponent begins at tik tak to

Your opponent's first move in a corner square

In this case, and when you're not the first to play, you still have the opportunity to end in a draw if you don't make any mistakes. When your opponent places an O in a corner square as their first move, systematically put your X in the center square. If your opponent places their second O in one of the remaining corner squares, do not place your X in a corner but rather in one of the squares on edge. This will force your opponent to react rather than attack. You can then expect to win if your opponent makes a mistake. Otherwise, the game will end in a forced draw.

When your opponent begins the game by making their first move on an edge at Tic Tac Toe

  1. If your opponent is a noob, chances are that they will start on an edge.
  2. Place your X in the center square immediately
  3. If your opponent reacts by placing their second O opposite from their first move (creating an O-X-O), then place your second X in a corner square.
  4. If your opponent places their third O to block your winning move (creating a X-X-O diagonal). Then make your next move by placing your X into another corner square, enabling you to block your opponent and create a double diagonal. This will ensure your victory! Have a look at "replays" and "live games" from other players and sharpen your senses at Tic Tac Toe!