How to Play Tic Tac Toe
Tap to place an X in a square. Make three in a row to win. Try to make 4 in a row on the 5x5 grid. Is the game too easy? Step up the challenge by enabling hard mode!
You are X’s and your opponent is O’s. On your turn, click anywhere on the grid to place an X in that square. Your goal is to get three in a row before your opponent does. Try your skills getting four in a row on the 5x5 grid for an extra challenge. If things are still too easy, take it up a notch by switching to hard mode! You can play against a computer, or with a friend on the same computer.
TIC TAC TOE TIPS & TRICKS
Control the corners. Most players go for the middle space whenever they can, but don't ignore the corners! You can use the corners to set up multiple winning moves at once, leaving your opponent no way to block your win.
Watch your opponent. Take note of where they place their O’s. Keep your eyes open for those winning spots so you can block them before they get three in a row.
Bigger grid, more space. The 5x5 grid can be quite the challenge. The rules are the same, except now you’ll be looking to get four in a row. It’s best to control the center when playing on the bigger board. Since there are five squares in each row and column, putting your X’s three adjacent spots will give you two possible winning moves, leaving your opponent in a trap.
WHAT YOU LEARN FROM PLAYING TIC TAC TOE
While the game might seem simple, playing Tic Tac Toe can benefit your brain! Playing a few rounds can help strengthen your ability to think strategically and plan ahead.