Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe is a game in which two players take turns placing either an X or O (usually denoted by a white and black stripe, respectively) on a 3×3 grid. The winner is the player who gets three of their symbols in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The game can also be played with paper and pencil.

Tic Tac Toe is believed to have originated in ancient Rome, where it was known as terni lapilli (three pebbles at a time). The game's objective has always been to get three of your symbols in a row. However, the Rules have varied slightly over the years. For example, one early version allowed players to place.

Tic Tac Toe is a game of strategy where you have to be the first player to get three in row. In this free online version, choose X or O and see if your skills can beat out those on our site!

What do 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. 

What is the difference between Noughts and Crosses and Tic Tac Toe?

Noughts and Crosses is the exact same thing as Tic Tac Toe. Noughts and Crosses is simply the British counterpart to Tic Tac Toe. The rules are the same, the layout is the same, the name is just different. To learn more about this, we have a Coolmath Games blog all about Noughts and Crosses and how it got its name. 

Can I play Tic Tac Toe online?

Currently, we don't have the option to play others online. However, you can play with a friend if you are both on the same laptop. If you get bored of the regular 3X3 grid, you can always switch it up and play with the 5X5 grid. There are way more possibilities and tricks that you can play!