ticktacktoe, ticktacktoo, tick-tack-toe, tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe, noughts and crosses(noun)
a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does
A game in which two players take turns putting circles and crosses on a 3x3 grid and try to get three of the same symbols in a line
Tic-tac-toe is a paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three respective marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game. The following example game is won by the first player, X: Players soon discover that best play from both parties leads to a draw. Hence, Tic-tac-toe is most often played by young children. The friendliness of Tic-tac-toe games makes them ideal as a pedagogical tool for teaching the concepts of good sportsmanship and the branch of artificial intelligence that deals with the searching of game trees. It is straightforward to write a computer program to play Tic-tac-toe perfectly, to enumerate the 765 essentially different positions, or the 26,830 possible games up to rotations and reflections on this space.
The numerical value of tic-tac-toe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tic-tac-toe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Right now, the Russians are playing chess in the Arctic and our Administration still seems to think it’s tic-tac-toe.
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- XXO, Dodelschach, Kreis und Kreuz, Tic Tac Toe, Drei gewinntGerman
- tres en raya, ta-te-tiSpanish
- jätkänsakki, ristinollaFinnish
- boter, kaas en eierenDutch
- bondesjakk, tripp-trapp-treskoNorwegian
- kółko i krzyżykPolish
- jogo da velha, jogo do galoPortuguese
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