Tic Tac Toe, also called as Noughts and Crosses or X’s and O’s is an age old classic
game which is very simple yet interesting. All these years we have been playing this on
paper. Now you can play the same game in an eco-friendly way without using paper. You
can now play Tic Tac Toe on your Android phone. It is absolutely free of cost and can be
downloaded from your play store. This game continues to be one of the top free apps on
play stores. Tic Tac Toe is a good way of killing your time, especially when you are
traveling for long distances or if you are waiting in the line.
How to Play?
It is a 3-3-3 game which has one or two players playing the game. Though this game is
apparently simple, Tic Tac Toe actually requires a detailed analysis to get some basic
combination facts. The interesting feature of this game is that there are a number of
possible games and a number of possible positions. There are 19,683 possible board
layouts 3,62,880 possible games, which means different sequences for placing the X’s
and O’s on the board. If the symmetries of the board which include the rotations and
reflections are taken into consideration, there would be 138 terminal board positions.
Assuming that X makes the first move, there would be 91 unique positions which can be
won by X and 44 unique positions can be won by O’s. There would be 3 unique positions
where the game would conclude in a draw. The tic tac toe game ends when three in a row
is obtained. The number of X’s is every time either equal to the number of O’s or one
more than the number of O’s in case the game starts with an X.
A player can be in an advantageous position if they start the game first. The player has
easy chances of winning if they have two in a row. They can place the third one and get
three in a row. The player should be able to create two threats or two non blocked lines of
2 in order to be able to win the game Tic Tac Toe easily.
Tic Tac Toe has great graphics and some fantastic sound effects. You can also configure
the names of the players and also track the scores. You can also undo the function and
save the game automatically when you need to attend a to a phone call or exit the game.