How to Play Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe is a fun game fit for any age. It can be played with a piece of paper and pencil. For extra fun, used crayons. Or, add shapes and doodles to your game boards.


  1. The game is played on a 3 by 3 board of 9 squares.
  2. X makes the first move.
  3. Each player takes turns covering squares.
  4. The first player to connect 3 in a row wins.

#Introduction The X’s have an advantage. So, when you are O’s, just try and block your opponent. You’ll need to lose a lot of games of Tic Tac Toe to get the basics down.

#Block Those X’s The most basic move to learn is the block. The first thing to look for before moving is 2 in a row. If your opponent has 2 in a row, immediately block them. The block is always a good move. You might still lose if you block, but most of the time, you’ll earn a Cat’s game or draw game.

#How to Win Tic Tac Toe If you really want to win, the best way is getting 2 in a row in 2 directions with 1 move. This sounds hard, but you can learn how to win Tic Tac Toe by mastering a few strategies.

If you’re not sure where to go, go in the center or a corner! Corners are usually better than the edges. Once you’ve got the basics, the advanced Tic Tac Toe strategies will help you beat even the toughest players.

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