Background of TIC-TAC-TOE:

Tic-Tac-Toe is a game. It's a simple game. Most people learn it as children and it is passed down their family lines from generation to generation. You don't have to buy a board and pieces, all you need is paper and a pencil.
Also, it only takes a minute or 2 to play a game. Only 9 spots to choose from in the game tic tac toe. Computer programs play against each other.
Tic-Tac-Toe came from the United Kingdom where it was played for centuries and called "Noughts and Crosses." It's possible that it came from the Roman Empire, because there is a similar game that was found etched on the walls. Today people all over the world play online on the computer

How to Play TIC TAC TOE:

Each player is an "X" or an "O". Whatever symbol you are, you and your opponent take turns placing your symbol where you want in the game TIC-TAC-TOE. "X" goes first. Whichever player three of their symbol in a row horizontally, diagonally, or vertically wins the game. If either of the opponents do not win, it's the cat's game.

How to Win in TIC-TAC-TOE:

In short, stop the opponent or the computer from getting their symbol three times in any row. If you know how to play, you should never lose.

We going divide the nine squares of the board into three groups: 4 corners, 1 center, and the 4 remaining squares we will call edges.

Here are a few guidelines to get you started. If you play first, you should avoid the edges. So play in the center or the corners. If you are playing second and X is played in the center, then you take a corner. If X takes a corner, then you play center. Basically, avoid the edges for the first two moves.

For a good, detailed explanation of how to never lose look at this web site. http://www.chessandpoker.com/tic_tac_toe_strategy.html. This site also includes a lot of information game theory and how to analyze games.

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