So, you’re interested in learning a bit about tic-tac-toe! The rules aren’t complicated. However, it can be a fun diversion with another person requiring you to think just a bit.
First, the rules of tic-tac-toe
When playing tic-tac-toe, decide with your partner who will be
This is the grid. Sounds simple so far, right?
Now the strategy
You don’t have to plan as far ahead as you would in chess, but you do have to plan. After all, there are only nine places to play. However, here is an example of why you need to think ahead.
The game starts with the first
If the next move is to place an ੦ in either corner,
To block the win by ੦, the
For example, let’s say that ੦ goes next to center left. Then
While you don’t have to think out 5 moves in advance as you would in chess, you have to engage your mind a bit to avoid giving the game to your partner. That is what keeps this from becoming boring.
Not overly complicated, yet still something to relieve some boredom. That is tic-tac-toe.
The cover picture is a playing board for kōnane found at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park taken by me in June 2018.
The picture below was taken in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi , at a hamburger shop in a mall. The quote is a Reader’s Digest books version of a quote from a book by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) in the short story collection Seven Gothic Tales.