It’s rather simple if you have the first move. Put your mark in one corner and depending on your opponent’s next move, put your mark on another corner and you’ll be perfectly set up for a win.
You don’t exactly need to be a Bobby Fischer to learn how to pay Tic-Tac-Toe. But it wouldn’t hurt when challenging this Lego tic-tac-toe-bot designed and built by Nicky Fitzgerald who was showing it off at Brickworld 2015 in Chicago.
It doesn't take long after learning to play Tic-Tac-Toe to realize that once you've mastered the basic tactics, your games will end in an infinite run of ties. But Pressman Toy has done the impossible and made Tic-Tac-Toe actually sound interesting again by upping the challenge with the introduction of a third…
The good news is that with this chart of optimal Tic-Tac-Toe moves, you'll never lose another match. The bad news is that this would've made War Games a whole lot less suspenseful.
It's tough to find a partner who's always ready and willing to play, so James Bridle attempted to build one. 304 matchboxes and several bags of beans later he had MENACE, a Tic-Tac-Toe playing "machine" designed to learn and improve.
It doesn't take long for kids to learn that when it comes to Tic Tac Toe "the only winning move is not to play." But there's something iconic about the game that means it keeps coming back. And designer Shahar Peleg has crafted such an unusual version I'd be tempted to pop it on my desk: it's mirrored, so the pieces…