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Tic-Tac-Toe (Noughts and Crosses, Oughts and crosses, Tik tak tol, Tripp trapp trull, Tick-tack-toe)






Tic tac toe is a game of alignment popular among children. It is known from the nineteenth century in England and the United States, but may be older.


Play occurs on a 3x3 grid. One player places an X, the other places an O and players take turns placing their marks in the grid, attempting to get three in a row.



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Muuray 1951: 40

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Beard, A. 1961. 'Games and recreations in the novels of Edward Eggleston.' Midwest Folklore 11(2): 85–104.

Eggleston, E. 1883. The Hoosier School-Boy. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951 A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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