Tic Tac Toe is a classic 2-player game familiar to every kid and adult alike. Its worldwide popularity is unquestionable and it goes by different names depending on the country in question: Tic Tac Toe in the US, Naughts, and Crosses in the UK, and X’s and O’s in Ireland.

The success of this game might lie in its simplicity. Using pen and paper or even dirt and a stone, players only have to draw a rudimentary grid of 3x3 and they are ready to start playing and placing their Xs and Os.

With this online tic-tac-toe, you no longer need hand tools to prepare the game. You can forget about drawing the grid or cleaning it all up later. You just need to mentally prepare for the challenge and start playing instantly. Challenge your skills and play Tic Tac Toe online as much as you want, for free. How many can you win in a row?

How to play Tic Tac Toe

This is a 2-player game, the X and the O. With Reludi’s online Tic Tac Toe you can play against a clever computer.

The game is played on a 3x3 grid. Each player takes a turn placing their mark (X or O) on it. The first player to make a line of 3 either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, wins.

Use the left mouse button to place your mark.

Tips to win at Tic Tac Toe

If you are the first player

When you go first, make sure to place your symbol at any corner of the grid. By doing this, you can try to make a line in three different directions: to the left and right of the corner and diagonally.

As long as your opponent does not take the center, starting in the corner almost always guarantees a win.

If you are the second player

It is almost impossible for the second player to win unless the first one makes a mistake. Therefore, when you go second, the best strategy is to play for a draw whilst hoping for a mishap from player one.

Take the middle if the first player places their symbol in a corner. If they take the middle, place your symbol in a corner. More importantly, keep your eyes open for any mistake of your opponent and, when it happens, be sure to take that opportunity.

Games like Tic-Tac-Toe:

Last updated: Oct 11, 2023

Play again

More games to play