A tic tac toe game consists of 3 rows and 3 columns.

The Tic tac toe game is played with an X, O, or an empty.

In tic tac toe the player wins by forming a line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally (left picture). In tic tac toe there are 9 different ways to win and 36 ways to lose (right picture).

There are 144 total possible tic tac toes positions (9×12=108 + 36 empty=144) in tic tac toe. There is one particular position that will always end in a tie regardless of what player you are playing against. The board that lets you form a winning tic tac toe at first glance may appear random but there is actually a tic tac toe chart (right picture). The tic tac toe chart shows which columns, rows, and diagonals will always allow tic tac toe to be formed.

Tic Tac Toe is not an easy game to win because of its simplicity. There are more possible tic tac toes than there are atoms in the earth’s mass [1]. When you consider that tic tac toe is the simplest game on earth it becomes more difficult to win.

The difficulty of tic tac toe arises from the fact that tic tac toe is a two-player zero-sum game with perfectly connected information [2]. A tic tac toe game can end in a tie creating problems for computer scientists trying to solve tic tac toe.

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