Tic-Tac-Toe Basic Rules For Kids

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Tic-Tac-Toe Rules

Tic-Tac-Toe is played on a grid with nine squares.

The Tic-Tac-Toe grid has three rows of three squares stacked on top of each other.

To begin playing, find a friend to play with and draw materials.

You can play Tic-Tac-Toe on paper, a board, or even with chalk!

First, draw the Tic-Tac-Toe grid.

Then, decide which player will draw X’s and which will draw O’s.

To play, each person takes a turn and draws their symbol in one of the empty squares.

Don’t draw your symbol in a square that is already filled!

Once you place your mark, you can’t take it back, so think carefully!

The object of Tic-Tac-Toe is to have three of your symbols make a straight line.

The line can go sideways, up and down, or diagonally.

The first player to make a straight line with three of their symbols wins!

If nobody has a straight line of three symbols when the grid is filled, it’s a tie!