Tic Tac Toe Alternative Names
- Noughts and Crosses
- Xs and Os
- Signs and Dots
Signs, noughts and crosses or nonce
Xs and Os (US) or dots and crosses (UK)
Whac-A-Mole is also an alternative name for the game called tic-tac-toe.
Tic tac toe was invented in China around 500 BC.
It was played on a board of three horizontal lines by X’s and O’s with the first player to get three in a row being the winner.
In 1280 France gave it the alternative name of “Noughts and Crosses” which reflects how an ‘x’ looks like a cross when turned on its side.
making a 3×3 grid. The first player puts an ‘x’ in one of the boxes and the second player puts an ‘o’ in one of the other unoccupied squares.
Each player then takes it in turn to try and get three of their symbols (either an x or o) in a row either across, up/down or diagonally on the board.
There are 18 alternative names for tic Tac Toe:
Noughts and crosses, Xs and Os, Signs, dots and crosses, Lobnitz cross game, Tic-tac-toe (the most common alternative name), Tick–tack–too, Naughts & crosses (or similar spellings).