Tic-Tac-Toe Shopping Fun

Have you checked out the awesome Tic-Tac-Toe auction on DealDash.com?

Children and adults alike have most likely enjoyed playing Tic-Tac-Toe hundreds of times. The question is: What makes this Tic-Tac-Toe game special?

Shoppers may be surprised to see the $890 BIN on this set of Tic-Tac-Toe, but that has not deterred anyone as it appears to be a fairly popular auction. Why?

Most likely it’s because this set is a very special and unique set that we probably would not find anywhere else. In fact, it might be the perfect gift to give to a friend or family member who already has everything else.

A tic-tac-toe board sits and is ready to be used!
Tic-Tac-Toe is a fun game you can play in only minutes!

This Tic-Tac-Toe set goes above and beyond any other set you have ever seen. This one is more than just a game. Each piece has been carefully crafted out of pine wood, and “each cube is delicately imprinted with a silver toned ‘X’ or ‘O’” In other words, this Tic-Tac-Toe set is so magnificently set into a sturdy wood frame that we could proudly display on our coffee table.

Best of all, all five of the previous winners (so far) have won this set of Tic-Tac-Toe for far less than the BIN. So far the best deal was won on Aug. 5 when this auction closed for only $8.79 and the winner paid a total of $36.39 including the cost of the 138 bids placed.

The history of Tic-Tac-Toe

According to my research, games played on three-in-a-row boards can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where such game boards have been found on roofing tiles dating from around 1300 BC. However, an early variation of Tic-Tac-Toe was played in the Roman Empire around the first century BC. However, the game was then referred to as terni lapilli, or three pebbles at a time.

The modern game we know as Tic-Tac-Toe is played on a nine-square grid created by drawing lines to create three horizontal rows and three vertical columns. The game has two players take turns in drawing either an “O” or an “X” in one square of a grid consisting of nine squares. The winner is the first player to get three of the same symbols in a row. This form of the game came out in 1969, the year of Woodstock and the first man on the moon.

Tic-Tac-Toe is designed to be unbeatable with no way to win outright. However, that does not mean players have to lose either. With the right strategy, we could easily ensure that we will never lose another Tic-Tac-Toe game.

When no one wins a Tic-Tac-Toe it is called a “cat’s game.” The concept is that a cat cannot catch its own tail, just like a player in Tic-Tac-Toe cannot win a game that is already tied.

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