Tic-Tac-Toe is a classic game using just plain paper and pencils wherein two players will make turns marking a 3×3 grid with Xs and Os. When three similar marks are made horizontally, vertically or diagonally, that player is the winner. However, there are times when a best play is done when there are no winners in this game. It is called a cat’s game or cat.

It seems easy, right? Well, That is what most people think this game is but in reality this game requires looking ahead, strategy and planning to figure out your opponent’s next move. That is the reason why this game is often used as an informative and educational tool to children because it teaches good sportsmanship.

So, you think making three Xs and Os side by side is a no-brainer? Then think again. A player of this game must have a strategy to figure out what they need to do in order to win the game. A part of that strategy is to try to figure out and think ahead how you will get three Xs in a row. Your next strategy is to figure out and plan ahead how you can stop your opponent from having three Os in a row.

Your next move depends greatly on watching where your opponent places their mark on the grid. This can change what you do next. If you closely watch your opponent’s every move you can anticipate his strategy and this will guarantee that you will win this game, or if not at least achieve a draw game.