Hey there. Who doesn’t know the game Tic Tac Toe? It’s a game that anyone can pick up and play. As a kid, I would grab a sheet a paper, grab a pencil, and draw many Tic Tac Toe grids on it and play with my brother. The majority of the games were draws but every once in a while, one of us would actually win a game. It really is such a basic game that after awhile you can easily become bored with it. How can you continue to make Tic Tac Toe interesting? Our good friends at Canny Group came up with an Android mobile game that adds a strategic twist to the classic game of Tic Tac Toe. They gave us, Super Tic Tac Toe.
The rules of Super Tic Tac Toe are simple, yet strategy based. Instead of a single grid for a single game of Tic Tac Toe, you are presented with a 3 by 3 grid of 9 Tic Tac Toe grids. Winning a game of Tic Tac Toe in any of the 9 grids will award you that “square.” In order to win in Super Tic Tac Toe, you need to win 3 squares that form a line (3 horizontal, vertical, or diagonal). Sounds simple enough, right? Now here is where the strategic twist comes into play. Depending on where your opponent played their X or O, that spot will correspond to the Tic Tac Toe game that will be played next. Yeah, you cannot chose any spot on the Super Tic Tac Toe grid, your opponent chooses it for you! For example, if my opponent places their O in the lower left corner of the Tic Tac Toe grid, my move will HAVE to be play in the lower left corner of the Super Tic Tac Toe grid! Sounds confusing? It’s not once you start playing!
Being able to force your opponent to play in certain grids really adds strategy to the game. Will you risk playing a bad spot in order to move your opponent to a grid that you do not need or do you play every grid to win it but risk your opponent pushing you to strategic spots? I really had fun playing the game… once I got started. Once I signed up, there really weren’t any players playing Super Tic Tac Toe. I had to wait in a queue until the game found an opponent for me to play. I waited patiently for a few minutes for a random player to appear. I was surprised that there was no CPU opponent. Many games like this would have a CPU opponent to go against with varying degree of difficulty to test your skills. In Super Tic Tac Toe, you play against other players only. So if you want to pick it up and play a game to two, you will need to have a friend readily available to play or you may be waiting for a random player to join for quite awhile. At least the game will notify you when a player is ready. A neat Tic Tac Toe symbol pops up on your home screen when the game is ready!
Another feature of note in Super Tic Tac Toe is the chat feature. You can chat with your opponent while playing. You can engage in a little trash talk, which always makes game a little more fun, or you can have a casual conversation with a friend. The one thing that I really wish the game had was the option to turn off the chat feature. Since I was playing with a random player, the player continuously sent chat messages. They easily became a huge distraction since I had to step away from the game, by clicking on the chat bubble in the top right, to read them. In this instance, I would have loved to turn the chat off and get on with the game. A game that should have lasted a few minutes dragged on to over 30 mins.
The strategic element of Super Tic Tac Toe makes it a game that you must check out. Taking a classic game that everyone is familiar with and adding that strategic element enhances the gameplay and breathes new life to Tic Tac Toe. If you have an Android phone and looking for a free game to download, I recommend you get Super Tic Tac Toe. And the best part of it all??? It’s absolutely free! Later!
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