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"Tic-Tac-Toe"




Tri-Tac-Toe


The same as tic-tac-toe, in three dimensions. Any three beads of the same color in a row, across, up and down or diagonally, wins. Youhave to be alert and stay on your "Toes". Four other games included ininstructions. A well constructed centerpiece for the whole family. Forages five and up.




Game: Tri Tac Toe = $15.00
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Tic-Tac-Toe


A traditional favorite for hundreds of years. Pegs fit snugly in holesfor great traveling. 3" square board goes anywhere.




Game: Tic Tac Toe = $4.50
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Game History: Tic-Tac-Toe (Three Mens Morris)

There seem to be two forms of the ancient game of Three Mens Morris; one with diagonals and one without. The diagonals form is effectively the same game as Tic-Tac-Toe or Noughts and Crosses today and a board of this type has been found cut into the temple at Kurna, Egypt (~1440 BC) although this may well have been done at some later time.

According to Thomas Hyde (1908), the Chinese also played the game c. 500BC.

A couple of centuries on, Ovid mentions the game in "Ars Amatoria". Roman boards were usually made of wood or tone although the rich occasionally had boards made of more exotic materials (Trimalchio had one of turpentine-tree and Martial speaks of an ivory board).

The game was widely played in England in AD1300 and visitors to the cathedrals of Norwich, Canterbury, Gloucester, Salisbury and Westminster Abbey can see boards cut into the cloister seats by monks.

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