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How to Beat Impossible Tic Tac Toe

Have you ever heard of Tic Tac Toe? It’s an amusing game about strategy, balance and focus for two players. Tic tac toe is considered a creation of Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero. The rules are really straight forward; each player gets to make three X or O marks on a 3×3 grid board, with each mark connecting corner to corner. The goal is to get three in a line, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.


The game of tic tac toe is a simple, fun way to pass the time. The goal of the game is to get three Xs or Os in a row on a 3×3 grid. The rules of tic tac toe are simple and well known, but it’s still possible for a player to lose by being forced into an impossible position by their opponent.

This article will describe how to beat your opponent at tic tac toe by forcing them into an impossible position. We’ll talk about some basic strategies for winning games of tic tac toe in general first, then move onto more advanced techniques that can be used when playing against people who aren’t familiar with these techniques yet.

The core strategy behind playing against someone who doesn’t know how to play is simple: always pick the spot where they won’t be able to win if they choose that spot themselves. This sounds like it would make every game go on forever since neither player could ever win, but this isn’t true because there are only so many possible moves available at any given time.

Tic Tac Toe Theory

Tic Tac Toe Theory is a game where you play against an AI. The AI plays the game in such a way that it’s impossible to win.

The first thing we need is to understand how tic tac toe works. The rules are simple:

  • A game has two players, X and O. Each player chooses an empty space on the board. Then, if there are 3 spaces in a row, column or diagonal in which both X and O have played, then whoever has the majority wins. If there’s no such group, the player who made their move first wins.
  • So you might be thinking “okay, so how do we play this game?” Well, imagine that our board looks like this:

Impossible Tic Tac Toe

This is a version of the classic game tic tac toe. The goal of this game is to get three in a row, but there is a twist. You have to place your marker in the same space as your opponent’s marker. This means you can’t block them out, and you have to plan ahead so that you can win without leaving yourself vulnerable to their moves.

  • To play, click on an empty space and then click on an empty space again.
  • Or click on a space that has been taken by your opponent and then click on another empty space.
  • If you complete a row of three Xs or Os, then that player wins!

Solving the Game

Solving Tic Tac Toe is an interesting problem. It’s a simple game, but there are many possible solutions.

Here’s my solution:

  1. Start with a 3×3 grid and mark the center cell as an X or O. Then, draw lines from each corner to the opposite corner, forming a square.
  2. If the center cell is an X or O, then recursively solve the new 3×3 grid with those markings. Otherwise, if there is only one solution for the new grid, then make that solution.
  3. If there are multiple solutions for the new grid (there usually are), then choose one of them arbitrarily and continue on from there.
  4. Repeat step 2 until you have solved every cell in every possible way that does not violate any rules of tic tac toe.

Can you beat tic tac toe Impossible?

The answer is yes.In fact, I’ve been playing this game for many years, and I’ve never lost a game!

Here’s how to win:

You’re allowed to take your turn first if you want. You can also pass if you don’t want to take your turn. Either way, it will be game over for you because the computer will always win in these cases.

However, if you really want to play, here’s what you should do:

  1. Play in an area of three squares or less that has only one square on either side of the center square. That way there are no possible ways for me to win except by directly landing on your piece.
  2. Play on a vertical line between two of my pieces that are adjacent to each other . That way there’s no way I can block you off from winning or make it impossible for me to win without causing another draw scenario where I’m forced into a tie again.

How do you beat tic tac toe impossible every time?

There are 3 ways to beat impossible tic tac toe:

  1. You can choose a position where there is only one option for your opponent, and that option will lead to a draw. This works for the best possible first move, and for the last move . So if you start in the bottom left, your opponent will always have to play in the top right corner. If he does that, then you win! If he doesn’t, but instead plays anywhere else on his turn, then you also win!
  2. You can force a draw by playing first in one of these positions:This is actually not that hard because all 5’s are blocked by 4’s, so you can prevent your opponent from ever getting 3 points if you play first here. But it’s still not guaranteed because there are two other ways to get three points here: with 2 or 4 alone. The latter requires that you have already won somewhere else, but it does happen sometimes. It’s also possible that both players will try this strategy at once and end up drawing each other at the last moment before someone wins with 2 or 4 alone.


Implementing game theory is just about the best talent test I can think of for software developers. I have found it to be a good predictor of who will go on to become exceptional software engineers in later roles, and who will be average. The difference is usually that one person sees it as a game you have to play to win, and the other person resents having to play games on their own time.