Number Tic-Tac-Toe

Number Tic-Tac-Toe is a variation of the classic with the exception of a little math twist added to the game. This not only makes the game more challenging, but also practices basic addition skills.

Object of the Game

Be the first player to complete a row of numbers that equal a total of 15.

What You'll Need

A piece of paper and a pencil for each player.

Setting Up Number Tic-Tac-Toe

Make a standard Tic Tac Toe board by drawing two parallel horizontal lines crossed by two parallel vertical lines forming a grid with 9 equal spaces. You can also download and print our Tic-Tac-Toe game if you prefer.

Assign one player the even numbers between 1 and 9(2,4,6, and 8)and assign the odd numbers to the other player (1,3,5,7, and 9). The player with the odd numbers goes first.

Playing the Game

The first player writes an odd number in one of the spaces. The second player then plays an even number in an attempt to get three numbers in a row that equals 15. The rows may be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.

Each number can only be played once.

Winning the Game

Play continues until one player wins by totaling 15 in a line or all the spaces are filled. 
Players swap even and odd numbers for the next match.

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Rules and Instructions

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