Tic Stac Toe game review

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We are a family who loves board games.  Every night we attempt to play something as a family (mom, dad and Joey, age 8).  Today we’ve added Tic Stac Toe to our library of games.  

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As the name implies, Tic Stac Toe is a three-dimensional twist on the classic “tic tac toe”.   It’s also the 2014 “Game of the Year Award” by Creative Child Magazine.

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The box says ages 8 and up, but I think it’s easy enough for slightly younger players.

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Inside the box you’ll find all the parts you’ll need, including four black baseplates, red X’s, white O’s, and two black “blocker” pieces that are totally optional.

tic-stac-toe-06This is a scan of the instruction page.  Pretty self explanatory.  The only rule that wasn’t immediately obvious was that the maximum height is no greater than four.

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This graphic shows the three ways you can win:  Across, straight up, or diagonally.

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The only assembly required is aligning the game board together.  There are small grooves that help keep it together, but they don’t “snap” and hold together.  Best to play on a hard surface.  Won’t work on your lap.

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The X’s and O’s snap into the matching holes.

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Here are the three ways to score, once again.  Across…

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Straight up…

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Or diagonally.  Ready to play?

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My son Joey, had no problem grasping the concept.  In fact, he was the one who reminded me about the “four height maximum rule”.

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White O’s win!  (Going diagonally)  Joey demands a rematch to beat daddy.

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Here, Joey (red X’s) wins!  Four straight across.  Can you see it?

I was very surprised how much fun this was.  We enjoyed it so much we played five straight games in a row before it was bedtime.  If we need a two player game, Tic Stac Toe will definitely be one of our go-to games!

Footnote:  There also seems to be an iOS app for Tic Stac Toe as well.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Pressman Toy. Please visit http://catalog.pressmantoy.com for more info.

 

Product Information

Price:$19.99
Manufacturer:Pressman
Requirements:
  • Two players. Suggested age: 8 years and up
Pros:
  • Easy to learn
  • Makes players think in a 3rd dimension.
Cons:
  • Only for two players, of course!
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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  • Andrew Baker December 3, 2014, 10:20 am

    Hey I had a mini-Travel version of this as a kid. I could never play it with my younger sister. She couldn’t grasp the rules, would get mad at me, yell and smash to board.

  • Andy Chen December 3, 2014, 10:21 am

    I know what you’re getting your younger sister for Christmas.

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