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I remember passing time as a kid playing tic tac toe. Even today I find myself playing this with my daughter frequently. There’s just something about tic tac toe that sucks you in. But now that I am older and I understand tic tac toe better than my younger self I frequently end up in a draw with my kid. Peyton is quick and she is really good at tic tac toe. Well, now there’s a new twist on an old favorite. Tic Stac Toe. It’s similar to the tradition tic tac toe that we all love and grew up on. But instead of playing with a pencil and piece of paper now you play with game pieces and you build up. That’s right. You read it correctly. You build up. You stack the pieces on top of one another and try to stop your opponent from getting 4 pieces in a row. You can win by getting 4 in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Talk about a game that takes concentration!
The first time we played this it felt weird. It was so different from all the times we played the traditional tic tac toe. But it was fun! Tic Stac Toe really gets you thinking and strategizing your next move. But you have to be aware of what the other player is doing too. I was constantly looking at the board and trying to make sure Peyton was not in a position that she would win on the next move while at the same time trying to position myself to win.
The game is suggested for 8 years old and up but Peyton is almost 6 and she was able to play. Granted she was not as fast as I was at seeing where the pieces could go or should go for the win. But that girl is awesome at patterns so she did give me a run for my money.