Whether you were drawing lines in the sand as a kid, or scribbling on a piece of paper in class, everyone knows how to play Tic Tac Toe. Also known as Noughts and Crosses or X’s and O’s, this classic puzzle game kept many of us entertained back when consoles and fancy phones weren’t accessible. And, while gaming has come a long way over the last few decades, sometimes it’s nice to go back to the classics.
In a wave of nostalgia, we’ve decided to put together this guide on how to play Tic Tac Toe on mobile and Switch, bringing a childhood classic from pen and paper to the virtual world. Whether you’re playing solo, with friends, or against others online, these games offer a great dose of good, old fashioned fun, with a fresh, modern twist.
For more classics, check out our guides on how to play Solitaire, how to play Snake, how to play Minesweeper, and how to play chess on mobile and Switch. We’ve also got a list of the best mobile games and the best Switch games, for an even wider range of recommendations.
Play Tic Tac Toe on mobile
Tic Tac Toe Glow
Despite our disappointment that they didn’t call this one ‘Tic Tac Gloe’, we can’t deny that Tic Tac Toe Glow does a great job of giving an old classic a fresh vibe. Featuring a funky, neon aesthetic, special moves, multiple difficulty modes, and different grid sizes, this abstract strategy puzzle game is sure to keep you engaged. You can either play solo or against others in multiplayer mode, and you even have access to a bunch of other neon-themed retro games, all for free.
Tic Tac Toe Emoji
If you fancy a refreshing twist on the classic game, then Tic Tac Toe Emoji is the game for you. Play online or solo and challenge yourself with 3×3 to 9×9 grids, unlocking a variety of cool emojis to play with on the way, from pumpkins and skulls to cats and mice. With over 100 unique game levels available to unlock for free and three difficulty levels to try, you’ll be Tic-Tac-Toe’ing all night long.
Tic Tac Toe XOXO
Another vibrant, neon version of the tried-and-true formula, Tic Tac Toe 2 Player: XOXO features both player vs player (online and shared screen) and player vs AI options, multiple difficulty modes, and ever-expanding grids to increase the challenge. It also offers a bunch of other mini-games, perfect for killing time on long journeys.
Play Tic Tac Toe on Switch
Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI
Unfortunately, there aren’t many options if you’re looking to play Tic Tac Toe on Switch, but Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI should definitely scratch that tic-tac-itch. Describing itself as a ‘single player logic puzzle based on Tic Tac Toe’, it challenges you to place letters on a grid to ensure there are no more than two of the same letters consecutive in a row or column. As you progress, you unlock new letters and larger, more challenging puzzles to explore.
And that’s how to play Tic Tac Toe on mobile and Switch. For more old school fun, check out our list of the best retro games on mobile and Switch. Or, if you’re looking for a bit of help in the modern world, check out our Android transfer to iPhone and iPhone update guides.