X-CETER-O™ Upgrades Tic-Tac-Toe for “Big Kids” Ending the Chance of a Tie Score

Nov 25, 2009 , by atrickey , In The News, No Comments
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Now A Winner Every Time In This Classic Game Of Three-In-A-Row

Freehold, NJ (November 25, 2009) – During this hectic holiday season, there’s probably nothing more simple and fun to play than the traditional pencil-and-paper game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Little eyes light up when they realize they have beaten their opponent with three X’s in a row. But what happens when they grow up to be 7 or 8 (or 40) and it seems like they always end the game in an unsatisfying tie. With just six moves, there’s always that darn stalemate. But not anymore!

Endless Games, makers of classic board games, introduced X-Ceter-O™ (pronounced like etc.) earlier this year to the delight of serious tic-tac-toe players. With this clever game, the fun continues to 7 or 8 or 9 moves until a winner is declared. There’s never a tie! At just $14.99, it’s an affordable family game that can be played anytime, anywhere and with anyone!

The concept is a simple one. In addition to the typical strategy of placing an X or O on the corner, edge or center square to make three-in-a-row, players continue the game past the stalemate. The O pieces are numbered “1”, “3” and “5” while the X pieces are numbered “2”, “4” and “6.” Players place their Xs and Os as usual, but in numerical order. O always goes first and moves the “1” piece. When the first six moves are exhausted, O moves his “1” again to any open space. X again maneuvers his “2” and so on. The fun continues until someone wins – and they always do!

X-Ceter-O • Ages: 7+ • $14.99 This clever Tic-Tac-Toe game allows the fun to continue after the first 6 moves so there’s no possibility of ending in a tie. Each game box included a board with 9 squares, 3 “O” game pieces and 3 “X” pieces, each numbered for chronological play. Complete instructions are included.

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