It’s one of the oldest and simplest games in history, but its simplicity is what let it stand the test of time. The mechanics are simple yet addictive: you and your opponent must form a straight line consisting of three of your markers, the line can be diagonal, vertical, or horizontal. You can only drop one marker per turn, so it becomes a contest of strategy – do you block your opponent from completing a line, or do you try to make one on your own?
The AI for the game is decent enough for a slight bit of challenge, but it is not that advanced. It’s easy to beat once you recognize the patterns of its moves. Here’s a tip: if you go first, you can go on the offensive and try to complete a line. Assuming that you do everything right, you’ll be able to complete a line first. But when the computer goes first, you need to be on the defensive and block its attempts at creating a line. You won’t be able to complete a line if it went first.