Who invented noughts and crosses

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Noughts And Crosses Machine (1949)

Noughts and Crosses is an ancient game that has been played in Britain for centuries. This deceptively simple game is also called Tic Tac Toe (sometimes spelt.

OXO aka Noughts and Crosses - The First Video Game

Your best friend asks you if you want to play a game , and you reply, "Sure! After marking two vertical lines on the paper, she crosses them with two horizontal lines to make a three-by-three grid with nine squares. When she marks an X in the center square, it's game on! What are you playing? That depends upon where you live. If you live in England, you probably call it noughts and crosses. If you're in Canada or Ireland, you might call it Xs and Os.

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The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game. Players soon discover that the best play from both parties leads to a draw. Hence, tic-tac-toe is most often played by young children, who often have not yet discovered the optimal strategy. Because of the simplicity of tic-tac-toe, it is often used as a pedagogical tool for teaching the concepts of good sportsmanship and the branch of artificial intelligence that deals with the searching of game trees. It is straightforward to write a computer program to play tic-tac-toe perfectly or to enumerate the essentially different positions the state space complexity or the 26, possible games up to rotations and reflections the game tree complexity on this space. Tic-tac-toe is the 3,3,3 -game. It can also be generalized as a n d game.

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