For some, Tic Tac Toe may have been one of the first contact they had with any kind of game. Its simplicity can be charming in the beginning, but it is so easy to develop strategies for both sides that almost every game can result in a frustrating tie after a while. Anonymous Appoholics recreated this classic for mobile devices, added a few tweaks, and called it SQRD – Ultimate Tic Tac Toe.
In this game, instead of a single grid with nine squares, players must deal with nine larger grids composed of nine smaller squares, each, for a total of eighty-one play spaces. The big and small squares are numbered so players can identify their plays. If the player using the X selects small square number four inside of large square number six, the next player must put perform their next move inside large square number six, and so on. Whenever a player wins a game in one of the smaller grids, its overall image changes to the winner’s symbol, progressively changing the game to a larger version of the familiar Tic Tac Toe. This mechanic is much clearer in the trailer above.
This twist may take the old-fashioned Tic Tac Toe formula to a new level of strategy. Ultimate Tic Tac Toe is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store. For further information about the game, follow the developers on Facebook.