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Tic Tac Toe Free app review: Xs and Os go digital 2021



Tic Tac Toe Free is an intuitive tip tap game for iPhone and its pretty fun to play. This board game app lets you play a quick game in a restaurant while waiting for your food to arrive.

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This board game for iPhone is still a favorite no matter how many rounds we play while waiting! In fact, last time my family went to a restaurant, we had it going on two devices to keep everyone engaged and having fun. It's one of the more enjoyable board game apps for iPhone. 

Tic Tac Toe Free


Easy to Use

Tic Tac Toe Free is simple to use. You can select different colors, set player names, and so on, but you don’t have to. If you prefer to just get going, then tell someone to go first and off you go! You can also select if X or O goes first, but again, not necessary.

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What I love about this app is how easy it is to reset, restart, and so on. You simply click new and you’re ready for the next game. You can also erase the mark and move it if necessary.

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Small and Free

Tic Tac Toe Free is a small free app that doesn’t have anything fancy. I like that about it as you can just launch and start playing. There’s no additional teaching involved as with the overlapping board version. For my 5 year old, it’s perfect. My 11 year old is learning the overlapping board one, but also enjoys the 3x3 grid.

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One thing I would like to see is a small tally of games won for each team. My kids like to count up their scores to tell me how badly I lost, and I can’t do that with this app. If they were able to add this feature without too much revision, I would love it. It does sync up with the Game Center.

This is fine with me, as I don’t really use this score board. For someone who is very serious about their scores though, this may not be desirable.

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Tic Tac Toe Free


Pros & Cons


  • Small and fast to load
  • Load and play
  • Not additional set up necessary
  • Can change the color if you want
  • Can name player 1 and player 2 but not necessary


  • No tally
  • Syncs to the Game Center to track your high score and may be effected by your kids playing on the app

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Final Thoughts

Overall, Tic Tac Toe Free is a great app. It is simple to use, and it is easy to get going. No additional learning required, and you can just start playing rather than having to set up the game. My kids love this app in restaurants or while waiting for me to finish an appointment.

It doesn’t take up much space on my phone, so it’s not a big deal if I only use it a few times a month in these situations. For those times that you forget your pen and paper, this app will do a great job in a pinch!

Tic Tac Toe Free

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