October 20, 2010
Toe Tac Tic
A hilarious game to play.
I was teaching Anthony how to program an AI using this jQuery Tic-Tac-Toe example, and he came up with the great idea of reversing the AI so that it tries to lose instead of trying to win.
Below we present: computer Toe-Tac-Tic. Try to avoid getting three in a row. Curiously difficult, and surprisingly entertaining.
Posted by David at October 20, 2010 10:25 PM
Cool! Thats pretty fun. There's a very easy strategy to always "lose" if you go first, but it took me a while to find it since it's so counter to the normal way of thinking about the game.
I actually didn't realize there exists a "losing" strategy for player one until after your comment, Mike. It took us a while to find it, but Anthony figured out the losing strategy this morning over breakfast.
It is very counter to the normal way of playing.
It took me a while to find it too. :) It's such a simple game, but it's addictive! I felt that there had to be some "losing" strategy, so I experimented until I found one.
I'm a fellow Googler, by the way, in MTV.
I play first in the middle square, then play opposite the square the AI plays in. Like others, though, I didn't think of this at first.
Middle doesnt work com will set you up
Try tic toe tac. It's impossible.