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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe

Tic-tac-toe is a paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the ... The first print reference to a game called "tick-tack-toe" occurred in 1884, but referred to "a ... 91 distinct positions are won by (X); 44 distinct positions are won by (O); 3 distinct positions are drawn (also known as a cat's game) ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/155621/why-is-a-tie-in-tic-tac-toe-called-a-cats-game

I always thought it was because losing boards tend to have a "C" shape in the X's or the O's ... asmeurer Interesting. I always drew a big "C" over the ...

www.quora.com/Why-is-a-draw-game-in-tic-tac-toe-called-a-cats-game

There doesn't seem to be any real consensus on why it's called a "Cat's Game", but there are ... A tie in Tic Tac Toe is called a scratch, as in "cat's scratch".

www.gameskidsplay.net/answers.htm

it a "Cat's Game" if you will. Cats scratch. Tic Tac Toe ties are called cats game because no matter how hard a cat tries to win against its tale it never wins and yet  ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question127900.html

The saying of a tie game (a game with no winner) is called a cat's game when playing tic-tac-toe. A cat trying to catch it's own tail never wins, ...

www.waywordradio.org/tic-tac-toe-cats-game

Oct 20, 2012 ... Why do we refer to a draw in tic-tac-toe as a cat's game? Throughout the history of the game, cats have been associated with it. In some ...

www.mailtribune.com/article/20070301/News/303019990

Mar 1, 2007 ... My children and I were playing a version of tic-tac-toe at their school's Math Night, and after a tie game, I called "Cats!"Another dad had never ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/is-winning-everything

Nov 21, 2013 ... As you learn the game, you win some and you lose some. ... Some people claim a tie in tic-tac-toe is called a “cat" because “tac" spelled ...

www.physicsforums.com/threads/the-game-of-reverse-tic-tac-toe-called-eot-cat-cit.65811

The game of reverse Tic-Tac-Toe, called Eot-Cat-Cit, has the same rules as Tic- Tac-Toe, except that ... (note: a tie counts as a win for player 1).

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Cats%20Game

A stalemate or draw in a game of tic-tac-toe, often signified by drawing a large letter "C" across the game board.