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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

Mar 5, 2014 ... I always took it as a sort of dismissal of the game. When you think about the games that a cat would play, such as batting around a toy, ...

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

2. A tie in Tic Tac Toe is called a scratch, as in "cat's scratch". Considering that a game will have no winner if played perfectly is a bit like playing with a cat.

www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/44/messages/373.html

Nov 21, 2005 ... In Reply to: Cat's game posted by LuckyNinja on November 21, 2005. : Can anyone explain why a tie game of Tic-Tac-Toe called "Cat's game" ...

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.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.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.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).

everything2.com/title/Cat%2527s+eye

Cat's eyes are small devices designed to mimic the reflective properties of cat's ... (such as Tic Tac Toe) in the instance that a "tie" is called; when the game can ...