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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.gameskidsplay.net/answers.htm

I'm pretty sure that "Red Rover" is named for Red Rover clover. Red Rover came from a red dog. OLD-4) Why is a tie in Tic-Tac-Toe called a Cat's Game?:

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.funtrivia.com/askft/Question127900.html

Nov 20, 2012 ... 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.physicsforums.com/threads/the-game-of-reverse-tic-tac-toe-called-eot-cat-cit.65811

Mar 3, 2005 ... The game of reverse Tic-Tac-Toe, called Eot-Cat-Cit. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > ... ( note: a tie counts as a win for player 1). Last edited: Mar 3, 2005.

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Some people claim a tie in tic-tac-toe is called a “cat" because “tac" spelled ... can play tic tac toe over and over again and have lots of fun even if all the games ...

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.