Plus-Plus ideas: Build your own Tic-Tac-Toe game

plus plus ideas tic tac toe

In this post I will show how to make a simple but fun Plus-Plus Tic-Tac-Toe game. I like to share myPlus-Plus ideas on the blog and here is one of them. Further down I included the instructions, soyou can make you own.

Making a Plus-Plus Tic-Tac-Toe game is nothing new, but I wanted my game to be smaller than those I have seen online and this is what I came up with.


Time estimate: 5 minute build

What you need for this build:

  • 45 black
  • 36 white
  • 25 gold
  • 20 silver

These where the colors I used, but feel free to change them how ever you like.

Step by step guide

Time needed: 5 minutes

Let’s make our own Tik-Tac-Toe game

  1. Cross piece

    First game piece is the cross. Pick 5 Plus-Plus blocks (you decide the color) and put together like this.
    plus-plus cross

  2. Repeat cross 5 times

    The cross player goes first and should have 5 pieces.

  3. Make circle piece

    One thing you will learn about Plus-Plus. It’s really hard to make a perfect circle. This is NOT a perfect circle but I think it’s close enough.
    Grab 6 Plus-Plus blocks of the same color and make this weird shape.
    plus-plus circle

  4. Repeat circle 4 times

    Since cross usually go first you only need 4 pieces. If you want you can make 5 as well, then circle can go first as well.

  5. Game board

    Time for the Plus-Plus game board. This is pretty simple but takes a bit of time to make.
    The squares can really be any color, you can also pick 9 different colors to make a rainbow game board. It’s really up to you. I decided to go with a cress board look on this.

    Grab 81 Plus-Plus blocks. If you want my design you need 36 white and 45 black.


  6. Finish Plus-Plus Tic-Tac-Toe

    Now find a person you can challenge! plus plus ideas tic tac toe

More Plus-Plus ideas to try

You can really do a lot to change up the game. Here are some things to try:

Running Tic-Toc-Toe

In this game both players need to run to a certain place, pick up a single game piece and run back to the game board and place it. Repeat until one player gets 3 on a row. You have to decide quickly otherwise your opponent is going to place more than you. Each team should have at least 5 pieces.

Tip make two different routes, one for cross and one for circle, so you don’t run into each other while playing. Each team can have multiple people, where the next team member gets to run after the other person placed the piece (like a relay race). If one team wins a lot then try to increase the distance they have to run for the game pieces.

Make it bigger!

What would happen if the game board was 16 squares instead of 9? You still need to get 3 on a row, but with the added rule that the game continue until all squares are taken. In the end you count how make 3 on a row you got. A player gets 4 that person wins, otherwise count who get most 3 on a row. You will need more game pieces for this.


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