Tic Tac Total, An educational Tic Tac Toe game for learning Math!

Supports 1 to 2 players

Game focuses on addition and subtraction with a hint of strategy.

Designed to teach children simple math skills.

supported operation systems:
Windows XP/7/8/10

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  "A simple, fun and educational variation of Tic-Tac-Toe that children are familar with. " Windows XP/7/8/10
   

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Good addition skills are a foundation for math and will benefit a child throughout life. While your kids enjoy playing, our game will give them invaluable mental addition practice. With our 2 player option you can join in on the fun (learning :-). When you're busy your kids can challenge the computer and try to beat their high score. Multiple difficulty levels and optional negative numbers. A simple interface and easy Tic Tac Toe based rules.

 
2 - 19 users
$29.00
 
20 + users
$49.00
Directions
Playing the game is easy. Similar to Tic-Tac-Toe, players take turns claiming squares (marking them with an 'X' or an 'O'). However, the board is larger and getting 3 squares in a row doesn't win the game. Each square has a point value displayed on it. When you claim 3 squares in a row, the total points are added to your score. Once all the squares are taken, the player with the most points wins.

A Few Words on Strategy


The challenging part of the game is deciding which square to claim on any given turn. Winning strategies require you to figure out how many points each square could be worth later in the game. Not only do you need to find squares that will give you a lot of points, you have to watch your opponent and sometimes block them from scoring. Sometimes when you're playing with negative numbers you have to avoid getting 3 in a row (if the sum is negative).

 

Addictive aspects of the game



TicTacTotal was originally released for the Macintosh in 1992. That game is still floating around in some shareware collections, entertaining people to this day. The computer algorithm took a lot of thought to develop and  it turns out this is one of the most entertaining aspects of the game. People with a competitive nature often fall behind on their "todo list" trying to defeat the Expert Computer.

Educational aspects of the game


TicTacTotal was originally designed to be an educational game. Since you have to total the values on the squares, the game can help children learn to add numbers. You can also select a number range that includes negative numbers to give them practice adding positive and negative numbers. While having fun playing the game, children get really fast at calculating the right answer in their head.

Game settings


There are a variety of settings in the game you can control. You can play against a friend or challenge one of the computer opponents. You can also specify the range of numbers that you want applied to the squares in the board. When the game starts, the computer will randomly select point values within the range you've specified.

 

 

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