Your cart is currently empty.

Tic-Tac-Toe Team Building activity involves looking ahead and trying to figure out the person playing against you might do next. If you really wrap your brain around it, you'll discover that Tic-Tac-Toe isn't quite as simple as you think! If you always pay attention and look ahead, you'll never lose a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. You may not win, but al least you'll tie.

We set up hoops in a 3 by 3 square. From 2 even teams in lines, give each team 4 particular items. These items can be blocks vs balls, red items vs blue items, etc. The aim of this activity is to get three in a row, but to also stop your competing team from getting three in a row too!

On whistle, teams will race one at a time and and place an item in a hoop trying to get 3 in a row (TIC TAC TOE). If TIC TAC TOE is unsuccessful within those 4 turns, the next players running will remove ONE of their items to an empty hoop until TIC TAC TOE is successful.

The team that wins the most rounds of tic-tac-toe may receive a special privilige, a bonus point, or small incentive. The game gets kind of physical at times. This game produces great fun and competition. A variation allows the team that "plays" second to get two moves. What is interesting that the team that gets this "advantage" rarely wins.

Time Needed: 20-30 minutes

Group Size: 10-15 people



  • Competition, Strategic Thinking, Communication, Problem Solving, Decision Making