Tic Tac Toe has been around for a long time – an early Roman game was called “terni lapilli,” or “three pebbles at a time.” Do you need a blank template to play tic tac toe with? We have plenty!

Our first template has a spot to mark the winner for each grid.

Tic Tac Toe Grids (6)

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Tic Tac Toe is a good way to teach younger children about strategy, but it can also train them in spatial awareness and writing skills. Our next grid has external lines – encourage younger children to keep their marks within the lines!

Tic Tac Toe dotted grid

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Because Tic Tac Toe is a quick game to play, you often need a lot of templates to keep yourself busy. This board has 12 of them so you have more opportunities to play! We also suggest laminating the board and using a whiteboard marker so you can save paper.

Tic Tac Toe (12)

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If you want to make the game harder, you can expand the grid. We have a five-by-five example for you, but you can also make it even larger (if you do that, we suggest maintaining the five-in-a-row rule). This mimics other games like Pente, which are played on a much bigger board.

Tic Tac Toe (5×5 grid)

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If you want to explore other games that have a similar goal (getting a certain number of marks in a row), check out these variants. If you want another free downloadable template from Printer Friendly, we have some Hangman templates for you.