Best Free Tic Tac Toe Games For iPad


The classic game of 3-in-a-row, Tic Tac Toe, is a beloved game around the world. This AppGuide will lead you to the best free Tic Tac Toe options for graphics and gameplay, so you can become reacquainted with a childhood favorite. Here’s a fun fact: The first computer game to use a digital graphical display was none other than Tic Tac Toe. Called OXO, it was created way back in 1952. This program is largely considered the ancestor of every video game ever developed. And you thought you couldn’t learn anything new about Tic Tac Toe!

Essential Apps

  • Free

    Best Tic Tac Toe with Friends

    by Semyon Milbert

    This Tic Tac Toe app will bring thoughts of vacationing with your family, as a child. The surf, the sand, the flip flops…I suddenly have a serious urge to check ticket prices to the tropics! Ok, back to the app. The graphics are quite pleasing and the “surf” sound effects are very realistic. You are given the option of having two players or going up against the AI. And, in addition to the typical 3x3 grid, it offers a 6x6 grid (4-in-a-row game play), for those who would like more of a challenge. You can enter player’s name and it keeps track of your scores. Since it’s a free version, it does have ads. The good news is that it is a reasonably small and unobtrusive ad. On all fronts, this is a great free app.

  • Free

    Board Game Collection

    by Uwe Meier

    This app is a collection of five games, including Tic Tac Toe. You are given the option of Easy, Medium and Hard levels, and the ability to play against another player via GameCenter or Bluetooth – can you believe this app is free!?!. The sound effects are fairly nice and we love the “old world map” themed layout. It has ads at the top of the screen, but with this game’s options, do you really care? There are two different Game Paks you can purchase, each offering five more games. If you like the classic board games, in addition to Tic Tac Toe, this app is a very nice option.

  • Free

    Tick Tock Toe

    by JT Enterprises

    Let’s face it, after you have played Tic Tac Toe enough, it can get a teensy bit tiresome. The computer keeps picking the same spot in the easy version, so there’s no challenge there or you constantly end in a draw. This version of Tic Tac Toe allows you to always have a winner. It offers one and two player mode and keeps track of the time it takes each player to move – both human and computer. It also keeps track of how many points each player has earned. The graphics and sound effects are a bit of a snooze, but this offers a great way to avoid the dreaded draw. It also has Bluetooth connectivity and the paid version has GameCenter functionality.

Notable Apps

  • Free

    Terrific Tic Tac Toe Free

    by EnsenaSoft

    With no ads and Bump! multiplayer functionality, Terrific Tic Tac Toe Free really is pretty terrific. You get easy, medium and hard levels and the option to play against the computer or a friend. We couldn’t tell a real difference between the easy and medium levels, though the hard level ended in a draw, every time. The animations and graphics are clean and appealing – chalk on a sidewalk - and the sound effects are quite enjoyable. Overall, not a bad little app. The paid version offers more themes, more sound effects and OpenFeint integration.

  • Free

    Moo Tac Toe Free - Animal Tic Tac Toe for Kids!

    by Zippz Software, LLC

    With its cute cows and pigs instead of Xs and Os, your kids will enjoy playing this version of Tic Tac Toe. Using farm animals as the playing pieces might make one anticipate sound effects reminiscent of a…farm. If you do, you are in for a bit of a surprise, as the sound effects are more “jungle” like. Nevertheless, it somehow works and is quite pleasing. Play against the AI in Fun, A Challenge or Unbeatable mode. Or, you can play against another player. There is an ad at the bottom of the screen and though it is larger than the ads in the other apps listed, it still isn’t too bothersome. This is a great universal app for your junior tic tac toers!

  • Free

    Tic Tac Toe Free HD

    by Optime Software LLC

    Tic Tac Toe Free HD offers one or two player mode, with three difficulty levels for the one player mode. The thing I love about the chalkboard theme is the realistic sound of the chalk. It brings back childhood memories. The chalkboard graphics are well done and offers three different chalk color combinations. You can enter each player’s name and it keeps track of your scores. It even offers OpenFeint achievements. It also has a larger banner ad at the bottom of the screen.

Decent Apps

  • Free


    by Willem Mattelaer

    If you want to play Tic Tac Toe on paper as it was meant to be played, but want to save a tree, then this is the game for you. The game is true to the original feel of playing Tic Tac Toe, meaning there is no sound, the only playing option is against another player, and the graphics are a simple “sheet” of graph paper. Not a soul around to play against? Don’t worry, it has GameCenter functionality. This app also includes Connect 4 – with the same graphics and no sound. And, there are no ads; not even a teensy tiny one.

  • Free


    by Dominic Manley

    This version of Tic Tac Toe has four themes and allows one or two player gameplay. The one player mode has two levels – easy and hard. The graphics and sound effects are pretty basic, which is not what I usually want from my iPad. But, the look and feel of a couple of the themes reminded me so much of the first video games I ever played, that after a few minutes of game play it started to grow on me. And, not having any ads is another plus.

  • Free

    Speed TicTacToe

    by Adam Eberbach

    This app has four levels of play for one player. The two player version has the option of the fastest player winning a draw. The graphics and sound effects are nothing special, but avoiding the draw in two player mode is a nice option. Another nice feature is being able to easily post your scores on Facebook and Twitter. This app has a very tiny ad at the top right of the screen. If you tap it, it is just to let you know about another app from the developer – it evens offers an apology for doing so.

  • Free

    Tic Tac Toe Advance - iPad edition

    by Softweb Solutions Inc.

    Do you get bored looking at the same game theme, game after game? Do your eyes start to hurt from staring at small grid tables? If so, this one is for you! Though the themes don’t make you say “Wow!”, each new game has a new background and the game table covers the entire screen. There is one player and two player mode. The sound effects are low key and you even have the option to turn them off. The game keeps track of each player’s score and you can reset it, at any time. And, no ads.

It's Not Your Typical Tic Tac Toe

  • Free

    Ticky Tacky

    by Noisette Software Corporation

    This game uses a Tic Tac Toe board, but cards are used instead of Xs and Os. The object of the game is to get as many 3-card BlackJack hands as you can. The graphics are wonderful in this game. Each card has a face that reacts to your moves in the game and they are quite amusing. Though you have the option of turning off the sounds and music, you’ll want to keep them on, as they are part of the fun.

  • Free

    Ticky Royale

    by Noisette Software Corporation

    This app is very similar to Ticky Tacky, except instead of BlackJack you’re trying to get a Rummy hand. And, like Ticky Tacky, it offers GameCenter functionality.

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