Printable Tic Tac Toe Board (2 Free Game Templates)

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A free printable tic tac toe board that’s a great boredom buster and a fun way for young children to take a brain break!

printable tic tac toe board

Free Printable Tic Tac Toe Board

Did you know that tic tac toe is actually called Terni Lapilli or 3 in a row? Cool eh?

If you’re a fan of a classic game of tic tac toe you’re going to love this tic tac toe template I created.

Tic tac toe is one of our favorite low prep easy games to play on the fly. So, I created a printable tic tac toe board that we can use anytime we’re in the mood to play a few rounds.

These free tic tac toe printables are perfect for playing a traditional pencil and paper tic tac toe game whenever you’re looking for a fun game or boredom buster. 

This printable tic tac toe sheet comes with 9 smaller tic-tac-toe boards.

This modern twist on the traditional game can be used in a variety of different ways including in the classroom, during family game night, on the road, in a restaurant and much more.

We love using this free printable tic tac toe board because you can play 9 games on one piece of paper.

Continue reading to get more information about our tic tac toe grids and to download your own copy. 

In a rush? Skip to the bottom of this post to download a copy of our printable tic tac toe board in pdf format.

How To Play Tic Tac Toe

printable tic tac toe board

Tic tac toe is one of those old school pencil and paper games that’s designed for two players.

So, the first thing you need to do is decide who will go first.

The first person to play decides to mark either X’s or O’s.

Players can also use other markers like game pieces, stickers, a variety of printable tic tac toe character pieces, colored bingo chips, colored daubers, candy or even small tokens.

The goal of the game is to get three in a row so players need to use strategy to plan their next move.

Players alternate turns putting their mark on the game board.

The first player to get 3 marks in a row whether diagonally, vertically or horizontally is declared the winner!

When To Play Tic Tac Toe

printable tic tac toe board

Tic tac toe is a great way to play a classic pen and pencil game.

So, we created an ultimate tic tac toe grid with 9 separate games you can play per sheet.

Here are a few of our favorite times to play a tic tac toe board game.

Family Game Night 

Playing tic tac toe is a wonderful way to spend quality time with the family during a family game night.

Print out a about a dozen copies and turn it into a tic tac toe tournament. Once the games are in full swing everyone will be having loads of fun! 

A Brain Break For Kids 

We love using our printable tic tac toe board as a brain break at home.

In fact, I’ve got a few copies stashed in our homework corner for afternoons when we need a little fun to break up the monotony of homework. Works like a charm.

In The Waiting Room 

Got appointments? Our printable tic tac toe board is a fantastic way to pass the time.

Screen Free Play 

We love encouraging as much screen free play as possible. Besides word search puzzles and color by number this printable tic tac toe board is another great screen free activity for kids.

Have a couple of copies handy for the next time your kiddo is board. I promise once the game is in full swing they’ll be having tons of fun.

On The Road 

Our printable tic tac toe board game is also a great activity when you’re travelling. Whether your driving, flying or taking a train our tic tac toe printable is a fun way to pass some time.

Download Instructions

printable tic tac toe board

Our printable tic tac toe board game comes with 2 different templates.

First, we created a black and white version for anyone who is looking for a no frills tic tac toe game they can print and use.

Next, we made a colored template that would require a color printer. This version is fun and colorful for anyone who likes to print in color.

Both templates come in the same pdf file. After downloading the file by clicking the download link below the pdf will open in a new window.

From there, you select whether you want to print the 1st or 2nd template or maybe even both!

For best results we suggest printing our printable tic tac toe game on good quality cardstock paper in standard US letter size and in portrait orientation.

Please note that all our free printables, resources, worksheets, google slides, comprehensive k-12 resources and digital products are for personal use only. This means that you can use them at home or in your classroom. They cannot be modified, altered, sold or used for commercial use.

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Before You Go

There you have it; a fun little free printable tic tac toe template you can use to play this classic game.

We hope you enjoy playing with it as much as we do. We’d love your feedback, so feel free to reach out to us on social media (Facebook is probably best) to let us know how it goes!

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Download Links

​printable tic tac toe board – pdf file

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