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How do I play 4D Tic-Tac-Toe?

You could draw a 2D array of 2D boards, like this: ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢b▢ aaa ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢b▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ c▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢▢ ▢c▢ ▢▢▢ ▢b▢ ▢▢▢ ▢▢c You'd probably want a 4x4 array of ...
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70's tic-tac-toe 'like' game with a pendulum

There is a a game from 1972 called Skittle tac toe with two attached pictures (taken from the same BBG link): The guy on the cover is Don Adams (Get Smart - credit to geneo) and there is a video ...
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Optimal strategy for 4-in-a-row on 5-by-5 board with random setup and a transfer

This game is Solvable due to Zermelo's theorem. I don't know if someone solved it. The notation of a m,n,k-game talks about m-by-n board, win by making k-in-a-row. If we put a side the random setup ...
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What constitutes the end of a Tic Tac Toe game?

As soon as any player gets 3 in a row, that player wins and the game ends. If the board fills up without that happening, the game ends in a draw. Here are a few sources that clearly indicate this: ...
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Strategy for Movable Tic Tac Toe

The game you are describing is more similar to Three Men's Morris than to Tic Tac Toe. Unlike Three Men's Morris, the extra movement options under the rules you cite mean the game is likely a draw ...
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Winning strategy for NxN Tic-Tac-Toe

Optimal play on NxN boards where you need N in a row leads to a draw for all N > 2. Contemporary Combinatorics, by Bela Bollobas has a proof of it. Below is a summary of this. The images below are ...
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Identify 3D Tic Tac Toe type of game

This sounds like Cube Fusion, specifically the MINI Cube Fusion version as Jay A pointed out based on the number of components. From the description: The game includes a playing board with a 3x3 ...
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Name of this interesting variant of Tic-tac-toe?

BGG doesn't have any game with "Spillage" in the title. Looking at the Tic-Tac-Toe entry there is also no game that reimplements Tic-Tac-Toe which is the same as Spillage. There are a number of games ...
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in Tic-tac-toe on an NxN board, what is the minimum goal (number in a row) that guarantees a tie?

This generalization of Tic-Tac-Toe is called m,n,k-game. (the goal is to get k in a row on a (m,n) board). Some known bounds: (source wikipedia) (5,5,4) is a draw. (6,6,5) is a draw. (7,7,5) and (...
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Winning strategy for NxN Tic-Tac-Toe

There are several generalizations to tic-tac-toe. The most natural one (imho), is the m,n,k-game, which is the game of k-in-a-row played on an (m,n) board. In (n,n,n) games, for n>2, the second ...
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