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Tic Tac Toe Drinking Game

Tic Tac Toe Drinking Game -

Our Tic Tac Toe drinking game takes the classic game of Tic Tac Toe and adds a simple twist to make it a little more exciting. It plays pretty much like the regular game with a couple added rules. Players can set up the game by simply drawing a 3×3 grid on a piece of paper or alternatively they can purchase one of these snazzy drinking tic tac toe sets.


Each player should have at least 5 shot glasses for the game to run smoothly. Then paper and a pencil to draw the board.

Set up

Each player fills all 5 of their shot glasses before the game begins. The shot glasses should clearly be labeled X or O to distinguish whose is whose. Then someone should draw the tic tac toe board on a piece of paper like this.



Players will play a game of tic tac toe as normal using their shot glasses as the tokens. Alternatively players can drink their opponents shots to get them off the board.


Tic Tac Toe Drinking Game Rules

After the board is set up and all the shots are poured the game is ready to begin. The starting player must place one of his full shot glasses on the board. After this every turn a player can either place one of their own shots or drink some of their opponents to get them off the board. So if it looks like the opponent is going to win you can drink their shots to gain a board advantage.

Whenever a player’s shot is drank they must refill it off the board.

The goal of the game is to get 3 of your own shot glasses in a row.

At the end of the game the losing player must drink every shot glass on the board.


Optional rule – Piece locking

For those that don’t already know, tic-tac-toe is a very easily solved game. So if players know what they’re doing nobody will really ever win. So to add another dimension our locking rule allows players to lock pieces onto the board. This means that the opponent can’t drink them to get them removed from the board. Although they will still have to drink them if they lose. So this means on someone turn they could do one of the following actions.

  • Place a shot
  • Drink one or more of the opponents shots
  • Lock one of their shots


The Tic Tac Toe drinking game can be a lot of drinking especially if both players are really stubborn and keep drinking each other’s shots off the board. We suggest filling the shots with something easy like beer and not a hard alcohol unless you’re trying to get yourself some liver damage. So please enjoy this game responsibly.