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How to beat The Impossible Tic Tac Toe

Are you eager to enhance your tic-tac-toe prowess and take on Google’s formidable Impossible mode? The reality is, Impossible tic-tac-toe is constructed to be invincible—there’s no direct path to victory. Nevertheless, that doesn’t imply you have to succumb to defeat! With a bit of strategic thinking, you can ensure that you’ll never lose another game of tic-tac-toe. We’ll guide you on how to secure a draw against the computer in Impossible mode, triumph over it in Medium difficulty, and even employ a straightforward workaround to make it appear as if you’ve conquered the Impossible mode.

Achieving a Stalemate in Impossible Tic Tac Toe

  1. Initiate by placing your first X in any corner. When playing Google‘s tic-tac-toe, you’re the first to move, and X is automatically assigned as your symbol. Opt for any corner to position your first X; the choice of the corner is not critical at this stage. This is a favored opening move among skilled players as it offers the most future possibilities.
    • In Impossible mode, the computer typically responds by placing an O in the center square of the board.
    • While it’s feasible to win against regular opponents even when they place their O in the center square, Impossible mode is engineered to avoid losing, resulting in a draw.
  2. Position your next X on the opposite corner. Identify the spot diagonally across from your initial X and place your second X there. This move blocks two more potential victory paths for the computer, moving you closer to a draw in Impossible mode.

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    • When facing a human adversary, dominating most corners provides more avenues to victory, despite the conventional wisdom of focusing on the center square.
  3. Prevent the computer from winning with your following X. In its initial moves, the computer usually places its first O in the center square (as usual) and its second O in the lower middle square once you’ve placed two Xs in diagonal corners. Consequently, use this turn to place your X in the top middle square to thwart the computer’s victory attempt.
    • It may feel like you’re reacting to the computer from this point onward, but remember that the game is designed to eliminate all mistakes.
  4. Maintain a reactive strategy, blocking the computer until a draw is reached. The computer will attempt to win diagonally next, so place your next X in the corner square necessary to obstruct it (depending on the corner squares you claimed at the start of the game). Finally, the computer will strive for a horizontal victory, so position your last X in the left or right middle square.
    • Pay close attention to each O the computer places, ensuring you thwart all its victory attempts. Since both you and the computer play without making mistakes, a draw is the optimal outcome.

Playing for Victory in Medium Tic Tac Toe

  1. Begin by placing your first X in any corner. Once again, the ideal opening move in any tic-tac-toe game is to seize a corner as soon as possible. It’s the most straightforward move, as it provides numerous ways to secure a win as the game unfolds. Other positions offer fewer opportunities for you to capitalize on as the game progresses.
    • Unlike Impossible mode, the computer is less likely to choose the center square for its first O this time. While this makes the game less predictable, it also provides you with more winning possibilities.
  2. Position your next X in another corner, leaving an empty space between the Xs. While the center square may seem like the logical choice, don’t rush. You can set up a perfect winning scenario for yourself and trap the game (or any other human opponent) by selecting another corner and ensuring that the computer’s first O isn’t between your Xs.
    • For example, if you place your X in the top-right corner and the computer puts an O in the top-center square, your next X should go in the bottom-right corner, not the top-left.
  3. Place your X in the center square or another corner. At this point, several formations can guarantee victory, but your choice depends on the computer’s moves. Examine the computer’s plays thus far and determine which move you can make without getting blocked. After your third X is placed, you’ll have two clear routes to victory.

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    • If the computer hasn’t lined up two Os yet, put your next X in a corner. With three Xs in two corners, you’ll be able to win either horizontally or diagonally.
    • If the computer has made a move that forces you to choose the center square or face defeat (typically by placing Os in the middle left and right squares), place your X in the center. This way, you’ll be able to win diagonally in two different directions.
  4. Secure the game with your final X in the center or a third corner. You’ve expertly set up your strategy; now, all that remains is for the computer to block one path, and you can place your last X on the winning spot.
    • Depending on your chosen formation, you’ll either achieve a diagonal tic-tac-toe or a straight tic-tac-toe vertically or horizontally along one side of the board.
    • If you opted for the three-corner configuration, place your final X in either the center square to win diagonally or one of the middle side squares to secure a straight tic-tac-toe.
    • If you played with the corner-center configuration, place your final X on the corner square that allows you to win diagonally on the board.

Using the “Inspect” Method to Simulate Victory in Impossible Tic Tac Toe

  1. Access the Medium tic-tac-toe and right-click or tap with two fingers. Once you’ve loaded the Medium version of tic-tac-toe, reprogramming it is straightforward. Hover over “Medium” with your mouse and right-click to reveal your options (or, if you’re on a laptop without a mouse, hover over “Medium” and tap the trackpad with two fingers).
  2. Select the “Inspect” option and examine the displayed code. After clicking “Inspect,” a lengthy page of code will appear on your screen. Disregard most of it; the code block you need will already be highlighted in blue. Click the sideways arrow to the left of the code block to reveal another block of code, and then click a second sideways arrow below the first to uncover the final piece of code.
    • The initial code block you’re seeking will resemble this: <g-dropdown-menu-button-caption jscontroller=”EbPKJf” data-ddph=”” jsaction=”rcuQ6b:npT2md”>Medium</g-dropdown-menu-button-caption>
    • The subsequent code block revealed after clicking the sideways arrow will resemble: <g-dropdown-menu-button-caption jscontroller=”EbPKJf” data-ddph=”” jsaction=”rcuQ6b:npT2md”>Medium</g-dropdown-menu-button-caption>
    • The final code block revealed after clicking the second sideways arrow will simply be: Medium
  3. Replace “Medium” with “Impossible” in the code. Now that you’ve located the required code block, double-click to highlight the word “Medium.” Then, replace it with “Impossible,” and click the “x” at the top right of the code window to close it.
  4. Play the game using the new “Impossible” mode. You can now engage in a game of Medium-difficulty tic-tac-toe on Google while disguising it as Impossible. Keep in mind that this is purely for show; there’s no method to triumph over the authentic Impossible mode. Nonetheless, if your determination is to emerge victorious, this straightforward method allows you to defeat Google’s tic-tac-toe without repeatedly settling for a tie.

Capture a screenshot of your “victory” to demonstrate your achievement to others. Use the “Print Screen” (Prt Sc) button and paste the image into a Paint document on a PC or press Command + Shift + 3 simultaneously on a Mac.

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