Why has tic tac toe survived as a game when the game is unwinnable if both players are even slightly educated on the strategy?

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Why has tic tac toe survived as a game when the game is unwinnable if both players are even slightly educated on the strategy?

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Because it’s for young children. It’s the first game most kids learn. Once you learn how to make every game a draw, you move on to more adult games.

Most people are introduced to it when they are not aware of what a solved game it is. Their first games will be exciting, tactical and will probably result in a non-draw outcome.

It doesn’t last long, eventually it’s draw after draw, but you’ve already built that memory of when it was fun and it’s simple enough to pass along to new generations to give them that same sensation.

Somebody do a mockdoc on adult ttt players. Follow them from regional competitions to the nationals till, finally, a show down. Except of course that never happens because every game is a draw.