Noughts and Crosses is an ancient game that has been played in Britain for centuries. This deceptively simple game is also called Tic Tac Toe. The precise origins of Noughts and Crosses are unknown but there has been evidence that the game of Noughts and Crosses was actually played by the Ancient Egyptians in around 1300 BC.
The Romans certainly enjoyed a game of Noughts and Crosses. Terni Lapilli was a popular Roman game which was played in exactly the same way as Noughts and Crosses by using counters or stones that the players positioned onto a carved grid. This using of objects is the foundation of giant noughts and crosses as well.
There are 255,168 possible outcomes to a game of Noughts and Crosses. This seems to suggest that this game is a little more complicated than it first appears!