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Game Overview

You are probably familiar with the common game of tic-tac-toe. For this chapter I have created a version of the game that can be played by two people over the Internet (or a network). As you probably already know—and should, by now!—a game that can be played in this way is called a multiplayer game. Tic-tac-toe is played on a simple board (or a piece of paper) that displays a 3-by-3 grid. Each player has a letter that he or she can place in a grid space; this is usually either X or O. After a move is made, the other player can then make a move. The winner of the game is the first person to establish a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal straight line of three of the same letters. If the board is filled and there has been no match, then there is no winner of this game but the game is over.

Here is how a game of multiplayer tic-tac-toe would typically be initiated and played. There are at least two people in a room in the chat. One of them decides to challenge another. The challenge is made by clicking the user name in the user list. Let's call the challenger Player 1. The person who was challenged, Player 2, can then either accept or decline the challenge. If Player 2 accepts the challenge, then both players are immediately taken to the game screen.


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