Review | Tic Tac Tome by Willy Yonkers

This is one snarky book.

I first heard of Willy Yonker’s Tic Tac Tome from Twitter, where Sabrina was talking about how frustrating it is (even her friends couldn’t beat it!). Naturally, being the curious person that I am, I was interested. A book that thinks it can beat people at Tic Tac Toe? I wasn’t convinced. I was lucky enough to receive this book from Quirk Books to review before its publication date on June 10th, 2014, so I had extra time to show the book who’s boss! The bad news for me is that I still haven’t won once.

The instructions are easy enough: choose a square you’d like to play on, then flip the page to the number in that square. Repeat until the game is over.  Apparently there is only one way to win against the book, so it makes for many hours of playing time – especially if you’re playing with friends! It is interactive and entertaining and held my attention for longer than I’d like to admit. It would be perfect for long road trips or to pass around at get-togethers. I know that I will be sharing this game with many of my friends!

Just for fun, here is another video of me stalemated against the book:

Again. I am not the #tictactoe master I thought I was!

A post shared by Karen M. (@onemorepageblog) on

Verdict: A cheeky book that is really, really good at Tic Tac Toe.
Read/play if: You think you’re a tic tac toe master, want a fun one-person game to play, love puzzles and brain teasers.

Do you think you could beat this book at Tic Tac Toe?

Ps. Thank you to Sabrina for the idea of filming a video with this review! Check out her review here!

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