Games are fun because they stimulate our brains. Games for people with Alzheimer’s can be low-tech, high-tech, or anything in between. Every care community in the world probably has a Bingo game – and that’s about as low tech as you can get – yet Bingo has been shown to have positive effects when played by Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients. Tic-Tac-Toe is another low tech game that can make you think a little and almost everyone will recognize and remember playing.
This is a beautiful wooden set perfect for any coffee table, that transforms the traditional pencil and paper game into a fun tactile one that will be enjoyed for hours. Tic-tac-toe has been enjoyed by children for centuries, and is known as Noughts & Crosses in the United Kingdom. Played on a 3 x 3 grid, it is a simple game for two (X & O, X plays first) and the winner successfully places three marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row. Grid marks found etched in surfaces throughout the ancient Roman Empire suggest the game Terni Lapilli may have been the original Tic-tac-toe. Interestingly, with roots in an ancient world, Tic-tac-toe was the very first computer game in the world!
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