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We’re always interested in looking at new spins of classic games. Just last week we took a look at Roc-a-Tac, a mashup between popular classics tic-tac-toe and rock-paper-scissors. Sticking with the tic-tac-toe theme, Kenneth Boreham’s Grid of War is tic-tac-toe with some new twists.
The game starts with the classic tic-tac-toe board but expands to a 5x5 board once one of the players makes three in a row. The goal is to get five in a row. Users can use two different special abilities that make the gameplay even more action-packed. Bombs are used to blow up both an ‘X’ or ‘O’ and the tile itself. No Xs or Os can be placed on a tile that’s been bombed for one turn. The other special ability is the Switch, which can be used to change an X to an O or vice versa. Additionally, switched pieces become indestructible for a turn.
This new twist on classic tic-tac-toe is available for only $0.99 and is a universal app.
Mash-ups seem to be a good way to make a creative and potentially enjoyable iOS game. This mash-up, Rock-a-Tac, is a mix between simple classics tic-tac-toe and rock-paper-scissors. This confrontation of double hyphenated games includes a tic-tac-toe board being filled up by either rocks, paper, or scissors.
The win a game of Rock-a-Tac, users must fill a row with either rock, paper, or scissors. But, unlike tic-tac-toe, there are no ties in Rock-a-Tac. When a board is filled with no winner, rows are won by rock-paper-scissor elements.
There are both single and multiplayer modes in Rock-a-Tac. The single player mode pits players against an AI opponent while multiplayer can be against friends or random opponents via Game Center.
For mixup of two very simple games, the graphics look quite interesting. There are various arenas to do battle on and different looking teams to compete with (including heroes and villains). There are both free and paid versions. The paid version is $0.99 and includes no ads.
I studied Ancient Egypt once upon a time as part of my studies. Unfortunately there wasn't a gaming module to it otherwise I might have encountered the Tic Tac Toe-like Siga. It's a game that's been around for countless centuries with its game designs even displayed on temples within Egypt. Clearly at one point, it was very popular. Players of both Tic Tac Toe and Go will recognize certain elements, too.
Much like Tic Tac Toe, players must move all the game pieces to form a line. There's a bit more strategy to it than that, of course, but games are typically quick, much like the aforementioned Western game. It should provide a great change to the regular games of this type. Siga for the iPhone and iPad also provides the ability to play a two player game on the same device as well as via Game Center. Besides being fun, it might even educate children all about what people got up to in Ancient Egypt.
Siga is out now just in time for all those long summer trips with the kids. It's free to download.