Thursday, 12 June 2014

Review: Tic Tac Tome by Willy Yonkers

The Premise: So this is actually a Tic Tac Toe game but in book form. Written by Willy Yonkers, the tag line of the book is "The Book that will Beat You at Tic Tac Toe". The idea is to play Tic Tac Toe alone, using the book, with two options, either you go first or the book goes first, and either or can be chosen depending on which end of the book you start from. In the foreword of the book, the book itself takes on a personality (which I personally love) and it explains that it is nearly impossible to beat it and that has been "created" for the sole purpose of beating you (the reader/the player) at the game.

My overall thoughts and review: First of all, the premise of it sounds so interesting. I think that this book would make for great fun to bring along on trips and stuff, where you can play it, your friends can play it, etc etc. I have played it multiple times now starting from the front where I pick the first move and the back where the book starts first, and I have yet to win. I haven't lost though so I guess that is a good thing, but it is mostly a draw. I even got the boy to play it too, and so far only draws. I really enjoyed this and how well the book predicts your move so perfectly, to win. My favorite part is especially the Frequently Asked Questions in the front of the book that really made me laugh out loud. Overall I really enjoyed it, and will continue to try to beat it (even if it says it is impossible) it is such fun. Definitely recommend this if you are a fan of the good ol' fashioned game and would like a creative way to have this game sit on your bookshelf.

Rating of the book: 4/5 stars.

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me from Quirk for consideration/review. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. I loved the FAQ too, they were so funny. It's definitely a cool book!