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This is an early form of Noughts and Crosses. A board cut for this game that was made in 1400 BC has been found at an ancient temple in Kurna (in Egypt); the Greeks played it around 40 BC; the Chinese played it around 500 BC; it was a popular game in England in the 14 th Century.
For two players: each player has 3 counters.
To start: players take it in turns to place their counters on vacant circles on the board.