This page explains how to complete Tic-Tac-Logic interactive puzzles.

Tic-Tac-Logic puzzles can be played interactively on the computer, offering many features and advantages compared to pencil and paper. This section explains everything about how to play Tic-Tac-Logic on the computer.

Placing and deleting symbols

Placing and deleting symbols

Tic-Tac-Logic interactive is played by placing X and O symbols in a grid. First click on a square places an X, second click places an O and third click brings the square back to its original state.

Completing row or column

Completing row or column

When all squares in a row or a column are completed, a gray triangle will appear. To finish the game, all squares must be filled with X and O symbols according to the rules. When the last symbol is correctly placed in the puzzle a congratulations message together with a thumbnail of the puzzle will pop up.

Using the rulers (Keyboard: Spacebar)

Using the rulers (Keyboard: Spacebar)

Tic-Tac-Logic interactive offers horizontal and vertical rulers to help focus on the row or column being solved. To view a ruler, place mouse over one of the ruler sliders located under or to the right of the grid. To lock the ruler, click mouse on the ruler tip or press the spacebar key on the keyboard. To unlock the ruler, click mouse on the ruler tip or press the spacebar key again. Note: Sometimes the game may require comparing a pair of rows or columns. To view two rulers, first lock the ruler which will be used as reference and then move mouse over the ruler slider.

Toolbar

Toolbar

All game functions are accessed through the toolbar. For some toolbar buttons, keyboard shortcut keys are also available as listed below. Toolbar may be positioned horizontally or vertically using the rotate button on the left edge, and relocated anywhere in the game by dragging its frame.

Zoom in

Zoom in

Enlarge small puzzles for best viewing on your screen.

Zoom out

Zoom out

Reduce large puzzles for best fit on your screen.

Undo (Keyboard: U)

Undo (Keyboard: U)

Go back as many steps in the game as you want.

Redo (Keyboard: R)

Redo (Keyboard: R)

Go forward after using Undo as many steps as you want.

Mark square

Mark square

Marking squares is a useful feature to place a temporary X or O pencilmark while solving a puzzle. When in the Mark square mode, first click on a square places a small X, second click places a small O and third click brings the square back to its original state.

Clear marks

Clear marks

Clear all marked squares at once.

Restart puzzle

Restart puzzle

Restart puzzle to solve from the beginning.

Check puzzle (Keyboard: C)

Check puzzle

Check all filled squares for errors.

Progress

Progress

Show elapsed solving time.

Show solution

Show solution

Show solution of the puzzle. Using this button will also end the game.

Preferences

Preferences

Open Preferences dialog box. New preferences will be automatically saved on the computer.

Preferences dialog box

  • Auto check completed lines: Check this box to automatically show errors when a row or column is completed.
  • Show conflicts: Check this box to automatically show conflicts (duplication) between two rows or columns during the game.
  • Reverse clicks order: Check this box to reverse the order of mouse clicks.
  • Sound on: Check this box to turn sound on.

About

About

Open About dialog box to see puzzle size, difficulty, ID, title and other information.

Help

Help

Open How to play Tic-Tac-Logic page you are reading now.

Print options

Print options

Open Print dialog box. New print options will be automatically saved on the computer.

Print options dialog box

Print

  • Puzzle: Select to print puzzle.
  • Solution: Select to print solution.
  • Current state: Select to print current solution state.

Scaling

  • Preferred image scale: Reduce or enlarge printout.
  • Attempt to reduce to page: Check this box to automatically fit large puzzles on a single page. When this box is unchecked, large puzzles will print in multiple pages according to selected scaling.
  • Attempt to enlarge to page: Check this box to automatically enlarge small puzzles to fit on a whole page. When this box is unchecked, small puzzles will print according to selected scaling.
  • Select optimal orientation: Check this box to automatically select puzzle orientation.

Save puzzle (Keyboard: S)

Save puzzle (Keyboard: S)

Save current state of the puzzle.

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