How to Play the “Ping-Pong Tic-Tac-Toe” Game

You’ll need a bunch of ping-pong balls. The more you have the better, but if you’ve only got three per player, then you’ll have to have some students fetching the ping-pong balls and returning them to the participant.

You’ll also need 18 plastic cups. In our case we used red Solo cups and we taped them to a piece of cardboard so they wouldn’t move or tip over. This made the game go faster and more smoothly than if we didn’t secure them in place.

Have two people pitted against each other. The first player to get three-in-a-row (a tic-tac-toe) wins. The participants must bounce the ping-pong ball into the cups (they can’t lob them in, as you’ll see at the beginning of the video). It was fun to have the other students who were watching help keep the ping-pong balls from going all over the place.

See the game in action:

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