Introduction: Tic-Tac-Boat

Tic-Tac-Boat is a combination of both Tic-Tac-Toe and Slingshot. They are both fun and enjoyable, promoting active thinking and can be played by anyone.

Typically, Tic Tac Toe is played on paper by marking X and O within a 3 by 3 square grid with a winner being the first to get 3 X or O lined up. With the redesign, there is a fixed play surface and ping pong balls ang cups used in place of pencils to mark player selection. The “slingshot” aspect is incorporated in the cannon using a push/pull method to “shoot” the small ball (color is based by the ship ex. Blue ball for blue ship and red ball for red ship) into the tic-tac-toe grid.

The game will showcase the acceleration motion of the ball going upward, as well as the free fall motion as it's travelling downward and this game will also be illustrating the displacement of the ball after it been shot. The impact the ball will be making will be determined on its acceleration going upward, the higher the greater the impact.

How to play the game:

1. The game requires two players, and they must choose which team color they should be in (Red or Blue).

2. There are 4 Cannons per ship, each player is given 25 cannonballs with their colors corresponding to the ship’s colors (Although you can only use two).

3. Aim the cannon balls on the tic-tac-toe grid to create a pattern.

4. The first colored cannon ball to land on the box can’t be used by the other ship.

5. Note that the acceptable patterns will only be: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal.

6. The winner will be determined on which ship creates a). pattern of three on a grid first.


For the Boat

1. Plywood 3mm (1/8”) or a cardboard of the same size

2. Scissors

3. Poster Paints

4. Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

5. Yarns

6. Cannon Toy

7. Barbecue Sticks

*For the Cannon you can either 3d print it or purchase one or make one using a 3D printer)

For the Board

1. Plywood (12 inches by 12 inches) or a cardboard of the same size

2. Paint

Step 1: How to Make the Boat

For the bottom part, make a shape shown from the picture (blue highlighted lines).

Step 2: For the Back Part, Make a Shape Shown From the Picture.

Step 3: For the Ark, Style Boat, Make a Zigzag Pattern to Fill Up the Empty Parts.

Now you have the bottom part of the boat.

Step 4: Repeat the Process for the 2nd Layer.

Step 5: Now Make a Line Looking Like This. That Will Be Your Reference for Your Figure.

Step 6: Remember the First Zigzag Pattern. Now Do It and Remove Your Reference Line, It Should Look Like a Shark Jaw.

Step 7: To Fill It Up, Line Them Each to Fill Up.

Now you are done with the parts.

(The red part is optional)

Step 8: Make a Square Somewhere in Your Boat and Reference Lines.

Use that reference box to design your own shed!

Step 9: Use That Reference Box to Design Your Own Shed!

Now fill it up and design them!

Step 10: Make a Shape Like This.

Then fill it up.

Step 11: Use the Push/ Pull Tool to Make It Look Like This .

Step 12: Now Do This With a Measurement of 3.

Then repeat the process of push/pull.

Step 13: Recolor Then Copy-paste Them Around the Ship.

Step 14: Make a Circle Shape, Then Repeat the Push/pull Method.

Repeat the same method thrice.

Step 15: Rotate It Here, Then Repeat the Circle Method.

Step 16: Now Add Lines for Details.

And you’re done with the ship!

Step 17: Now for the Cannon! (lets Start With the Wheels)

Make a circle.

Step 18: Add Another Circle at the Center.

Then make it look like a wheel.

Step 19: Do the Push/ Pull Method.

Now we are done with the wheel let us put that aside for the next step.

Next steps are going to be very complicated.

Step 20: Make a Circle for Its Mouth, Then Do the Push/ Method.

Step 21: Rotate Them and It Should Look Like This.

Step 22: Using the Inverted Push/pull Now It Should Look Like This.

Step 23: Using the Push/ Pull Again Now It Should Look Like This.

You can add details if you want that is optional.

Now for its stand.

Step 24: Make a Shape Like This Then, to the Push/pull Method.

Make two copies and then let us move to another one.

Step 25: Make a Shape Like This, Then Do the Push/pull Method.

Step 26: Assemble Them.

Step 27: Put the Canon in Its Wheels.

And you’re done with the cannon!

You are ALMOST DONE!!! YAY!!!

Step 28: Making of Board to Hold the Cups

Make a square with the size of 3 x 3 in 3d model maker app (in real time 12 by 12 inches of plywood or cardboard).

Step 29: Now Find the Midpoint and Type 50 > Enter.

Step 30: Using the Push/ Pull Method Pull the Outer Box Up.

Step 31: Then Make a 3 X 3 Boxes.

Step 32: Then After That Color Them.

All done!