My next game I am going to share with you is another Tic-tac-toe game, but it’s played a little differently. This is played like the game show on T.V. called Hollywood Squares. I used this game for a Sharing Time, and everyone had a really fun time, even the adults.
So, first of all you have to write up some questions. Any kinds of question, multiple choice, true or false, I also had some where I read a scripture and asked a question about that scripture that they had to answer. Then, find 9 adults to help you out, they will be your tic-tac-toe grid. You need to have them sit in 3 rows of 3. I had the first row in little chairs and the second and third row in big chairs. Before my Sharing Time I made big name tags for each of the 9 adults to wear around their necks. And I also made each adult one ‘X’ sign and one ‘O’ sign.
I split the primary into two teams, the X’s and the O’s. Each team takes turns picking one of the adults. Then, the adult that the team chose is asked a question. They answer the question, but they can answer correctly or they can bluff and make-up a fake answer. The team has to choose whether to agree or disagree with the answer that was given. If the team makes the right decision they get the square, and the adult then holds up either the ‘X’ or ‘O’ sign. If the team agrees with the adult when the answer is wrong or vice versa, the opposing team automatically gets the square, unless that causes the opposing team to get three in a row. In that case, the opposing team has to win the square on their own, having the adult answer a new question.
Another way of winning the round is: if no one has gotten 3 in a row, but has 5 squares marked with their ‘X’ or ‘O’ they win.
We played a few rounds of this, and kept score of how many rounds they won. This is a lot of fun!!