Every child knows how to play this game.
You make a square of
and each of the two players, playing alternately, puts his mark (a
or a cross, as the case may be) in a cell with the object of getting
three in a line.
Whichever player first gets three in a line wins with
the exulting cry:—
My last go;
Three jolly butcher boys
All in a row."
It is a very ancient game. But if the two players
knowledge of it, one of three things must always happen.
(1) The first
player should win;
(2) the first player should lose; or
(3) the game
should always be drawn.
Which is correct?