Old Game, New Twist… Archery Tic-Tac-Toe

Old Game, New Twist… Archery Tic-Tac-Toe

Archery Tic-Tac-Toe

Keeping Archery fun is critical to keeping an archers mind sharp and keeping old games with new twists is one way to maintain engagement and improving scores. Archery Tic-Tac-Toe was developed out of a BB gun game I remember playing and my son and I extended into archery at a variety of distances. The very first game we played was in the basement at 10 yards. What we found is his ability to focus on a small target was greatly enhanced with a small amount of competition. The age old adage of aim small, miss small reared it’s head and maintains the focus of beginning archers very acutely. Keep the competition going in your household, range or club by reading the rules, printing the target PDF below and play your own game.

Archery Tic-Tac-Toe Rules

  • Two players shoot arrows at the tic-tac-toe target alternating turns.
  • The first person to claim a spot on the target leaves their arrow in the target.
  • In the event the arrow touches a line, or even two squares the shooter has the choice of which square is occupied.
  • Play the best of 5 series to claim a win.
  • Have fun, it’s a GAME!

Additional Rules

If you come up with a spectacular new rule or want to show off your results, please add them in the comments below or contact me directly to update this page. Thanks for your thoughts!

FREE PDF Download

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10 Yard Tic-Tac-Toe Archery Target (7MB)/a>


If you enjoy shooting this game then there are a variety of targets at http://targets.ws

Michael Reynolds

Mike is an avid Archer who shoots in tournaments and coaching Prairie Fire Archers.

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