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How About a Game of Thermonuc-, er, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe!

December 14, 2008

Spindrift’s latest game addition is Treasure Box’s implementation of 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, or as she calls it, 3D3T, three-dee-three-tee.  :) 

Paradox Olbers staring at all 64 positions in an effort to see the 76 winning lines ...

Paradox Olbers staring at all 64 positions in an effort to see the 76 winning lines ...

But be warned!  This isn’t the trivial 3x3x3 first-player-always-wins version; *this* is the non-trivial 4x4x4 grid, with 3 selectable sizes of blocks for better viewing ease, and a sixty-second timer on each player’s moves.

Pondering my new 4x4x4 3d Tic-Tac-Toe set

Pondering my new 4x4x4 3d Tic-Tac-Toe set

To start a game, have one of the 2 players click on the overhead “3D Tic-Tac-Toe” sign, then select the sphere or the pyramid for their playing pieces.  Now the one-minute timer starts!  This insures a fast game.

You can get your own copy at the SkyWheels Gallery for the Holiday pricing of L$3500 at

A 64 position playing field ...

A 64 position playing field ...

For strategy tips, try this page

Drop by anytime and try out this set! No fees – free to play. It’s been strongly proven that the first player can always win.  Can you?

An additional four pictures are up at my flickr site.

Cypress Rosewood concert 7PM Sat Jan 19th!

January 17, 2008


4th and latest Cypress Rosewood monthly Planets concert Sat Jan 19th on Spindrift!  More info as I learn it.  :) [news tip provided by science reporter Troy McLuhan – thx!]

Update: Cypress Rosewood Planets concert 5 will be a solo performance of “Jupiter” on Feb 13th at 7PM SLT.


Welcome to Spindrift & the SciLands!

January 4, 2008

Spindrift Island is my SciLands news blog.  My SciEye column will be roving the SciLands and SL to seek out new science, tech, and engineering sims and pixels.

I have a separate personal blog, Paradoxically. It deals with space construction in RL and SL, both news and cultural representations [yes, science fiction] past and present. Other aspects of both rl and sl are there too, like the PriceWatch and baseball.

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