Contestants play Tic Tac Toe by answering questions in order to secure squares on an electronic game board.


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Cast overview:
...  Host (1978-1985)
Jim Caldwell ...  Host (1985-1986)
Jay Stewart ...  Announcer (1978-1980)
Charlie O'Donnell ...  Announcer (1982-1986)
Mike Darrow ...  Sub-Announcer (1980)
Bob Hilton ...  Sub-Announcer (1980-1981)
...  Sub-Announcer (1981)
Art James ...  Sub-Announcer (1981-1982)


In this series, contestants play a variant of Tic Tac Toe by answering questions in order to play their X or O on an electronic game board in order to get three in a row. After that, the winner plays a bonus round where they attempt to get another three in row without accidently picking the screen with a dragon that will cost them their bonus game winnings. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Release Date:

3 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tic Tac Dough  »

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(1525 episodes)

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Did You Know?


In an interview, Wink Martindale said that while the CBS version began airing, Barry & Enright Productions secured a spot to air a syndicated version that began in the fall (the idea being to make it the first game show to air in both network daytime and daily syndication). The CBS version ended due to poor ratings, but the syndicated version drew high numbers, and as a result, had an eight-year run. See more »


[opening spiel]
Charlie O'Donnell: From Hollywood, it's everybody's game of stategy, knowledge, and fun! It's "TIC TAC DOUGH"! And now, here is the host of our show, WINK MARTINDALE!
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Followed by Tic Tac Dough (1990) See more »

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An example of a Classic Game Show
24 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

I would just like to say that if you haven't watched Tic Tac Dough on Game Show Network, you are missing out on a neat game! I think that Hollywood Squares is a revival of Tic Tac Dough and it has the same concept where you answer questions to gain an X or and O but you don't have stars as panelists, you have an electronic board, sort of like Jeopardy!. I really like it, perhaps you will too.

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