The game is the same as the game Tic-Tac-Toe, but with a 2x2 grid.
The first player places a cross, and the second toe. After that, the first player places a cross, crosses out two crosses in a row and says "Tic Tac."
 Role in the episode
In "Patrick! The Game," Patrick tries to make his own game which leads him to creating "Tic Tac." He starts playing it with Squidward who keeps winning because he went first every time. After many games, Patrick gives up on the game.
- When making the game, Patrick was trying to make an easier and faster version of Tic-Tac-Toe.
- Tic Tac is a reference to a game in the SpongeBob SquarePants magazine, also called "Tic-Tac." Patrick complained that SpongeBob won every time.