The Chinatown Fair arcade had tick-tack-toe-playing chickens for some 50 years. A decade ago they disappeared, but those nostalgic for them can visit the casino in Monticello, New York.
When we saw this New York Times article about tick-tack-toe playing chickens, we just had to share.
These feathered females are impressive to say the least. Not only do they play the classic game against casino visitors, but they can act as well. When each of these hens appear at the Monticello Casino and Raceway in upstate New York, they take on the role of Roxy, the tick-tack-toe-playing chicken, leaving their original identities -- with names ranging from Lady Gaga to Mary Poppins -- behind.
After watching the above video, many of us here in the office were left unsure about our own tick-tack-toe chops and whether or not we'd actually be able to beat these game masters! Do you think you could take on one of these birds and win?
As for the machine the chickens use, take our advice and don't think about it. It's more fun that way.
This was posted by TODAY.com producer and writer Lisa Granshaw. She is currently planning a trip to this casino, solely for the chickens.
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