• XOBrainer is an advanced type of 5-in-a-row.

    Different from the traditional game, in XOBrainer you also have to pay attention to the colour of your pieces, as you can achieve 5-in-a-row in either shape (X’s or O’s) or colour (red or green).

    When you achieve 5-in-a-row you earn a number of points based on the placement of the row. But be careful, the game can always be won by Knock Out! Just as you think you’re winning…. Darn it!!
  • Contents of the box:

    XOBrainer game board

    2 sets of pieces – 32 X’s and 32 O’s including 2 storage bags

    25 map/mission cards and a storage bag.

    Printed instructions

    WebApp password.

  • Add another dimension to your game

    When you purchase XOBrainer, a unique code for XOBrainer WebApp is included.

    XOBrainer WebApp can be used on most smartphones or tablets.

    The WebApp can be used for:

    - Set a time limit for each move in the game variation TimeBomb
    - Keep track of the colour order when playing Random
    - Drawing lots



Set a time limit for each move to add extra pressure
The TimeBomb counter is available in the XOBrainer WebApp. You can set the timer at 10, 20, 30 or 40 seconds.

When the timer is on, either a X or an O will be shown on the screen, counting down the seconds. When a player has finished his move, touch the piece on the screen to end the turn. Think fast and several moves ahead!

Your opponent’s time starts, when you end your turn by touching the screen. If a player doesn’t finish his turn before time runs out, the turn is lost.


Play with randomly selected colour order. Draw 4 pieces from your bag and place them, in the order they were drawn, in the line-up area.

This way the players only know the colour order of the next 4 pieces. When the first 4 pieces have been played, you draw 4 new randomly selected pieces.

You can also use the XOBrainer WebApp to play Random. The WebApp will choose the pieces for you and show the colour order on the screen.


Solve a secret mission and score bonus points!

Each player draws a card, before starting the round. The card is kept secret from teammates and opponents until the round has been won by 5-in-a-row.

The card depicts the player’s secret mission; to place as many pieces pictured on the card as possible. Every mission piece placed according to the card earns the player/team 3 bonus points, but only if the player/ team also achieves 5-in-a-row.

If a player/team succeeds placing all pieces as depicted on one card and achieving 5-in-a-row, the game is won by Knock Out.


With the game variation Map you start the game with a different set up each time.

Before the start of the round, each player/team draws a map card. The card depicts 4 placements of the game pieces, each player/team places X’s and O’s on the game board according to the card.

This way, each round starts with a new and challenging starting point.