# my first Tic-Tac-Toe game

This is my first post here, as I just started learning a bit of code pretty recently through "Automate Boring Stuff".

In one exercise, to learn about dictionaries, it was shown how to build a tic tac toe board where players could place their marks. I decided to try to use the exercise as a basis and create the rest of game mechanics, like winning conditions, allowing only the right inputs, no placing over already placed marks, etc.

I would like to have someone look at the code and see what are some bad practices that I might have commited. I would also like to know if there is a easier and more concise way of defining the winning conditions as I do not see my method scaling well for a game with a bigger board or something like that.

Bellow is my code:

theBoard = {'top-L': ' ', 'top-M': ' ', 'top-R': ' ',
'mid-L': ' ', 'mid-M': ' ', 'mid-R': ' ',
'low-L': ' ', 'low-M': ' ', 'low-R': ' '}

def printBoard(board): #function to print board
print(board['top-L'] + '|' + board['top-M'] + '|' + board['top-R'])
print('-+-+-')
print(board['mid-L'] + '|' + board['mid-M'] + '|' + board['mid-R'])
print('-+-+-')
print(board['low-L'] + '|' + board['low-M'] + '|' + board['low-R'])

print('''
Hi! This is my tic-tac-toe text based game.
To make your move, write where you want to play:

top-L   top-M   top-R
mid-L   mid-M   mid-R
low-L   low-M   low-R

''')

turn= 'X' #starting
while True:
printBoard(theBoard)
print(f'Turn for {turn}. Where will you play?')
try:
move = input()
if theBoard[move] == ' ':
theBoard[move] = turn
if turn == 'X':
turn = 'O'
else:
turn = 'X'
else:
print('That move is not possible!')
continue
except KeyError:
print('''Wrong input.
To make your move, write where you want to play:

top-L   top-M   top-R
mid-L   mid-M   mid-R
low-L   low-M   low-R

''')
continue
if ((theBoard['top-L']==theBoard['top-M']==theBoard['top-R']) and theBoard['top-L']!=' ')\
or ((theBoard['mid-L']==theBoard['mid-M']==theBoard['mid-R']) and theBoard['mid-R']!=' ')\
or ((theBoard['low-L']==theBoard['low-M']==theBoard['low-R']) and theBoard['low-L']!=' ')\
or ((theBoard['top-L']==theBoard['mid-M']==theBoard['low-R']) and theBoard['top-L']!=' ')\
or ((theBoard['low-L']==theBoard['mid-M']==theBoard['top-R']) and theBoard['low-L']!=' ')\
or ((theBoard['top-L']==theBoard['mid-L']==theBoard['low-L']) and theBoard['top-L']!=' ')\
or ((theBoard['top-M']==theBoard['mid-M']==theBoard['low-M']) and theBoard['top-M']!=' ')\
or ((theBoard['top-R']==theBoard['mid-R']==theBoard['low-R']) and theBoard['top-R']!=' '):
break

if turn == 'X':
turn = 'O'
else:
turn = 'X'
print(f'Good Job {turn}, you won!')