Noughts and crosses is a very popular children's game played all over the world, however a game whose origin does not seem to be localized, taking, very different designations.
For example, in Great Britain, it is called "noughts and crosses", in the United States "tick tack toe", in France "morpion", in Spain "las três en raya" (three in line) ) and in Brazil «jogo da velha» (game of the old woman).
Under its simplicity, some enigmas are housed, one of which is surely the reasons for its Portuguese name - Game of the cock - but why of the cock?
In this series of prints, some explanatory hypotheses are developed for this difficult-to-solve question - «The explanations» - play up with the Portuguese name of this game and its attractive geometry made of crossed lines and simple symbols such as circles and the crosses.
Exhibited from December 5th 2009 to January 5th 2010 at the 6th Engraving Festival of Évora, International Biennal at D. Manuel Palace in Évora; ando from June 26th do July 14th 2020 at Cultural Center Convento de S. José in Lagoa.