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This ancient game of Korean Hanja tictactoe, popularly known as 'Hwatu,' is a much-loved pasttime of Koreans everywhere. The game dates back to the first half of the 20th century and is believed to have originated during the Japanese occupation of Korean in the early 1900s. It was also popular during the Korean War and continues to be enjoyed by both young and old.

The objective of the game is simple: the players take turns to place their respective marks (X for one and O for the other) on a 3 by 3 board. The first player to place their mark in three rows, columns, or diagonals wins. It is an extremely strategic game since each move affects the choices of all the other players.

The game is full of interesting folklore and stories, some passed down from generation to generation. Legend has it that a man once composed a song about the game and its players, describing how a master of the game of Hanja tictactoe could think several moves ahead and make wining moves at the right time. A popular story which is often quoted during Hwatu matches is the one about a clever woman who bested her husband, a master of the game, in a match.

Hwatu is enjoyed in many countries around the world. Many variations also exist, including games with differently sized boards, different numbers of players, and other rules. The game is very easy to learn and can be played by all age groups and skill levels.

It is not only popular in Korea, but it is also a source of national pride for many people. Several national tournaments are organized in Korea every year, and people from different parts of the world come together to enjoy the competition and celeation of Hwatu.

It is a game of intense focus, quick thinking, and clever strategy. Stories of the game can often be seen in literature, be it books or television shows. Hwatu is also often used in education as a teaching tool, allowing students to practice problem-solving and strategic thinking.

Hwatu is a game that has stood the test of time. It has a long history and will continue to be treasured by Koreans and everyone else who enjoys playing it.