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Staff Pick | Tic-Tac-Toe set

Updated: 2012-12-30T05:06:14Z


The Kansas City Star

My 6-year-old son, Alex, and I often play tic-tac-toe the old-fashioned way, drawing it out on scrap pieces of paper. But then I came across an adorable handmade wooden set at MASH Handmade and couldn’t resist.

The artist is Joelle Felyce Geisler, who was introduced to laser-cutting at MAKEatx, a studio in Austin, Texas. You choose your hand-painted board and then pick your playing pieces, which come in a hand-stamped bag of 12. Different themes are available.

• Traditional Xs vs. Os

• Stars vs. moons

• Monsters vs. monsters (the one I chose, shown in this photo).

Each set is $26 at MASH (named for the game Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House), 3900 Pennsylvania, 816-980-7000,

The wells of the board are deep enough to easily tote it on car rides. And the set is nice enough to have out on display.

To reach Stacy Downs, House + Home editor and writer, call 816-234-4780 or send email to Follow her at

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