Top positive review
Traditional game and decor in one
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2020
I thought this would be a great little table game to have always set out. Not only is it a piece for decor but it’s a simple game for children to play. Even my teen finds it entertaining to piddle with.
The tray that has nine slots for the X’s and O’s (hearts) is a natural wood grain that has been sanded and polished. The corners have been nicely done and are soft to the touch. The long edges on each side have been rounded and add to the pleasing look.
The tiles are all very similar in size. They vary ever so slightly but to me that just says they weren’t stamped out by some machine. I like the handmade quality. Each block is smooth and finished. The X’s and O’s are actually X’s and hearts. They are cut from a thin metal sheet and then nailed onto the tile. The nail heads are tiny and add even more character to the tiles. The cutouts are almost perfect but most likely stamped by a hand machine or cut. Again, nothing is absolutely perfect that it looks like it came from a factory. It all adds to the unique qualities and quaint charm.
The bottom of the base has four pads to protect the surface the game sits on. It also keeps the board from sliding around when playing with the pieces.
This is a sweet addition for a coffee table or even a kids room. I think the large pieces are easy to manuipliate and good for small and large hands alike. The pieces are all smooth so there is no concern of jagged edges or splinters. My wife likes the hearts for O’s and thinks it makes them feel more personable. It’s rustic and charming. There are many applications or even just a practical game to play. My kids have enjoyed tinkering with this game. It’s also small enough that they have carried it from room to room on their own. The playing pieces nestle into the base as well making it easy to transport even for littles.