After playing hours of video games, it might start to feel like your brain is functioning on autopilot. Instead of your cerebral function guiding your fingers, they seem to move on their own while your eyes resort to being the audience. As your brain becomes a digital zombie, any sudden cognitive function will no doubt put your brain into a state of shock. Just like you need to warm up before a strenuous workout, your brain also needs a warm up to protect itself from the potential of popping a vein.
Tic Tac Toe might be a simple game, but its the perfect tool to get your brain warmed up, as it requires an incredible amount of concentration and strategy for a game that can be done in less than a minute. This simple game of Tic Tac Toe transforms into a sculptural piece at the hands of famed designer Jonathan Adler. His eclectic and cheerful attitude towards design is reflected in this set made of unnecessarily rich materials like marble and brass. The designer even points out that the brass pieces will naturally patina over time, a luxurious process that is seldom associated with a game that can be done on any piece of paper.
Although the opulence of such a simple game may seem out of place, maybe that’s the whole point that Adler was trying to get across; how the mundane can be elevated to a sculptural piece that can be cherished. A simple enough game to be played even drunk, the Brass Tic Tac Toe Set will make for a perfect holiday gift.