post No.599 Sets from Yellow Owl Workshop

I’m loving these colorful assorted note sets we just got in the shop from Yellow Owl Workshop.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer a bit of variety when writing notes, because I enjoy making the conscious effort to match up a design with what I think the recipient would like best. These fun patterns offer lots of options.

and if the card sets weren’t already cool enough, they went ahead and added rubber stamps to the collection as well. How fun is the Tic-Tac-Toe game?!

I’m sitting here writing this post (early a.m) and staring at the picture wondering why is this game is called “Tic Tac Toe”?  Like, who named it that? How long ago?  … and why wasn’t it called something like “x’s and o’s”?





5 thoughts on “post No.599 Sets from Yellow Owl Workshop

  1. Nerd alert. Here is the answer care of

    The game itself is thought to date to the Roman Empire. The 3 by 3 grid of a game called Terni Lapilli has been found scratched into surfaces. But because no markings have ever been discovered within the grid, evidence suggests the game might have been played with pieces placed on top.

    The name tic tac toe comes from a game by the same name, no longer played, in which players with their eyes closed tossed a pencil down onto a slate marked with numbers, and earned the score the number indicated–something like blind darts. The game dates to the mid- to late 1800s. “Ticktack,” according to the Random House Dictionary of English language, is a repetitive sound made by repetitive tapping, knocking or clicking. Thus, “tic tac toe” is an imitation of the sound the pencil makes when hitting the slate.

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