Shahar Peleg’s – Mirror Tic Tac Toe Illusion


Now this one is eye-candy! One of the first games I ever learned to play as a child was Tic Tac Toe. We call this game differently here in Croatia, but if you translated the meaning literally, it would be “Crosses and Circles“. Mirror Tic Tac Toe by Peleg Design is a rad little optical illusion board game with half O’s and X’s that only are complete when put in play. I’m not exactly sure weather you see the O’s and X’s correctly if you look at the board under different, more extreme angle, but Sahar Peleg surely created very interesting and innovative approach to this game.

Shahar Peleg is a multi-disciplined designer, who designs, develops and produces commercial products in small quantities. Shahar designs every-day objects with additional values which give them a fresh character. His experimentation with optical illusions and “magic” result in smart and surprising products that challenge the spectator to take a closer, more detailed look. His products are characterized by minimalist form and with the use of ordinary materials, usually produced in “low tech” production processes and at times even handmade.

  • Dave Leigh

    It looks fine from any angle, as you can see from the closeups, or by performing the most basic test with a mirror.

  • Anonymous

    That is so cool. first comment??

  • Anonymous

    That;s really cool! what a great gift as well! 1st post?

  • Gibbon

    This is genius!!!
    Simple as

  • uvalntine

    Nice one!!!

    but is his name Sahar or Shahar? either way, he’s Israeli, as am I… Yay.

  • Anonymous

    haha this is awesome.

    i want one

  • Hassan

    Now thats something :D

  • Tim

    Great idea – I want one!

  • Bonnise

    dude i wish i had that it would be so much easier to pack and youd have a mirror with you @ all times. as a girl, mirrors are a neccesity!!!

  • Anonymous

    hell0 i ammm a girl… i love tic tac toe. circles and crosses are cool too!iwish i had a tictac toe set that did that. l8r!

  • LoKi

    This is the most beautiful ticatactoe game I have ever seen. I will probably attempt to make one myself like it.
    Not entirely sure this counts as an illusion though, but opinions will no doubt differ…

  • Anonymous

    ooh i want that!

    • terrorist

      no you don’t

  • Kitten

    I think that’s really neat.

    • weewee

      eye dont lik kitnz

  • Lucy

    That is absolutely amazing. Nice thought-out idea.

    Enough said. <3

  • I

    cool illusion. but i kinda noticed it after about a min.

    keep up the cool illusions!!! i lov your site!

  • Anonymous

    Very nice indeed!
    But is it an illusion?


  • mcamporelli

    In the Netharlands, this game is called Butter, Cheese and Eggs (“Boter, kaas en eieren” in Dutch). Crosses and circles seems more logical to me. :-)
    Anyhow, this looks very stylish!

    • Very creative mirror, a very special gift idea, love it!

  • Wanda

    too cute, i love it.

  • zac

    This guy is an Israeli- you can buy them at the tel aviv art market. i almost bought one- its still and x and o no matter what angle you see it at, and also if you turn the pieces upside down you can make squared os and curvy xs. its cool.

  • Anonymous

    thats is amazing

  • Philip

    On the first pic, before I saw the split “X” I thought it was normal where there were full “X”‘s and “O”‘s. Well done!

  • Anonymous

    This is cool, very clever… I like it… By the way.. in Mexico we call this game “Gato” (Cat) not sure why though…

  • Anonymous

    that’s really cool, but i think it won’t look good without the white walls around :(

  • BrownE123

    This game is known as noughts (or is it naughts?) & crosses in the UK.

  • Tomlack

    Now who would do something like this! It’s a neat effect, but I am not sure if I like it or not.

  • Dragana

    Kruzic krizic :D
    Pratim ovaj blog vec mjesecima i nisam znala da si iz Hrvatske :)

  • Canaan Online

    It is cool! you can buy it at

  • YourHolyLandStore

    Cool game !!

  • Susi

    really nice idea. i’d like one.
    in germany its tic tac toe as well, because we’ve many english words.
    this site is great.

  • Anonymous

    Thats really cool!!!!

  • Anonymous

    OMG that is soo rad

  • iz it really an illusion? still, kool

  • nice that pretty cool

  • baby girl

    cool, i really want one!!!!

  • CK

    pretty snazzy.

  • Grace


  • ZL123

    If you look at it from the top it won’t look like Xs and Os…

  • Grace


  • Becky

    Nice mirror

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