While the roster of pieces grow, Ella and I have been brainstorming in the meantime on other rock game crafts we could come up with. And her clever idea was Tic Tac Toe rocks. After quickly painting on some X's and O's in (sadly) the only available colours we had on hand (20 lbs of stuff in our craft bin and all we have are orange and red? seriously??) "But we need something cool for the board". Say no more, little one... now that is right up my alley! A reversible little double knit Tic Tac Toe board was made expeditiously and we were all playing game after game before we knew it.
I was tempted to knit a case for it, and I still might eventually. But for now, it's found a home on a table off in a little nook. Easy for all to quickly get a game in here and there.
I've written up the pattern, which is so simple it's almost embarrassing to publish. But your little rock collector will be glad you whipped one up for them ;-)