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Risk

The board game Risk was invented by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Albert Lamorisse in 1957.

Where’s the Fun From? – Wiffle Ball

In this installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the origin story of how David A. and David N. Mullany invented Wiffle Ball and changed summers forever!

Collector Spotlight: Gerda Scheuers

Gerda Scheuers holds the Guinness World Record for her collection of Smurf merchandise. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, she shares how her mischievous brother instigated her collecting, and which Smurf figure she’d most like to add to her collection.

The Puppetry Journal

The Puppetry Journal print magazine is published by the Puppeteers of America. Its content informs about and celebrates the art of puppetry.

Transogram – 1961 Spring-Summer Catalog

For a large part of the 20th century, Transogram Toys and Games produced an array of toys, games, outdoor sports sets, and kid-sized furniture. This dealer catalog from 1961 illustrates the company’s diverse product offerings.

British and World Marbles Championship

The British and World Marbles Championship tournament dates back to 1588.