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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Articles Written By: Joanna Hauser

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles were invented by British cartographer John Spilsbury in 1766.

Punch King

Fans of classic boxing arcade games can enjoy the pastime in their own home thanks to Punch King from Firebox.

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TheDominoKing YouTube channel features one artist’s quest to replicate some of the most recognizable characters from the world of video games using only dominoes.

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The Friday Five: Matt Proulx

Matt Proulx oversees location-based entertainment at Hasbro. Here, Proulx shares Hasbro’s plans for a theme park at West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, as announced in December 2019.

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Novelty Automation – London, England

Part fun-house, part arcade, Novelty Automation offers a cheeky look at life and play through a collection of “satirical home-made machines”.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

The hand game ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ is a competitive pursuit with tournaments held around the globe.

Antique Collecting

Antique Collecting magazine is a long-standing resource for collectors of objects from eras past. Available only by subscription, it publishes ten times a year in both print and digital formats.

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The Friday Five: Jill Nash Malool

Jill Nash Malool is the Museum Director at Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the history and art of puppetry alive and well in North America. In this edition of The Friday Five, Malool expands on the role of the Center and shares why it’s important to preserve the history of puppetry arts.

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Monopoly Ottawa

Ottawa is the first Canadian city to have an officially licensed Monopoly game.

Toons Mag

Toons Mag is a multi-lingual online magazine featuring the work of cartoonists, comic illustrators, and writers from around the globe.

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Contack from Parker Brothers (1939)

Contack from Parker Brothers challenges two to seven players to use strategy and math skills to create winning combinations of colours and numbers.

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