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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.

Places to Visit

Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.

The National Toy Hall of Fame – Rochester, New York

Part of The Strong National Museum of Play, the National Toy Hall of Fame houses the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, books, photographs, and historical documents related to play.

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Funspot – Laconia, New Hampshire

Funspot is the largest arcade in the world and they have the Guinness World Records stamp of approval to validate that claim.

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Local Comic Shop Day

November 19 marks the 2016 edition of Local Comic Shop Day. In recognition of a day created to celebrate independently-owned shops, we want to share nine (yep, nine) favourite comic book shops from our travels and some of the shops on our list of places to visit.

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Maker Faire Ottawa 2016

3D printers, laser cutters, open-source hardware, and upcycling were all front-and-center at the 2016 Maker Faire Ottawa.

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Austin Toy Museum – Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is already known as a hotbed of unique and interesting things to see and do; Austin Toy Museum adds another layer of fun to this dynamic city.

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