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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.

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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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Lunch Box Museum – Columbus, Georgia

A stop at the Lunch Box Museum in Columbus, Georgia will let you relive that feeling of childhood wonderment of standing in front of a department store shelf trying to decide which lunch box should accompany you to school.

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The Toy and Action Figure Museum – Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Action-figure enthusiasts will get their fill at the Toy and Action Figure Museum. Opened in 2000, it houses more than 13,000 action figures as well as hundreds of original drawings from some of the state’s noted cartoonists.

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Brickmania – Minneapolis, Minnesota

The brainchild of independent designer, Daniel Siskind, the Brickmania Toys company is focused on creating LEGO kits that fall outside of LEGO’s official product lines.

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Level One Game Pub

With Level One Game Pub on the scene, Ottawa-area gamers have one more reason to love the city.

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

This Saturday, May 2, is Free Comic Book Day in North America. A quick scan of the comics on the list reveals a variety of genres that should appeal to a wide-range of age groups.

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Board Games & The National Capital Region

The National Capital Region’s board game cafés/lounges/shops are proof positive that board gaming is an integral part of the social scene.

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