Popeye Spinach Flip from Whitman (1969)

Published by Whitman in 1969, the Popeye Spinach Flip game challenged players to fling spinach balls towards a target in the hopes that hand-eye coordination and luck would unite for a triumphant score.

Chutes Away from Gabriel (1977)

Released in 1977 from Gabriel, Chutes Away challenged players ages six and up to save the day as the pilot of a Coast Guard land and sea rescue plane.

Drive Ya Nuts from Milton Bradley (1970)

Released in 1970 by Milton Bradley, Drive Ya Nuts was an edge-matching puzzle/game with a single solution.

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Bug-A-Boo from Whitman (1968)

Released in 1968 by Whitman, Bug-A-Boo was a literal spin-and-win game featuring a pair of tin-lithograph ladybugs on wheels.

Flip Through Time: The Enchantment of Christmas Catalogues

Christmas catalogues were a child’s primary source for discovering the latest toys and served as portals to a world of play. Browse a selection of Christmas catalogues from the 1940s through 1990s.

Shake Bingo from Schaper (1969)

Released by Schaper in 1969, Shake Bingo delivered the anticipation and excitement of the game of chance into the homes of game enthusiasts.

Fizzies Fountain from Hasbro (1960)

In 1960, Hasbro released Fizzies Fountain, a tabletop playset that mimicked a real carbonated soda fountain, complete with the fizz.

Polly Pocket from RoseArt (1994)

Published by RoseArt in 1994, the Polly Pocket party game appealed to fans of the tiny Polly Pocket toys created by Chris Wiggs and first released by Bluebird Toys in 1989.

Cassette Movie Projector from Kenner (1973)

For budding cinephiles in the 1960s & ’70s, Kenner rolled out a whole host of toys for watching movies and cartoons of popular characters of the day. One of the more short-lived and quirky toy lines was the Cassette Movie Projector.

Put and Take from Schaper (1956)

Released in 1956 by Schaper, the family-friendly Put and Take game allows players to spin and win.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

The annual Toy Tales Holiday Gift Guide features contemporary gifts inspired by classic toys and games.