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Vintage Toys & Games

Explore classic toys and games that captured our attention and never let go.

Jacks

With an ancient origin and operating under a variety of different names, few games of skill can boast the staying power of jacks. Historical evidence shows that children all over the world have been playing some form of the game for over two millennia.

Tetris Celebrates 30 Years!

Long before FarmVille and Candy Crush Saga dominated game-play on Facebook, the computer puzzle game Tetris reigned supreme as the guilty gaming pleasure for millions of home computer and Nintendo Game Boy users. The game recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Soap, Bubbles, and Kenner Products

In addition to providing generations of children with countless hours of open-ended play, 2014 Toy Hall of Fame inductee, Bubbles, played an important role in the formation of iconic toy company, Kenner Products.

Then & Now: Easy-Bake Oven

For over 50 years and 30 million ovens sold, the Easy-Bake Oven continues to provide generations of children with the delight of serving up miniature culinary concoctions.

The 3-D Power of Play-Doh?

A recent story by Laura Bliss on the CityLab website pitches Play-Doh as a logical choice for inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum and blended learning approach that has become a working mandate in many schools in the United States.