Walt Disney's Cinderella Parker Brothers game board

Cinderella from Parker Brothers (1965)

Published by Parker Brothers in 1965, the Cinderella board game used illustrated cards to guide players along on a journey to find their slipper.

Bath House Brass toy musical instruments Mattel

Bath-House Brass from Mattel (1968)

In 1968, Mattel released Bath-House Brass, a set of toy musical instruments that allowed children to turn bath time into a melodic production.

Walt Disney's Disneyland Parker Brothers game board

Disneyland from Transogram (1959)

Transogram’s 1959 Disneyland game had players embark on a journey through the four different realms of the California theme park in search of characters.

Thunderbirds Tracy Island from Matchbox (1993)

Released in 1993 by Matchbox, the Thunderbirds Tracy Island electronic playset invited kids into the world of International Rescue, an organization pivotal to the Thunderbirds science fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

Turn On! Game & Card Deck

Turn On! from Kenner (1977)

In 1977, Kenner released Turn On!, a quirky dexterity game based on the human body’s ability to conduct electricity.

Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard from Tomy (1983)

Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard from TOMY (1983)

In 1983, Tomy released Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard, a child-sized replica of a sports car dashboard with working parts and a viewing screen.

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.