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Monopoly Ottawa

Ottawa is the first Canadian city to have an officially licensed Monopoly game.

Top 10 Toy Tales Articles of 2019

A year-end top 10 list of the most popular articles on Toy Tales based on readership statistics and engagement through various social media channels.

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Toons Mag

Toons Mag is a multi-lingual online magazine featuring the work of cartoonists, comic illustrators, and writers from around the globe.

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Contack from Parker Brothers (1939)

Contack from Parker Brothers challenges two to seven players to use strategy and math skills to create winning combinations of colours and numbers.

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The Great American Dollhouse Museum – Danville, Kentucky

Located in Danville, Kentucky, the Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases more than 200 antique and artisan dollhouses, room boxes and buildings. The site is housed in a 6,000 square foot historic building originally constructed in 1939 and the site of a former National Guard Armory.

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Ohio Art Company

Originally a picture-frame manufacturing business in 1908, Ohio Art Company took risks, diversified, and flourished thanks in part to the success of the now-iconic Etch A Sketch.

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Mystery Maze from Marx (1976)

Released in 1976 from Marx, Mystery Maze was advertised as “the inscrutable game of skill and luck.”

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Happy Holidays from Toy Tales!

May your holiday season be all wrapped up with cheer and filled with celebration for the new year.

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The Friday Five: Nick Collins

Nick Collins’ Blockbuster-inspired basement video store and personal VHS collection has turned into a full-time pursuit. Here, he shares the origin of his unlikely hobby.

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