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Barbie’s hometown is the fictional city of Willows, Wisconsin.

Where’s the Fun From? – Who Invented Jenga?

In the latest installment from his YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, Guest Contributor Tim Walsh tells the story of the most fun you can have with 54 blocks of wood, thanks to the inventor of Jenga, Leslie Scott.


Steiff grew from a one-person seamstress business to become a pioneer of plush toys and maker of the highly collectable Teddy Bear.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual Holiday Gift Guide offers gift ideas for the play enthusiasts in your life. Whether it’s a rousing board game or quiet time spent with a puzzle, we share some of our favourite finds from the past year. And, hey, there’s nothing wrong with buying something for yourself. This year has not been easy; you deserve a treat. Permission granted!

The Friday Five: Jordan Greenlee

Jordan Greenlee, Director of Administration at the Museum of Science & History, talks about bringing Toytopia — an exhibit highlighting popular toys and games of the twentieth century — to the Jacksonville, Florida museum.

Koosh Balls

Koosh balls are named for the sound they make when caught.