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Preset Chess

Chess enthusiasts looking to break out an ad-hoc game or two have a potential new option, Preset Chess.

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Yo-Yo FacTOYd

Yo-yo is the second oldest toy in the world. It was used in 500 B.C in Ancient Greece. It was also used in the Philippines in the 16th century as a weapon.

if Magazine | Toy Tales

If

Fans of classic science fiction rejoice! The Internet Archive has gathered the entire collection of If, a magazine dedicated to publishing unique science fiction writing.

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Arduboy

This credit-card sized retro gaming system draws its design inspiration from Nintendo’s Game Boy.

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Austin Toy Museum | Toy Tales

Austin Toy Museum – Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is already known as a hotbed of unique and interesting things to see and do; Austin Toy Museum adds another layer of fun to this dynamic city.

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Tip-It from Ideal (1965)

Dexterity and balance are both front-and-center in Tip-It, originally designed by Marvin Glass & Associates and released in 1965 by Ideal.

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Stay Alive from Milton Bradley (1971)

Released in 1971 by Milton Bradley, Stay Alive is one of those strategy games whose name accurately sums up its overall objective.

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Nanoblocks from Kawada

As their name implies, Nanoblocks fill a micro-sized building brick gap in the LEGO universe.

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Monopoly FacTOYd

In 1998, the U.S. Postal Service honored Monopoly with a commemorative stamp featuring the GO corner.