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Link Roundup: Tales of the Haunted Mansion Book Series Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. The world of YA novels just got a whole lot spookier thanks to Disney’s Tales of the Haunted Mansion book series.
  2. Canadian toy company Spin Master recently set a Guinness World Record for most people drawing on an Etch A Sketch.
  3. Someone completed a statistical analysis of 67 years of Lego sets.
  4. Beware the rubber band: tips and tricks to keep your board games looking great.
  5. Playgrounds aren’t what they used to be. Collectors Weekly tracks their demise.
  6. You can now print your own spaceship with this 3D scan of the Apollo 11 Columbia command module.
  7. For your next family game night: The Oregon Trail: You Have Died of Dysentery card game.
  8. Inquiring minds want to know… did the red-shirt wearing personnel on Star Trek really have a higher mortality rate?

Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.