Vintage Toys & Games

Funny Bones from Parker Brothers (1968)

Released in 1968 by Parker Brothers, Funny Bones was an interactive card game that challenged adult couples to score points by holding oversized cards between two body parts without dropping them.

GyroMaze from Kenner (1978)

Released in 1978, Kenner’s GyroMaze gave new meaning to the term “rock and roll.”

Don’t Lose ‘Em: Games with Marbles

Nicolas Ricketts of The Strong highlights classic games that include marbles as an integral element of gameplay.

Get in Shape, Girl! from Hasbro (1985)

In the afterglow of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Hasbro released Get in Shape, Girl!, a line of fitness-in-a-box sets aimed at young girls ages five and up.

Mattel Electronics Catalogue (1979)


Mattel Electronics’ 1979 catalogue featured the nascent company’s line of handheld electronic games.

Dinky Speedwheels (1969)

In the late 1960s, Dinky released new Speedwheels models to compete with Mattel’s Hot Wheels, which were then gaining a foothold in the UK Marketplace.

Boggle from Parker Brothers (1972)

Released in 1972 by Parker Brothers, Boggle challenged players to unleash their inner wordsmiths in a race against time to score the most points.

A Bad Case of Worms from Mattel (1981)

In 1981, Mattel released A Bad Case of Worms, a novelty toy that appealed to children who enjoyed disgusting the people around them.

Colorforms Brand, LLC

An inspired idea from two New York City artists became one of the best-selling playthings of all time.