|TO LEARN MORE
ON THE BOOKSHELF:
by Lisa Kerr / Paperback: 144 pages / Collectors Press; (November 1, 1995)
Tin-lithographed toys have enjoyed tremendous popularity among collectors. Banks,
wind-up toys, tea sets and sand pails are but a few of the playthings produced from the
1920s to the 1960s.
Dr. Toy's Smart Play : How To Raise A Child With a High PQ (Play
by Stevanne Auerbach, Dr. Toy / Paperback: 288 pages / St. Martin's
Griffin; (January 15, 1998)
Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., more affectionately known as Dr. Toy has
dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play and gives you
specific advice on which toys to buy and what kind of games to play
to emplower your child's overall development.
Toys for a Lifetime: Enchancing Childhood Through Play (Limited
by Stevanne Auerbach, Ben Asen / Hardcover: 144 pages / Universe Books;
Ever wonder why you loved that one perfect toy? Searching for an age-old classic to
satisfy your wee one? Each chapter features a handful of classics, detailing history,
safety, and more.
The Game Makers: The Story of Parker Brothers, from Tiddledy Winks
to Trivial Pursuit
by Philip E. Orbanes / Hardcover: 256 pages / Harvard Business
School Press; (November 14, 2003)
The Monopoly game, Trivial Pursuit, Clue, Boggle, and Risk are more
than games-they're part of Americana. All of these games were
published by one company, Parker Brothers, which began as a dream
inside the mind of a sixteen-year-old boy, over one hundred years
The History of Toys: From Spinning Tops to Robots
by Deborah Jaffe / Hardcover: 288 pages / Sutton Publishing
(September 25, 2006)
Remarkably, through history, some toys have changed very little.The
baby walker can be traced back to the eleventh century.In this
appealing and well-illustrated book, Deborah Jaffe takes us on a
nostalgic exploration of toys through the ages.
Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood
by David Hoffman, Viktor Budnik (Photographer) / Paperback - 108 pages (1996) / Chronicle
Ever wonder if Barbie had a last name? (It's Roberts.) Who invented Lincoln Logs? (John L.
Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright.) Filled with a host of curious facts and little-known
anecdotes about the creation of dozens of timeless toys and games, Kid Stuff is a
celebration of classic playthings, mostly from the 1940s throught the 1960s, that are
still popular today.
History of Board Games
by David Parlett / Hardcover: 352 pages / Oxford University Press; (May 1999)
Here are the origins and development of our favorite games, from the Egyptian and
Asian ancestors of Chess, Checkers, and Backgammon, to the invention of such modern
classics as Monopoly, Clue, and Scrabble.
Timeless Toys : Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them
by Tim Walsh / Hardcover: 320 pages / Publisher: Andrews
McMeel Publishing (October 1, 2005)
Timeless Toys represents one of the finest documentaries and
displays of modern toys ever written. Author Tim Walsh, a successful
toy inventor himself, reveals a world of commerce, toys, and wonder
that is equally fun, fascinating, and nostalgic.
Stories Behind Some Great Inventions
by Don L. Wulffson, Laurie Keller / Hardcover - 128 pages (2000) / Henry
Holt & Company
The quirky tales behind more than two dozen novelties, gadgets and games, from seesaws to
Silly Putty and toy soldiers to Trivial Pursuit.
The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon
by Steve L. Kent / Paperback: 624 pages / Prima Publishing (September 6, 2001)
In this rollicking, mammoth history of video games from pinball to Pong to
Playstation II Kent, a technology journalist and self-professed video game addict, covers
almost every conceivable aspect of the industry, from the technological leaps that made
the games possible to the corporate power struggles that won (and lost) billions of
History of Toys and Games
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 100 Minutes / The History Channel / Less than
As long as there have been children, there have been toys. And from
wooden tops to virtual reality, America has always taken its
playthings pretty seriously. Hear the fascinating stories of the
young-at-heart inventors who created some of the most famous games
and toys of all time, and meet the people who play for a living,
trying to anticipate what kids will fall for next holiday season.
Video Games: Behind the Fun
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $25.00
First there was Pong. Then came Asteroids, and Pac Man, and Nintendo. At
every stage of their development, Video games have pushed the limits of
ON THE WEB:
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the enjoyment of its visitors and has no connection with any commercial firm.
Dr. Toy provides children, parents, teachers, grandparents and other adults with important
year-round information about the Dr. Toy award winning products.
emerged as the leading online community for game developers of all levels, from
the green beginner to the seasoned industry veteran. Take advantage of their frequently
updated developer news, thousands of articles and other resources, amazingly
active forums, and most importantly to be a part of the growning international
community of game developers.
GameSpy is the leading online entertainment and technology company that delivers live
multiplayer gaming and editorial content to consumers worldwide. This site
has lots of COOKIES.
History Channel - Toys & Games
Discover the origins of your favorite toys and games, from chess and
checkers to Barbie and AtariSite includes inventor stories and a
In 1947, Kenner Products is formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, by the
Steiner brothers, Albert, Philip and Joseph. The company is named
after its original office location on Kenner Street.
Museum of Advertising Icons
This Museum has over 650 nostalgic collectibles, with photos, histories and of course Mr.
The National Toy
Hall of Fame
Discover the fascinating stories behind some of America's most celebrated toys at the
National Toy Hall of Fame.
Toy Industry Association
Toy Industry Association, Inc. (TIA), founded in 1916, is the national New
York City-based trade association for U.S. producers and importers of toys, games and
children's entertainment products.
Virtual Marx Museum
Because we love our toys and are obsessed with Marx Toy history, we have
established this "cyber" museum to present and exchange toy pictures and