Classic Games and Toys for the Family

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10 of the Most Popular Board Games of All Time

  1. Chess – c. 6th-century India to present (click here for game rules)
  2. Checkers (Draughts) – dating from 3000 BC (click here for game rules)
  3. Monopoly – created by Parker Brothers in 1933 (click here for game rules)
  4. Scrabble – created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts (click here for game rules)
  5. Clue (Cluedo) – launched in 1949 (click here for game rules)
  6. Risk! –  invented by Albert Lamorissen and released in 1957 (click here for game rules)
  7. The Game of Life (Life) – created in 1860 by Milton Bradley (click here for game rules)
  8. Snakes and Ladders (Chutes and Ladders) – ancient Indian board game (click here for game rules)
  9. Othello (Reversi) – invented in 1893 in England (click here for game rules)
  10. Battleship – World War I game released by Milton Bradley in 1967 (click here for game rules)

Games and toys that stand the test of time are worth buying in a good quality that will last for many years.Click game or toy name if you wish to view deluxe versions of these classic board games available for purchase, or scroll down and click the pictures of the game or toy.

10 of the Most Popular Classic Toys of All Time

  1. Radio Flyer Wagon – designed early 20th century by 16-year-old Antonio Pasin
  2. Sock Monkey – designed in 1932 by Nelson Knitting Co., for a free pattern give-away with socks bought
  3. Little Golden Books – Original 12 books were published by Simon & Schuster in 1942
  4. Matchbox Cars – made by Lesney Products  co-owner Jack Odell in 1953 to fit in a matchbox so his child could take it to school
  5. Tonka Truck – first released by Tonka in 1955
  6. Lego – created in 1949 by Danish carpenter Ole Christiansen – just six blocks could be combined in 102,981,500 different ways!
  7. Barbie – created by Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler in 1959 (holiday dolls since 1988)
  8. Etch-A-Sketch – Invented by a French mechanic, Arthur Granjean in 1959
  9. Easy Bake Oven – introduced in 1963 by Kenner Inc.
  10. Barrel of Monkeys – created by Lakeside Toys in 1966

Classic game prices are at date of posting – click pictures for current pricing or to order:

Medieval Chess & Checkers Game Set - Brown & Ivory Chessmen & Black Stained Wooden Board with Storage Drawers 15 in.

Medieval Chess & Checkers Game Set – Brown & Ivory Chessmen & Black Stained Wooden Board with Storage Drawers 15 in.
From WE Games
List Price: $161.99
Price: $99.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

Solid Wood Checkers Set - Red & Black Traditional Style with Grooves for Wooden Pieces

Solid Wood Checkers Set – Red & Black Traditional Style with Grooves for Wooden Pieces
From WE Games
List Price: $36.99
Price: $31.99

Monopoly Deluxe Edition

Monopoly Deluxe Edition
From Hasbro
Price: $73.45

Scrabble Premier Wood Edition

Scrabble Premium Deluxe Wood Edition with Storage Cabinet
From Winning Solutions
List Price: $149.99
Price: $91.78 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Clue Luxury Edition

Clue Luxury Edition
From Winning Solutions
List Price: $229.99
Price: $199.00 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Risk 1959 Strategy Game Age 8 years and up This is the classic reproduction of Risk as it was in 1959


Risk! 1959 Strategy Game (Age: 8 years and up) (This is the classic reproduction of Risk! as it was in 1959.)
From RISK
Price: $73.00

The Game of Life

The Game of Life
From Winning Moves
List Price: $34.99
Price: $30.76 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Snakes and Ladders Board Games with Magnetic Board and Pieces

Snakes and Ladders Board Games with Magnetic Board and Pieces
From ShalinIndia
Price: $44.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Reversi  Othello Magnetic Board Game, Size Medium Dimensions 27.2 x 23.7 x 3.5 cm Mod. SC9612 US

Reversi / Othello, Magnetic Board Game, Size Medium: Dimensions 27.2 x 23.7 x 3.5 cm, Mod. SC9612 (US)
From Monaco
Price: $26.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

Battleship Game

Battleship Game
From Hasbro
Price: $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Classic toy prices are at date of posting – click toy picture for current pricing or to order:

Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon

Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon
From Radio Flyer
List Price: $139.99
Price: $75.00

Original Sock Monkey

Original Sock Monkey
From Ozark Mountain Kids
Price: $29.95 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Classic Characters of Little Golden Books The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, and Scuffy the Tugboat

Classic Characters of Little Golden Books: The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, and Scuffy the Tugboat By Various List Price: $19.95 Price: $11.27 & eligible for FREE Shipping on orders over $35

 

Matchbox 60th Anniversary Crop Master Vintage Tractor

Matchbox 60th Anniversary Crop Master Vintage Tractor
From Matchbox
Price: $4.00

Tonka Mighty Dump Truck - Vintage Steel - 65th Anniversary Edition

Tonka Mighty Dump Truck – Vintage Steel – 65th Anniversary Edition
From Tonka
List Price: $49.99
Price: $44.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

LEGO 50th Anniversary Building Set

LEGO 50th Anniversary Building Set
From LEGO
Price: $93.50 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Barbie 35th Anniversary Special Edition Reproduction of Original 1959 Barbie Doll & Package (1993) - Blonde Hair

Barbie 35th Anniversary Special Edition Reproduction of Original 1959 Barbie Doll & Package (1993) – Blonde Hair From Barbie Price: $29.47

 

Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen

Classic Etch A Sketch Magic Screen
From Ohio Art
List Price: $14.99
Price: $14.81 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, Purple (Amazon Exclusive)

Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, Purple (Amazon Exclusive) From Easy Bake List Price: $59.99 Price: $48.53 & eligible for FREE Shipping on orders over $35

 

Barrel of Monkeys Blue

Barrel of Monkeys: Blue
From Hasbro
List Price: $9.99
Price: $7.83 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

 

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