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Although the earliest games of chance were played with dice that gave simple heads or tails results, dice with dots are as old as ancient Egypt, and dice as we know them today were used in backgammon, probably the oldest game in recorded history. Dicing games such as Hazard were 18th century tavern favorites in the North American … Continue reading
Limberjacks are old and established traditional wooden “toys” for adults and children alike. Basically they are wooden dolls with loose limbs that step dance or “jig” on the end of a vibrating board or platform just like a step or clog dancer.
Limberjacks have been popular for hundreds of years. In 18th century London they were frequently seen … Continue reading
Toy Spinning Tops
Toy spinning tops are designed to be spun rapidly on a flat surface.Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip. The top is one of the oldest recognizable toys found on archaeological sites. They are found in many different cultures all over the world. Besides toys, tops have also historically been used for … Continue reading