Playing keeps us young. Everyone who’s got a healthy sense of balance has a little kid inside of them that likes to come out to play once in a while. And because it’s something all of us can relate to in one way or another, some clever folks have put together a museum dedicated to having fun! From toys, electronic games, television programmes like Sesame Street, board games, ball games, dolls, card games – you name it, they’ve probably got an exhibit about it! The Strong National Museum of Play also has a large number of online exhibits, so if you don’t live near Rochester, New York, you can still enjoy their collections. So come along on a tour of playing – just click on the image below and enjoy playing around!
Question: What was your favourite game as a child? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
“It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.”Fred Rogers, American television personality, 1928–2003
6 responses to “Virtual Tour: Museum of Play”
My favorite board game was Clue. My favorite activities were anything outside. Hockey was my first sport, then baseball.
Wow! What a place! If we still lived in NY, we would have to go there.
My favorite game was/is Peggity. We have a set in good condition, though I can’t often find anyone to play. The 11-year-old across the street has played a few games with me. He was getting good enough to beat me, but he is busy with after-school sports now.
I’ve never heard of Pegity! When I looked it up online, it reminded me a bit of the ancient Viking game of Hnefatafl, though I doubt the rules are the same.
Jim, Clue was a fun one. My favourite board game was either Othello or Chess; outdoor activities were riding my bike around our area, which was between two rivers and had a Native American cultural centre, the Old West original town preserved in a living museum, and a local golf club that served ice-cold drinks on a hot day!
The name of the Viking game would be a nightmare on a spelling test.
😉 Unless you’re Norwegian!