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Toys & Games

  • I Hardy Cards

    Judging from 18th-century letters and inventories, Colonial Williamsburg's citizens spent a lot of time at the card table. Williamsburg tavern keepers bought as many as six dozen packs at a time from the Printing Office. Playing cards were imported from...

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  • Shut the Box Four Player Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Shut the Box Four Player Game

    Modeled after dice games played by Norman fishermen in the 18th century, Shut the Box is a fast-paced game that is all about matching dice rolls and finishing the game with the least points possible. Made from solid wood with a felt lined playing...

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  • Sally the Leicester Longwool Lamb

    Exceptionally fluffy, this plush Sally the Leicester Longwool Lamb, obviously kind-hearted and easy to handle. Our stuffed animal babies are inspired by the rare breeds living at Colonial Williamsburg today. Excellent partners for budding historians,...

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  • Shut the Box Game

    Add some old-world charm—and fun—to your next gathering. A traditional game of counting, addition, and probability. Shut-the-Box dates back to the 18th century when this game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Roll the dice and lay...

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  • Aesop's Fable Cards

    Our reproduction 18th Century playing cards feature Aesop's Fables. Printed on uncoated heavy stock. There is an embossed tax stamp surrounding the package to replicate how they were originally sold. Based on a deck printed by I. Kirk ca 1759...

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  • Wellington the Leicester Longwool Sheep

    Exceptionally fluffy, obviously kind-hearted and easy to handle. Our Leicester Longwool Sheep stuffed animal is inspired by the rare breed animals living at Colonial Williamsburg today. Excellent partners for budding historians, veterinarians and...

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  • Sarah Doll with Blue Cape

    An updated version of our popular Sarah doll, she is wearing a dress made with fabric from our exclusive reproduction line and a blue cape much like what is seen on the streets of Colonial Williamsburg. WILLIAMSBURG exclusive! Product Care Spot...

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  • Flags Playing Cards

    The flag is one of the most powerful symbols of liberty and freedom in the world. In addition to the well-known stars and stripes, many other flags have held importance in American history. Many flags were created by colonists during the revolutionary...

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  • Plastic Fife with Music

    Along with drums, fifes were used to signal commands in battle and to call out the daily routine of 18th-century military camp life. Instructions included. Features Crafted of FDA Approved Plastic Short Brass Ferrules Bb fife Includes Music &...

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  • Alphabet Dice Game

    It comes as no surprise that learning is best achieved when the process is enjoyable. Even John Locke, 17th-century philosopher and educator, encouraged the use of alphabet dice so children would learn their letters while thinking they were simply...

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  • Benjamin the Red Devon Calf

    FeaturesInspired by the Rare Breed living at Colonial Williamsburg Red Devon Calf Fluffy, Easy to Handle Poly Fiber Filled 5 3/4"HProduct CareSpot clean.InspirationColonial Williamsburg's Rare Breeds program was begun in 1986 to preserve...

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  • Cup and Ball Game

    Trying to swing the wooden ball into the cup has been a favorite amusement of children (and adults) for many centuries. The game was very popular in 18th-century Europe and the American colonies. Turned solid maple, 10 3/4"L. For ages 3 and up...

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  • Wooden Cannon

    Load your ammo and fire away! This wooden cannon is activated by a rubber band and plunger. Simply load a wad of paper into the barrel, pull back the plunger, and release. 3 1/2" x 7" x 2 1/2". Wood. Features Solid wood construction Paper wads not...

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  • Melody Harp

    This finely crafted wood zither, or melody harp, is one of the easiest instruments a child can play. Simply slide one of 12 song sheets under the strings and follow the "dots" with the pick. A great way to start a child onto a lifetime of music. 14 1/2"...

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  • Signal Whistle

    This stained wood signal whistle with a short rawhide lanyard is patterned after a period design. The American Army first organized companies of Light Infantry in 1775. These highly mobile units were initially made up of riflemen known for their speed...

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  • Blue Bird Waterpipe Whistle

    This Blue Bird Waterpipe Whistle, also known as a "water pipe" or "water warble," these bird whistles are a classic novelty. Bird whistles were popular with 18th-century children and adults. To use, simply fill the whistle with water and then blow gently...

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  • Four Documents of Freedom

    Choose this unique set for the American history buff in your life, young or old. This impressive set of four antiqued historical documents includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and Abraham...

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  • Palace and Carriage Panoramic Puzzle

    The elegant 18th- century town coach of Lord Dunmore rolls past Colonial Williamsburg's Governor's Palace in this panoramic puzzle. The Governor's Palace was home to seven colonial governors who represented the king of England in Virginia. Lord Dunmore...

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