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Toys & Games

Shop for historic games, plush toys, and fun activities for kids and adults inspired by the 18th century and Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

  • Sally the Leicester Longwool Lamb plush toy | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Sally the Leicester Longwool Lamb Plush Toy

    Your little ones will love to cuddle with our Sally the Leicester Longwool Lamb plush toy. This stuffed animal baby is inspired by the Leicester Longwool sheep bred at Colonial Williamsburg today. Excellent partners for budding historians, veterinarians...
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  • Shut the Box Four Player Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg 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 12th 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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  • Aesop's Fable Playing Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Aesop's Fable Playing Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Aesop's Fable Playing Cards

    Our reproduction 18th Century Playing Cards feature Aesop's Fables on the backs. These made in USA playing cards are printed on uncoated heavy stock with an embossed tax stamp surrounding the package to replicate how they were originally sold. A...
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  • Reproduction Colonial Money - Set A | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Reproduction Colonial Money - Set A

    This set of reproduction Colonial and Revolutionary currency includes various denominations and sizes. Set A includes various denominations and sizes of Colonial Money, including one each of the following: $10 New York 1776, $8 Maryland 1774, 15s...
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  • Hotch Potch Ring Toss Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Hotch Potch Ring Toss Game

    The Hotch Potch Ring Toss Game is fun for kids of all ages! It's a timeless play pattern that will challenge your eye and hand coordination for hours - you'll be surprised just how quickly the time flies by as you try and catch the wood hoop with the...
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  • Governor's Palace Mini Building Blocks | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace Mini Building Blocks

    Governor's Palace Mini Building Blocks

    Recreate one of Colonial Williamsburg's most famous structures with these fun Governor's Palace Mini Building Blocks. Featuring all the pieces you need to build the regal estate, this package also allows you to add any personal touches you...
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  • Reproduction Colonial Money - Set B | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Reproduction Colonial Money - Set B

    This set of reproduction Colonial and Revolutionary currency includes various denominations and sizes. Set B includes 1 each of the following notes: 20 Dollars - United States 1778,  4 Dollars - North Carolina 1778, 8 Dollars - Massachusetts Bay...
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  • Blue Bird Waterpipe Whistle

    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

    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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  • Hotch Potch ABC Cards

    Hotch Potch ABC Cards

    The original hand-tinted print dates from 1782 and shows jovial "Hotchpotch" characters contorting themselves (quite instructively, we might add) into the letters of the alphabet. As was typical at the time, J and U are omitted - most people used I and V...
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  • Spirit of '76 Toy Drum | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Spirit of '76 Drum

    This beautiful Spirit of '76 toy drum masterfully re-creates the drum style of the American Revolution. The high-quality wooden drum replica features bright, vibrant patriotic colors and crisp drum sound. Unlike most toy drums on the market, this one has...
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  • Alphabet Dice Game educational toy | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Alphabet Dice Game

    It comes as no surprise that learning is best achieved when the process is enjoyable, and our Alphabet Dice Game is sure to please. Even John Locke, 17th-century philosopher and educator, encouraged the use of alphabet dice so children would learn their...
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  • Navy and Red Hotch Potch Velour Doll

    Navy and Red Hotch Potch Velour Doll

    This plush doll is based on the famous 1782 print "The Comical Hotch-Potch of the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master," a learning tool for children. It shows jovial "Hotchpotch" characters contorting themselves (quite instructively, we might add) into the...
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  • Reproduction Wooden Checkers Set | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Reproduction Wooden Checkers Set

    Checkers has been a family favorite for centuries. A must-have in every home, this set of oversized wooden checkers was adapted from an antique set in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collection. The checkers illustrate different fables from Aesop...
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  • Game of Graces | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Game of Graces | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Game of Graces

    The Game of Graces is a fun outdoor game that kids and adults can play. Opponents send gaily beribboned hoops towards each other to be caught on the tips of slender wands in this exciting and elegant sport. A wonderful way to enjoy a day outdoors with...
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  • Plastic Fife with Music

    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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  • Shut the Box Game Shut the Box Game

    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 as far back as the 12th century when this game was enjoyed by Norman fishermen after a long day at sea. Roll the...
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  • Governor's Palace Garden Jigsaw Puzzle | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace Garden Jigsaw Puzzle | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Governor's Palace Garden Jigsaw Puzzle

    This Colonial Williamsburg 500-piece jigsaw puzzle features a fan-favorite photo of the Governor's Palace. The aerial view of the Palace shows off the symmetrical features in the formal ballroom gardens. Makes a great gift! Features Features Colonial...
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  • Pieces of Eight Pieces of Eight

    Pieces of Eight

    Ahoy, matey! Your little pirates will want a few of these reproduction coins to run through their fingers when dressing up as a pirate. Makes a fun educational tool for the classroom too. Features Reproduction Pieces of Eight Includes: 8 Bits, 4...
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  • American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel

    The American Traditions Secret Decoder Cypher Wheel is a fun toy for kids to explore and learn the art of encoding and decoding messages. Get two and send secret messages between friends! Made of wood. Includes instructions. Recommended for ages 5 and up...
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  • Spotted Bird Waterpipe Whistle

    Spotted 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 through it.For best results,...
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  • Blue and Yellow Mini Hotch Potch Velour Doll | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Blue and Yellow Mini Hotch Potch Velour Doll

    This mini Hotch Potch plush doll is based on the famous 1782 print "The Comical Hotch-Potch of the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master," a learning tool for children, by Carington Bowles. This plush toy makes a fun keepsake from your trip to Colonial...
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  • Bilbo Catcher ball and cup children's toy | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Bilbo Catcher

    Ball and cup toys had already been favorite children's toys for many centuries by the time of the settlements in the North American colonies, and they have remained popular throughout American history. In the more difficult Bilbo Catcher variation from...
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  • Pewter Mini Coffee & Tea Set | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Pewter Mini Coffee & Tea Set

    Coffee and tea - a favorite 18th-century pastime that's now a timeless American tradition. Crafted of fine, no-lead, non-tarnishing pewter, this mini coffee and tea set makes a lovely gift. This mini coffee & tea set includes coffee pot, tea pot,...
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  • Child's Compass Fan

    Child's Compass Fan

    Children's fans often served as memory aids and were printed with dance steps, maps, words to songs and etiquette tips. Thus, a girl could keep her lessons close at hand in social situations. The compass fan is inspired by scenes of youthful instruction...
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  • Numbers Dice Games | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Numbers Dice Games

    Add, subtract, multiple, divide. What's the answer? You must decide! Similar to games played in the 18th century, this fun Numbers Dice Game reinforces spelling, counting and math skills for children. Simulated ivory dice come with instructions for...
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  • Pewter Jacks in Leather Bag | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Pewter Jacks in Leather Bag

    Share the simple joy of this historical game enjoyed through the ages with the next generation. Our Pewter Jacks Set includes 10 cast pewter jacks, 2 balls (one wood and one rubber), 1 leather bag, and a card with historical notes and game...
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  • Acrobatic Hotch Potch Acrobatic Hotch Potch

    Acrobatic Hotch Potch

    Flip, spin and twirl this acrobatic Hotch Potch doll with a flick of the wrist! Watch his arms and legs rotate as you move the wooden base. Features Wood and string11 1/2"HWILLIAMSBURG exclusive! Inspiration Children's toys of the 18th century were often...
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  • Tin Whistle Tin Whistle

    Tin Whistle

    The tin whistle is a simple, traditional musical instrument; ideal for popular and folk music but it is also suitable for a much wider musical repertoire. It is just as good for solo playing as in ensemble with other musical instruments; and can be...
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  • Maple Wood Fife | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Maple Wood Fife | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Maple Wood Fife

    Along with drums, fifes were used to signal commands in battle and to call out the daily routine of 18th-century military camp life. This Maple Wood Fife is a wonderful addition to your re-enacting kit or simply as a fun gift for a musical friend...
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  • Melody Harp

    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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  • Wooden Toy Cannon | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Wooden Toy Cannon | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Wooden Toy Cannon

    Load your ammo and fire away! This Wooden Toy Cannon is activated by a rubber band and plunger. Simply load a wad of paper into the barrel, pull back the plunger, and release. Features Solid wood construction   7"L x 3 1/2"D x 2 1/2"H Paper...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg Quilt Jigsaw Puzzle

    Stitch together Colonial Williamsburg one piece at a time with this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle! Features 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle with art by Eric Dowdle Includes a high-quality reference fold-out, resealable bag to store puzzle pieces for future...
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  • Mini Captain's Mistress Game

    Mini Captain's Mistress Game

    Legend says that Captain Cook played this game nightly to relax with his fellow shipmates. In fact, he spent so much time playing the game, it came to be known as the Captain's Mistress. The object of the game is simple, yet the strategies are endless...
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  • Mini Travel Shut the Box Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Mini Travel Shut the Box Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Mini Travel Shut the Box Game

    This Mini Travel Shut the Box game is a fun new addition to our line of Shut the Box wood games! The mini size easily fits in a carry-on bag, purse, or backpack. Take it with you on the road, to school, or the park. Makes a great stocking stuffer for the...
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  • Travel Fox & Geese Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg Travel Fox & Geese Game | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Travel Fox & Geese Game

    Take a classic game on the road with our Travel Fox & Geese Game. Perfect for camping, vacations, or simply to enjoy at home when you need a break from screen time.  Features Game set includes a wooden board, instructions, and marbles The...
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  • American Traditions Compass | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg American Traditions Compass | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    American Traditions Compass

    This fully functional American Traditions Compass comes in a handsome brass-hinged wood case with an early American flag embossed in gold. Your child can navigate the same way the colonists did with this fun compass toy. Features Functional compass 2...
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  • Jaw Harp | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Jaw Harp

    Played since the Middle Ages, this form of mouth harp was especially popular in Scotland, where dancers stepped a jig to its lively, twanging note. The harp is capable of producing only a single note, but players can vary the instrument's tone by...
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