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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.

  • 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 This impressive set of four antiqued historical documents includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and Abraham...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Folding Wood Mancala with Glass Stones

    Folding Wood Mancala with Glass Stones

    Need something new for a road trip or family game night? This high-quality, travel-sized African Stone game, also known as Mancala, is based on a 7,000 year old game that was played by scooping out pits and callas in the sand and, in many instances,...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Melody Harp Christmas Songs

    Melody Harp Christmas Songs

    Twelve carols children can play instantly of Christmas Melody Harp Songs: Angels We Have Heard On High, Deck the Halls, Go Tell It On the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nick, Joy to the...
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  • 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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  • Folk Melody Harp Songs

    Folk Melody Harp Songs

    Twelve traditional folk melody harp songs young ones - or adults - can play instantly: Blue Tail Fly, Buffalo Gals, Clementine, Cripple Creek, Down In The Valley, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, I've Been Working On The Railroad, Little Brown Jug,...
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  • Children's Melody Harp Songs

    Children's Melody Harp Songs

    Twelve traditional children's songs young ones can play instantly: A Hunting We Will Go, A Tisket, A Tasket, Are You Sleeping?, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Froggie Went A Courtin', Hickory Dickory Dock, I'm A Little Teapot, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Polly Wolly...
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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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  • 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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  • American Traditions Spy Glass American Traditions Spy Glass

    American Traditions Spy Glass

    Spy behind enemy lines (or steal a peek at what's for dinner!) This fully functional brass American Traditions Spy Glass with faux wood-grain finish includes a map of historic Revolutionary War battles as well as educational text about the Revolutionary...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Toy Drum Toy Drum

    Toy Drum

    Like drums used by children centuries ago, this one is made of wood, tightly-stretched natural hide and cotton rope. Use the drumsticks to produce a satisfying rat-a-tat-tat.  Features Wooden Drum Tightly Stretched Natural Hide Cotton Rope for...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I Hardy Playing Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg I Hardy Playing Cards | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    I Hardy Playing Cards

    This "I Hardy" Playing Cards deck is based on a card deck printed circa 1765. Our 18th-century playing cards are printed with period-appropriate colors and motifs on heavy stock paper. These reproduction playing cards are perfect for re-enacting events,...
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  • Wooden Recorder | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Wooden Recorder

    The Wooden Recorder is an easy-to-use musical instrument that has become a favorite for kids everywhere. Known for its remarkably clear, sweet sound, the recorder has been a popular instrument since medieval times. Simply blow into the mouth piece and...
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