After 42 years, Dungeons and Dragons has been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum for Play in Rochester, New York.
John Frascotti, president of Hasbro Brands said, “Dungeons & Dragons embodies Hasbro’s goal of creating the world’s best play and entertainment experiences and we are extremely proud to see D&D be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame alongside many other brands in our portfolio like Twister, Candy Land, The Game of Life, Mr. Potato Head and the Easy-Bake Oven. D&D has enabled fans to create their own stories for more than 40 years and we look forward to continuing to inspire imaginations by providing amazing play experiences.”
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame this year were the Fisher-Price Little People, and Swing… yes. A swing was finally inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The Atari 2600 was inducted in 2007, LEGO in 1998, “Blanket” in 2011, and “Stick” in 2008. For those worried Cardboard Box will not get its moment in the spotlight, it landed in the Hall of Fame in 2005.
What games are missing from the list? Nintendo Game Cube and PlayStation are mysteriously absent, as is the ouija board. Coin, used in the popular “Call It” game is also not on the list, which makes me think this whole system is rigged.