Games and Toys

Jadyn Harris, shown in a handout photo, and his sister have been searching for hidden cash since the hunt began on May 2. Their search lead them to French Fort Cove park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Savannah Harris

New Brunswick town captivated by mysterious figure offering clues to hidden cash

No one knows who’s behind the Miramachi game, started by a Facebook user

 

A person is silhouetted at the Spin Master toy and entertainment company in Toronto on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Toymaker Spin Master Inc. says shoppers are becoming increasingly price sensitive and opting for less expensive toys as inflation continues to surge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Consumers opting for cheaper toys as inflation soars, toymaker Spin Master says

Consumers opting for cheaper toys as inflation soars, toymaker Spin Master says

 

Tristen Place, turning 10, took some time with his pogo stick to spring into the official first day of spring in downtown Williams Lake. Do you know where the modern pogo stick was invented? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

From long-lasting traditions to fads, there’s a lot of history to play and recreation.

 

This photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. shows the finalists being considered for induction into the hall later this year. The finalists are: American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe, piñata, Risk, sand, The Settlers of Catan, and toy fire engine. The winners will be chosen by a panel of experts and inducted on Nov. 4, 2021. (National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)

Sand, Catan, piñatas lead Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Sand, Catan, piñatas lead Toy Hall of Fame finalists

This photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. shows the finalists being considered for induction into the hall later this year. The finalists are: American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of the Universe, piñata, Risk, sand, The Settlers of Catan, and toy fire engine. The winners will be chosen by a panel of experts and inducted on Nov. 4, 2021. (National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)
Characters are shown at the Spin Master toy and entertainment company office in Toronto on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Toymaker Spin Master’s digital games revenue up, plans for Paw Patrol movie release

Toymaker Spin Master’s digital games revenue up, plans for Paw Patrol movie release

Characters are shown at the Spin Master toy and entertainment company office in Toronto on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman looks at toys at a Toys "R" Us store in Guelph, Ont. in this undated handout photo. While holiday spending is expected to be muted this year overall, toy retailers like Toys "R" Us are expecting strong sales as parents aim to give kids a "normal" holiday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toys "R" Us *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Flying off the shelves’: Toys likely bright spot amid muted holiday retail season

‘Flying off the shelves’: Toys likely bright spot amid muted holiday retail season

A woman looks at toys at a Toys "R" Us store in Guelph, Ont. in this undated handout photo. While holiday spending is expected to be muted this year overall, toy retailers like Toys "R" Us are expecting strong sales as parents aim to give kids a "normal" holiday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toys "R" Us *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Retailers are expecting the toy-buying trend to hold up during the biggest gift giving season of the year. (File photo)

‘Flying off the shelves’: Toys likely bright spot amid muted holiday retail season

Toy category has proven resilient throughout the pandemic so far

Retailers are expecting the toy-buying trend to hold up during the biggest gift giving season of the year. (File photo)
Minimal packaging, recycled packing materials and bio-based plastics are among the initiatives to make toys more eco-friendly, in an April 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint

NEW YORK — Taking a toy out of the box can make…

  • Apr 13, 2020
Minimal packaging, recycled packing materials and bio-based plastics are among the initiatives to make toys more eco-friendly, in an April 9, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)