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Many of us baby boomers have grandchildren already, hard to believe isn't it?  I get questions all the time and find that my older grandchildren are interested in the days I grew up.  It is very difficult sometimes to try and explain what we did for recreation, the toys we played with, the TV we watched (sure a difference in TV and music compared to today.)  They can't seem to grasp that a grandparent was once a child.  They know its true they just think it was so long ago.  I remember hearing stories from my grandparents about the depression and so forth and I thought man that was so long ago and actually it was just 30 years before I had that discussion that the depression had become part of our history and now its been 40 some years since the 60s. Enjoy this page as we step back into history with the toys of the 1960s and the games of the 1960s. Most of these games were played with others in a social setting actually interacting with family and friends. Todays youth may be ahead of most of us with their computer training and skills but I still think it's better to play a game with an actual person than an avatar. 

If you are shopping or looking for toys and games from the past, then visit Joyce Grant's fabulous site Time Warp Toys A great big thanks to Time Warp Toys for the use of their photos for this web page!

 

Games of the 1960s- OuijaToys of the 1960 - Clue

 

 

Games of the 1960s -Twister

Twister from the 1964
This was and still is a great party game
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Toys from 1960s- Bowling Set

Remember this Bowling Game from 1962? 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960s Toys - Girls U Curl

Girls Easy Curl

1960s Toys - Foldaway Doll House

 

1963 Foldaway Doll House



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

1960s Toys - Barbie Case

Barbie Doll Case 

1960s Toys- Rockem Sockem Robots

Rock'em Sock'em Robots from the mid 1960s 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960s Games - Pool table

Pool Anybody?

1960s Toys -Hands Down

Hands Down



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960s toys - Baton Set

Girls Baton Set

1960s Toys - Pop Beads

 

 

Pop Beads (they just popped on and off)



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960s Toys - Playdoh

Play-Doh (Still popular today)

1960s Toys - Wooden Top

Wooden Top



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960s Toys - Sketcho

Sketch-O-Matic from 1962

Superball

Superball - 1965



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960s Games - Life

The Game of Life

60s Toys - Chatty Cathy

Chatty Cathy



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

1960s - Beatles Magazines


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beatle Magazines were hot items during the 1960s. Although not considered toys these were hot selling items especially for the girls.

There have been so many other games and toys as well. I remember playing ice hockey from a board with the rods that controlled each of the players, long before they came out with the Fuze Ball games. Also do you remember the electric football game with the magnetic football that attached to the runner. The game was played by turning on and off the electric switch after each play. When the opposing player touched the ball carrying player, he was considered tackled. The games of today sure are a far cry for what we had. Weren't they? If you can think of any others and I know there are hundreds just let us know by signing the guestbook or by email at webmaster@the60sofficialsite.com.

 

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