Top games of the 60’s

The swinging sixties, as it is known, is considered by many as the best decade for music, free spirit and generally everything you could want out of life. The sixties was also a great period for toys and games as well, with many of the best games coming from the sixties.

What would be considered retro toys now was the latest thing in the sixties, and here are some of the retro games that were played in the sixties that you can still buy today, making classic gifts for children or for someone who remembers the sixties first hand.

Etch a Sketch was a classic 1960’s toy where you used knobs on a plastic board to draw a picture with straight lines. It was very difficult, even for the most gifted artist, but very addictive.

The ‘Game of Life’ was also created in the sixties and allowed families to play together on what would become one of the most popular board games of all time.

It may seem hard to believe but the plastic toys known as GI Joe were also from the sixties, and they’re coming back in a big way with a Hollywood movie this summer.

One of the best retro toys that you can still buy in the shops now was from the sixties, Hot Wheels cars. They’re exaggerated cars with cool paint effects and they’ll travel as far as the room will allow when you push them; they were first released in 1969.

One of the best retro toys that you can still buy in the shops now was from the sixties, Hot Wheels cars. They’re exaggerated cars with cool paint effects and they’ll travel as far as the room will allow when you push them; they were first released in 1969.