Dungeons and Dragons has been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, a collection of the most influential toys and games that have inspired children to creativity based on the collected knowledge of historians, educators, and similar people respected for their contributions to children’s development. This is a pretty tremendous event, and I hope it will help to take away some of the negative stereotypes that are still associated with Dungeons and Dragons.
Dungeons and Dragons will now be heralds alongside classic toys and games such as the swing, the Frisbee, the rocking horse, roller skates, Hot Wheels, the Game of Life, and Monopoly. For a complete list of inducted toys and games, check here.
It makes sense why D&D would be added to this list – the entire game is about team building, acting, and story telling, all wrapped into one beautiful medium with just enough game aspects to be able to excuse paying money for it. This is coming from someone who would gladly buy every single D&D expansion book if I had the money to do so.
Hopefully this will bring further light and interest into the world of Dungeons and Dragons, sparking interest for a future generation of table top rpg players. If you know of anyone who, learning of this recent addition to the Toy Hall of Fame, only recently gained an interest in table top gaming, take this opportunity to grab some dice and offer to show them why this game’s been around since 1974.
Until next time, roll well.