Gilbert Dexterity Toys

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, November 11, 2013
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 9

Make digital games that require no batteries. The digits in question are your fingers.

100 years ago, these games were called Parlor Toys. Make a
beautiful Meteor Game marble pattern board. Then choose a marble game or a puzzle. Play with games that AC Gilbert built in New Haven in the 1920s, 90 years ago.

Then design your own marble maze game. Take home games, 100 marbles, and a new appreciation of the world of your great-grandparents; a world in which toys and almost everything else had no on/off switch.

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