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Help Decide Which Monopoly House Rules Make The Cut!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

For as long as Monopoly has been around, people have been amending the rulebook to fit their group’s play style. Now Hasbro is giving some of the mo...

Create and Style: New Toys Allow Kids to Customize the Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.07.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

When they are little, kids just want to be with us, hold our hands, cuddle, and play. They do grow up fast though, and before you know it, they are turning 6 (give or take a few years), and suddenly they need to express themselves and show their independent style.

STEM Is Taking Over the 2014 Toy Fair!

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Our children are our future and that future learns through play. For the last few years, we have watched as high-tech gadgets adults love have also become kids' favorite playthings.

'80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And Those That Aren't Worth Much

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...

Do Nerf's 'Rebelle' Toys Reinforce Gender Stereotypes?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

A new line of toys for girls has consumers questioning whether it reinforces gender stereotypes. One of the products in question, Nerf's "Heartbre...

What Game Changes Teach Us About Students Today

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

While it's important for us to exegete today's young person, it's also important to recognize what we've done to them. Have we done too much? In our effort to keep them happy and entertained, have we sabotaged their ability to persevere, bounce back, learn soft skills and find internal motivation?

Monopoly Gets Rid Of Jail?!

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business

UPDATE: 7:23 p.m. -- The Huffington Post was contacted Thursday night by Nicole Agnello, senior brand manager at Hasbro, who disputed the Wall Street ...

What's Your Forty-Pound Cabbage?

Concetta Bencivenga | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Concetta Bencivenga

"At the age of nine, I did not have a true understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger. What I did understand was that there were individuals and families in my community who did not have enough to eat. I have a backyard where I could and do grow fresh vegetables"

Hasbro's Monopoly Contest Helps Struggling Company Beat Expectations

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro reported first-quarter results Monday that beat Wall Street expectations as the toy maker benefited from an online cont...

Moms Outraged Over Hot Wheels Misstep

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Hot Wheels is “leading the way” to gender inequality, according to some moms. The company is facing backlash after hosting a brunch for “infl...

LOOK: Popular Toy Brand Tweets Offensive Question

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents

Playskool, a division of Hasbro usually touted for bringing Mr. Potato Head into our children’s lives, found itself at the center of a Twitter fires...

The Crowd Picked a Cat. What Are Crowds Good for, Anyway?

Andrea Kates | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Andrea Kates

Is a cat the best decision for a Monopoly game piece? And thinking more broadly about crowds and commerce, when does it make sense and when does it NOT make sense to cast a wide net for input into business decisions?

Monopoly: Cat Got Your Iron?

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Weird News
Andrew J. Lederer

Okay, so now there's a cat instead of an iron. This isn't the first time they've changed the game pieces, though doing so flies in the face of the benefits of a monopoly. On Monopoly. One of the foundation board games of human experience. Seems desperate to me.

Catherine New

Iron Industry To Monopoly: We Are Still Hot

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 02.07.2013 | Small Business

At least one iron maker insisted the industry was still hot on Wednesday after Hasbro announced its plan to drop the iron piece from the Monopoly boar...

LOOK: Monopoly To Change Forever

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat? Or another of their board g...

Monopoly May Never Be The Same Again

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Next time you sit down for a game of Monopoly, savor the chance to be the cute little Scottie dog, top hat or thimble -- one of these pieces may soon ...

Alice Hines

Parents Shun Toy Guns After Newtown Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Three-year-old Jason Halili says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. The New York City boy already has the requisite gear -- a uniform,...

Hasbro Makes Big Announcement After 13-Year-Old's Petition Goes Viral

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign callin...

WATCH: Chefs Call For Gender-Neutral Easy-Bake Oven

AP | By MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 02.10.2013 | Food

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl's call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. ...

WATCH: An Adorable Plea To Put Boys On Easy-Bake Oven Boxes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Around Christmas eyes turn to toys, and it's hard to buck tradition: Boys get cars and tools and girls get dolls and cupcake stuff. One precocious ...

6-Year-Old Has An Axe To Grind With Toy Company

Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

These days, it seems the front lines in the war on gender bias are manned by little girls. Their weapon of choice? Words. The latest example of thi...

My Brother Invented "G.I. Joe." Really!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

My brother invented G.I. Joe. He is four years younger than me and has always been reluctant to blow his own horn, so the whole true story of this fantastic accomplishment has never been told... until now!

ReThink Review: Battleship: Interplanetary War on Human Eardrums

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Battleship succeeds in being big, dumb, and extremely loud, and after The Avengers, we should all be expecting a lot more.

The Hungry Hungry Hippos Games

Laurence Hughes | Posted 07.11.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

The movie The Hunger Games has inspired a number of mash-ups that mix the film with a certain children's game. It's time the meme was extended to the original novel.

Toy Company To Make Millions Off 'Battleship' Movie

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment

* "Battleship," "G.I. Joe" hit theaters this summer * "Transformers" movies generated $1.6 bln in toy sales * Hasbro spe...