History of Spinning Tops

Ancient Tops Spintops are among the oldest toys ever discovered by archaeologists. A clay top unearthed in Iraq was dated to 35th century BC—nearly six thousand years ago. The...
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Avant Card

Cardistry is the art of manipulation of playing cards as performance. Dan and Dave Buck, the pioneers of Cardistry, along with Andrew Avila, one of the...
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Fun with Ambiguous Images

Some of the most popular optical illusions are illustrations that offer multiple interpretations. Two viewers can look at the same image and see totally different things. Unlike "hidden pictures," the...
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Boxing Match

Dan and Dave are packing up orders at the Art of Play warehouse. Dan presents Dave with three boxes and asks him to print out...
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Deadly Treasure

A pirate captain presents his prisoner with eight golden coins and a challenge: if the prisoner can identify the single genuine gold doubloon in the...
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