On Thursday, it was announced that Uno, the Magic 8 Ball and pinball would be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

The trio of games were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that included American Girl Dolls, chalk, Chutes and Ladders, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Masters of the Universe, sled, tic-tac-toe, Tickle Me Elmo, and the Tudor Electric Football.

The AP reports that the Magic 8 Ball “was a finalist seven times before the judges finally decided ‘signs point to yes’ for the honor,” while pinball “is in the midst of a revival.”


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