Day: March 2, 2024

Budapest’s Best Toy Shop

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In the days before modern toy factories became commonplace, children were entertained with handmade dolls and embroidery. Today, the Handicraft & Gift Shop on Vaci Street is a toy collector’s dream come true. From small, six inch dolls to set on the dressing table to full sized dolls that are designed for display, this is one of the best places in town to find unique souvenirs to take home.

A trip to this toy store – a winner of the coveted ‘Best Toy Shop’ award from JatekNet – is an educational experience in itself. The store is a shrine to non-electronic games and prides itself on its vast selection, which includes everything from traditional board games to jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, outdoor items and novelties. The staff are happy to show you around and the store regularly hosts events such as Magic: The Gathering meetups and Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, which can be fun for the entire family.

Fun Finds: Exciting Discoveries at Hungary’s Toy Shops

You can also get a taste of Hungary’s rich history by picking up a deck of Magyar Katya, the country’s ancient card game. Featuring four suits of Acorns (tok), Bells (jcsek), Leaves (zold) and Hearts, these unique cards are a great way to take home some Hungarian culture.

Finally, no trip to Budapest is complete without picking up a Rubik’s cube for yourself or a friend. This famous puzzle is one of the most iconic toys ever created, and it’s also a great souvenir for anyone that loves a good challenge.