welcome to play


Play is an extremely interesting and intriguing store that you can get lost in – there’s all manner of fun items from the downright silly to useful, functional things you’ll want in your home. We find things you won’t find anywhere else!

Play is a reflection of our culture, where kids are more grown up, and grown ups are really kids. Our store is not educational and not politically correct. We adore small towns and hate malls, and we only sell things we love. We wouldn't have it any other way!

Play has something fun for everyone, of all ages… retro toys you’ll remember from your childhood, fun books, a wide selection of jewelry, games, artwork, rare candy, tricks & novelties galore.

We don’t get tired of hearing “Play is our favorite store!” We agree.

Come PLAY!

the Story of play...

Annie and Laeri met twenty years ago in B. Shackman, her family’s toy store in Manhattan. When it closed, after 102 years of business, they moved upstate and started a toy store of their own.