We Love to Play!

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More than 1500 board games, collectible card games, miniatures games, party games, and dice games jostle for space here at Scalliwag Toys.  We have games for three-year-olds, and games for adults, and games for everyone in between. (Including the risqué stuff that you might not want to play with your Grandma, unless she’s way more hip than ours.) We carry jigsaws and brain-teasers, as well as classic toys like yo-yos, Rubik’s Cubes, and kites. Juggling balls and devil sticks. Lego. Playmobil. You name it.

But our major focus these days is games. We order at least twice weekly, and we will special order items if it’s possible (so even if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to ask us, because often we can get it for you). Sometimes it takes a while, but if a game is still in print we can usually get it.

Note: This is not an e-commerce-enabled site. This is a conventional, informational website that we built ourselves (with the assistance of the kind folks at Karelia Software). Strangely enough, years ago when we got serious about having an online presence for the store, we turned to Karelia and its intuitive and easy-to-use Sandvox software. We then experimented with buying and hosting our own e-commerce shopping cart software (buggy and insecure), then dallied with cloud-based shopping cart software (expensive, fiddly, and difficult to keep up-to-date), and finally came back — full circle, as it were — to our first love, Sandvox (which had got even better in the interim).

This website is a work in progress. If you don’t see something you are looking for, just ask. It may be on the shelf in the store, but not yet up on the site (there are lots of those).

So you can’t buy anything by clicking anywhere on this site, but that’s okay. If you’re really intrigued by something that you see — or if you don’t see something and you’d like to see whether we can get it -- give us a call (613-968-6500) or send us an email (you can use the contact form to the right, if you want) and we’ll do our best.

Check out our blog — it’s full of news and reviews.


© Karin Belanger 2015