Games and toys is a broad subject that includes toys, board games, video games, and more.
Wolfenstein 3D (1992) popularized the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre, building on mechanics of earlier 3D maze games like Maze War (1974), Spasim (1974), and MIDI Maze (1987).
In 1977 Kenner’s Star Wars toys popularized collectible action figures helping to create a second business for Hollywood and a cult following for Star Wars.
David Arneson invented “the experience points system” and “leveling up” (common features in role playing games) while working on a precursor to Dungeons and Dragons called Blackmoor with Gary Gygax.
Nintendo’s Power Glove, released in October 1989, was the first mass marketed gesture-based gaming controller.
The main playable character in the Legend of Zelda franchise is a boy named Link who often attempts to save the title character a girl named Princess Zelda.