The big news in the RPG world is of course, the introduction of Dungeons & Dragons into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
You can read what they said about D&D here:
Some people are commenting, and maybe rightly so, that the pictures show the wrong box. But I disagree in one respect.
Moldvay Basic, a game I have very fond memories of, was D&D for many gamers my age. Yes, we all love White Box even with all it's weird idiosyncracies, Moldvay Basic (and Expert) really opened the rules up to so many; many that did not have that wargaming background. This was the edition that was made for D&D players first. Ok...so what Holmes (which I also love) this was something new.
My wife says it was included in the Toy Hall of Fame this year in part due to Stranger Things. I agree, but D&D also has had a pretty successful couple of years. D&D 5 is doing great, the 40th anniversary was a huge success, and gamers of the 80s are now the successful adults of today. So there is that.
So congrats D&D! Well earned.
Here is another interesting thought. How many of you that started with Moldvay Basic/Cook & Marsh Expert ALSO had that Fisher Price Little People Barnyard toy as a kid? I think every kid in the 70s was issued one.