The nomination process for the Toy Hall of Fame is open to the public — but to get in, a toy has to be approved by "historians, educators, and other individuals who exemplify learning, creativity, and discovery through their lives and careers."
"More than any other game, Dungeons & Dragons paved the way for older children and adults to experience imaginative play,” says Curator Nic Ricketts. “It was groundbreaking. And it opened the door for other kinds of table games that borrow many of its unique mechanics. But most importantly, Dungeons & Dragons’ mechanics lent themselves to computer applications, and it had a direct impact on hugely successful electronic games like World of Warcraft.”