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Philip E. Orbanes

Full Name: Philip E. Orbanes
Number of Works: 3
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ISBN: 1591392691, 9781591392699
Keywords: winks, trivial, pursuit, tiddledy, brothers, makers, story, parker, game
Pages: 256
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

"While Parker Brothers' classic games have become part of Americana, few people know the fascinating story behind the firm that sixteen-year-old George S. Parker started with only fifty dollars and a dream. In The Game Makers, Philip E. Orbanes, a game historian and former Parker Brothers executive, explores the often whimsical origins of popular games and toys - from the Monopoly Game to the Nerf ball to Ping-Pong to Sorry! - and reveals how generations of determined entrepreneurs built a family business empire." Through an engaging narrative based on extensive research - including
ISBN: 0306815923, 9780306815928
Keywords: monopoly
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2006

The amazing story of how America's best-selling game helped shape our aspirations and captivated the world