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photoParker Brothers got its start in the 1880s, when a 16-year-old George Parker, who loved playing games and had a knack for selling, tried to earn a few bucks on a card game he created called Banking. That was the start of Parker Brothers, which gave us Ping Pong, Sorry and Monopoly. Tonight, On Point: How Parker Brothers rose to the top of the game board.

Guests:

Philip Orbanes, President of Winning Moves Games in Danvers, Massachusetts and author of "The Monopoly Companion." His newest book is "The Game Makers: The Story of Parker Brothers from Tiddledy Winks to Trivial Pursuit."

This program aired on December 17, 2003.

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