Parker Brothers

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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.


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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