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Parker Brothers is a toy and game manufacturer and brand. The company has published more than 1800 games[citation needed]; among their best known products are Monopoly, Cluedo (known as Clue in North America), Risk, Trivial Pursuit, Ouija and Probe. Parker Brothers is currently a subsidiary of Hasbro. The Parker Brothers original name was Parkerwitz,[citation needed] but due to the hatred of Jews in the late 1800's they changed their name to Parker. Parker Brothers logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A teddy bear A Toy is an object used in play. ... Tug of war is an easily organized, impromptu game that requires little equipment. ... Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. ... A brand is a customer experience represented by a collection of images and ideas; often, it refers to a symbol such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... Monopoly is the best-selling commercial board game in the world. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Risk is a commercial strategic board game, produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). ... Trivial Pursuit is a board game where progress is determined by a players ability to answer general knowledge or popular culture questions. ... For the photographer, see Weegee. ... The parlor game Probe was introduced in the 1960s (at least as long ago as 1964) by Parker Brothers. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ...


Parker Brothers was founded by George S. Parker, who published his first game in 1883 at the age of 16.[citation needed] The company was originally called the George S. Parker Company and was founded in Salem, Massachusetts. When George's brother Charles joined the business in 1888, the company's name was changed to its more familiar form. In 1898 a third brother, Edward H. Parker, joined the company. For many years, George designed most of the games himself, and wrote all the rules. Many games were based on important events of the day: Klondike was based on the Alaskan gold rush, and War in Cuba was based on the impending Spanish-American War. The Parker Brothers logo. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...   Nickname: Witch City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1626 Zip Code(s): 01970 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,855 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... A California Gold Rush handbill A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Casualties 3,289 U.S. dead (only 432 from combat); considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and Filipino casualties Unknown[1] The Spanish...

The game industry was growing, and the company was becoming very profitable. In 1906, Parker Brothers published the game Rook, their most successful card game to this day and it quickly became the best-selling game in the country. During the Great Depression, a time when many companies went out of business, Parker Brothers released a new board game called Monopoly. Although the company had originally rejected the game in 1934, they decided to publish it the next year.[citation needed] It was an instant success, and the company had difficulty for quite a while keeping up with demand. The company continued to grow throughout the next several decades, producing such lasting games as Clue, Risk, and Sorry!. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Rook is a trick-taking game played with a deck of Rook playing cards. ... // For the game on The Price Is Right, please see Card Game (pricing game). ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... Monopoly is the best-selling commercial board game in the world. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Risk is a commercial strategic board game, produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). ... Sorry!, the slide pursuit game is a board game based on pachisi, sold by Parker Brothers. ...

Even after George Parker's death, the company remained family-owned until 1963, when General Mills purchased the company. After this, Parker Brothers produced the first Nerf ball, and Nerf products soon became another major national hit. In the UK during the 70's, Parker Bros. was the games division of Palitoy (also a General Mills company), and produced a variety of releases such as Escape From Colditz. The company began to produce electronic versions of their popular board games in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They also produced video games for various systems during the early 1980's, with home ports of many popular arcade games like Sega's Frogger and Gottlieb's Q*Bert. During the 1980s, General Mills sold the company to Kenner, which was acquired by Tonka. In 1991, Parker Brothers was bought by Hasbro. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is a Fortune 500 corporation, mainly concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... For other uses, see Nerf (disambiguation). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. ... Gottlieb (formerly D. Gottlieb & Co. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by Albert, Phillip, and Joseph Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ... For the rocket fuel, see Tonka (fuel). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ...

See Also

Monopoly is the best-selling commercial board game in the world. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Waddingtons was a publisher of card and board games in the United Kingdom. ...

External links

  • The Game Makers, a book by Philip Orbanes, chronicles the history of Parker Brothers.
  • Parker Brothers on the History Channel

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