Who Was Milton Bradley?

Who Was Milton Bradley?


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Meet the man behind the board games: Milton Bradley.

Born in Maine in 1836, Milton Bradley moved with his family to the working-class city of Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 11. His early life consisted of several highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off and losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The Checkered Game of Life. He produced and sold Life across the country and it quickly became a national sensation. Working with his company, the Milton Bradley Company, he continued to produce board games, crayons, and kid-friendly school supplies for the rest of his life. He is often credited as the father of board games, and the Milton Bradley Company has created Battleship, Jenga, Yahtzee, Trouble, and many more classic games.

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ISBN-13: 9780448488479
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 58,666
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Kirsten Anderson is a freelance writer and actress who lives in New York City with her charming Pomeranian, Sunflower.

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Table of Contents

Who Was Milton Bradley? 1

Two Apples Plus Four Apples 5

Springfield 17

Let's Play a Game 26

Entertaining the Troops 37

All in the Cards 50

Moving Toys 56

Toys for Learning 73

The Education Department 86

Going Home 94

Timelines 104

Bibliography 106

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