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1The Milton Bradley Company is an American game company established by Milton Bradley in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1860. In 1920, it absorbed the game production of [=McLoughlin=] Brothers, formerly the largest game manufacturer in the United States, and in 1987, it purchased Selchow and Righter, makers of ''Parcheesi'', ''TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}'' and ''TabletopGame/TrivialPursuit''.˛˛Milton Bradley itself was taken over by Creator/{{Hasbro}} in 1984 and, up until recently, was retained by Hasbro as a brand, much like Parker Brothers (which they bought in 1991 alongside Kenner and Tonka); however, both names seem to have been phased out in favor of a unified ''Hasbro Gaming'' brand. It was a publisher of board games and sometimes video games. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Milton Bradley marketed a series of games, such as ''TabletopGame/{{HeroQuest}}'', in North America that were developed in the United Kingdom by Creator/GamesWorkshop (GW). These games drew heavily from GW's ''Warhammer Fantasy'' universe, albeit without explicit reference to the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' product line.˛˛Milton Bradley was sued by two men who claimed to have presented the original concept for ''TabletopGame/DarkTower'' to Milton Bradley in the late 1970s. At that point MB declined to pursue it, but thereafter the company "independently" developed the game. As part of the resolution of the lawsuit, Milton Bradley pulled the game off the market, and it was never republished.˛˛Many of their most popular board games include ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife The Game of Life]]'' (invented by Milton Bradley himself), ''TabletopGame/CandyLand'', ''Pretty Pretty Princess'', ''Girl Talk'', ''Chutes & Ladders'', ''Twister'', ''TabletopGame/{{Yahtzee}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}'' and ''Last Chance'' (originally manufactured by ''Ravensburger''). The company also published 8 video games for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem and UsefulNotes/GameBoy (''California Games'', ''VideoGame/CaptainSkyhawk'', the portable version of ''TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}'', ''World Games'', ''Time Lord'', ''Cabal'', ''Marble Madness'' and ''Abadox: The Deadly Inner War'').˛˛Milton Bradley has also manufactured licensed board games for many years, ranging from mere themed variants of their other games, to whole games based off a show or franchise (many game shows took this route, such as ''Series/{{Concentration}}'', ''Series/{{Password}}'', ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'', ''Series/EyeGuess'', ''Series/ThreeOnAMatch'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''Series/{{Blockbusters}}'', among many others), including things you wouldn't think they'd base a board game off of (ie. ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', ''Series/HannahMontana'').


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