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The Milton Bradley Company Timeline

1860

Milton Bradley opens a lithography business in Springfield, Massachusetts. When the business begins struggling, Bradley produces a game he invented called "The Checkered Game of Life."

1880

Bradley begins producing jigsaw puzzles.

1911

Milton Bradley dies.

1931

Battleship is released.

1948

Scrabble Brand Crossword Game is trademarked. It becomes part of the Milton Bradley family in 1989.

1943

Chutes and Ladders is released.

1949

Candy Land is released.

1956

Yahtzee is released.

1960

The Game of Life (the game first invented by Milton Bradley and originally called "The Checkered Game of Life") board game is introduced.

1962

Ground is broken for the current manufacturing plant and office headquarters in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

1966

Twister is released.

1975

Connect Four is released.

Sept. 1984

Hasbro, Inc. acquires the Milton Bradley Company and keeps the Milton Bradley name as a unique brand.

1989

Hasbro purchases major assets of Coleco Industries, Inc. and adds several of their games, including Scrabble and Parcheesi, to the Milton Bradley family of games.

1991

Hasbro acquires Parker Brothers Games.






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