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Who Was Milton Bradley?

by Kirsten Anderson

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Milton Bradley was born November Eighth, 1836 as an only child. Milton never knew what he was really good at and took jobs in multiple places he did whatever work he could find after he started some businesses he realized everyone plays board games and almost anyone can afford them. So at the time, he did own a printing press and he finally thought of a game that only he could design called the game of life and it was a hit. He started his game business and took off he made multiple games in his lifetime and towards the end even made educational toys for kindergartens. He did have two wives his first named Vilona Eaton and his second named Nellie Thayer which he had two daughters with named Florence Bradley and Lillian Alice Bradley, he also had three grandchildren. Milton made toys until 1907 when he retired and unfortunately he passed away may 30 1911 after an illness.

This read to start off was very detailed and informed me on everything I could possibly want to know about Milton Bradley. This book was entertaining and knew how to keep you from falling asleep from all the info intake and surprisingly kept me turning the pages even if I was tired. It showed you the life of Milton as id you were actually there and had examples of his game on little note pages. For an educational read, it was pretty good and interesting. As for me recommending the book, I do if you're looking for something very informative or if your just looking for something about Milton Bradley. Overall the book was pretty interesting because it does actually teach you things about certain game's history and i do enjoy some history. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0448488477, Paperback)

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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"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"--… (more)

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