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Licensing and Media Tie-Ins Saved LEGO

licensing and media tie-ins saved lego

LEGO struggled from 1998 to 2004, nearing bankruptcy, but licensing and media tie-ins helped revitalize the company and the LEGO brand name.

Monopoly Was Invented By Charles Darrow

Was Monopoly Invented by Charles Darrow?

Charles Darrow patented Monopoly in 1935, but he didn’t invent the game. It is a variation of “the Landlord’s Game” patented by Lizzie Magie in 1904.

Nintendo Started as a Playing Card Company

Nintendo Started as a Trading Card Company

Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a playing card (hanafuda) company, nearly a century before the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985.

Pong Was the First Arcade Video Game

Computer Space became the first mass produced arcade video game in 1971. It was released the year before it’s creators formed Atari and created Pong