History is the study of the past and how it relates to the human experience.

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.

The Census is Relatively Modern

Is the Census Relatively Modern?

Censuses have been around since ancient Babylon. Historically, a census was a register of people and property used to determine taxes and organize society.