We recently linked had the story of how the game Monopoly was born, tracing it to Elizabeth Magie’s The Landlord’s Game, which she patented in 1903. Parker Brothers bought the rights to a derivative game in the ‘30s from Charles Darrow, then bought the rights to Magie’s game for $500 -and destroyed it. Show More Summary
Six-year-old Matthew Parker spends three days a week getting dialysis treatment at University Hospital in San Antonio. Because of this, Matthew, a triplet, isn't able to join his brothers in their first-grade class every day. But thanks...Show More Summary
How a litigious Parker Brothers almost destroyed their Monopoly patent.
Monopoly, the iconic board game now produced by toy company Hasbro, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Monopoly was first published in 1935 by Parker Brothers, which is now a subsidiary of Hasbro. To date, more than 275 million board games have been sold around the world, according to Monopoly. Show More Summary
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Monopoly board game. Our friends over at Hasbro sent us over a list of facts you may not know about the Parker Brothers game to celebrate the beloved franchise. While you may know the popular...Show More Summary
This Week in Jazz: Nicole Saphos, Jonathan Parker, The Harry Bells, The Jolley Brothers with strings, and much more. [ more › ]
Back when Max Hazzard was a freshman at Loyola and learning from his brother, Jacob, and standout point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, he clearly was taking mental notes and preparing for the day he'd be all grown up and ready to take charge.
John Parker Jr Murder victim had $1M life insurance policy Jerry Davich: Murder victim’s brother wants justice New charge filed in a 2003 Merrillville homicide Stepson admits part in murder conspiracy Wife of 2003 Merrillville homicide victim jailed Indiana Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Murder Former CP woman pleads guilty to murder conspiracy of husband […]
It must have been a double-dog dare. Four-year-old Parker Clark took his older brother's challenge to scale a tree very seriously, shimmying about 50 feet up before realizing he was too scared to try and climb back down. "I told himShow More Summary
Jabari Parker knows how to do Halloween right. The Milwaukee Bucks small forward surprised some neighborhood trick-or-treaters in suburban Milwaukee this week, popping out of someone's home (his?) dressed as a Blues Brother and giving out giant handfuls of candy. Show More Summary
Tony Perkins, Todd Starnes, Mike Huckabee, Phil Robertson, Rick Scarborough, the Benham brothers, and a clown car cavalcade of other crackpots will rally in Houston on Sunday, November 2nd to denounce "sermon-grabbing homofascist" Mayor Annise Parker. Show More Summary
By Jim Sloan: Bet heavily when the odds are long in your favor. -- George S. Parker, game creator and theorist and founder of Parker Brothers (Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit) You see, it's all right, uncle, when I'm sure. Then we go strong, for all we're worth... Show More Summary
Author Penny Junor is set to release a tell-all book about the upbringing of Prince Harry, but the portions of Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son that are gaining the most notice have less to do with "Captain Wales" than with his allegedly...Show More Summary
It’s taking Parker Brothers long enough to make a Harry Potter-themed edition of Monopoly, so CustomLumos decided to take matters into their own hands. The result? This awesome, one-of-a-kind Monopoly board came that The post Accio Dice! Harry Potter Wizard’s Monopoly appeared first on OhGizmo!.
Sarah Jessica Parker is looking to return to television after her hit successful run with Sex and the City in a new show, Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love. The 49-year-old actress would star in the police crime drama show as one of the two leading roles, Deadline [...]
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has optioned the rights to Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, a police crime thriller written by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. It will serve as SKE’s debut television...Show More Summary
Gerald McRaney is best known for playing the unconventional detective Rick Simon -- photographed here with his on-screen brother Jameson Parker -- in the long running buddy sitcom "Simon & Simon." Guess what he looks like now!
Arthur Reggie III is best known for playing the cool older brother Alfred "Alfie" Parker -- shown here with his on-screen brother Ralph Woolfolk IV -- on the 90's Nickelodeon comedy "My Brother and Me." Guess what he looks like now!
Camilla Parker Bowles' brother, Mark Shand, has died at the age of 62. Kate Middleton and Prince William sent their condolences from the South Pacific to the Duchess of Cornwall, who is married William's father Prince Charles. "The Duke...Show More Summary
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) and Prince William visit the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday (April 24) in Canberra, Australia. There was some tragedy in the royal family that day when Will‘s stepmom Camilla Parker Bowles lost her brother Mark Shand after he died following a fall in New York City. “The Duke [...]