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The most popular board games ever sold include chess, checkers, Monopoly and Scrabble. Other best-selling board games of all time include backgammon, Clue, Othello, Trivial Pursuit, Risk and Pictionary.


The first video game ever made was "Tennis for Two." It was created in 1958 by physicist William Higinbotham. He designed the game on a small analog computer. Technician Robert Dvorak built the device in less than two weeks. It was operated by turning a knob and pushing...


The first video game was "Tennis For Two," which was invented at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The two-player tennis game was first shown publicly on Oct. 18, 1958. Its inventor was nuclear scientist William Higinbotham.


The first video game console ever made was the TV Game Unit #7. It eventually came to be known as "The Brown Box" due to the brown wood-grain, self-adhesive vinyl used to make it.


The first functional computer was made in 1936 by Konrad Zuse in his parents' living room in Germany. It was called the Z1 and was the first freely programmable, electro-mechanical computer.


The first universally acknowledged car was invented in 1885. The gasoline-powered, three-wheeled automobile was created in Germany by Karl Friedrich Benz. The four-wheeled automobile design followed in 1886, invented by Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach.


As far as historians know, and depending on what one means by "made," the first book was either the Epic of Gilgamesh, the first bound copies of the Bible, or the Gutenberg Bible. Each marks a point in the development of books.