Founder of the Milton Bradley Company, which created international board games like The Checkered Game of Life, Connect Four, Twister, and Yahtzee.
He had a failed lithograph business prior to establishing his billion-dollar empire.
His first hit game was The Checkered Game of Life, which sold over 45,000 copies by 1861.
He had daughters named Alice and Florence.
He attempted to sell The Checkered Game of Life to then-presidential nominee Abraham Lincoln.