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Concentration

board game

1961

"Concentration" was NBC's longest running game show, lasting from 1958 until 1973 in its original version. This home version game by Milton Bradley dates from 1961, just three years after it began on television. In the play, players solve a rebus puzzle hidden by cards, which when removed reveal prizes in pairs. Players must remember where they've seen a particular prize and match it with its twin. Correct matches reveal parts of the overall puzzle. "Concentration" the television show and the game proved popular for years. This is the fourth edition of the original board game version. Concentration holds the distinction of the first board game to sell over a million copies in its first year. Most other games achieve that mark over a period of several years.

ManufacturerMilton Bradley Company
Materialprinted cardboard | plastic
OriginSpringfield, MA
Stylememory
Object ID110.1595
Credit LineGift of Noah Pisaturo in the memory of all that is magical in children at play

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