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Homecoming Event: Tortured Cardboard: How Great Board Games Survive!

by Kelvin Smith Library

Lecture Homecoming Library Event Games Fun Free Food

Fri, 11 Oct 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Kelvin Smith Library, O’Neill Reading Room (2nd Floor)

11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States

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Be enlightened and entertained. Be prepared for irreverence. Philip “Phil” E. Orbanes (CIT '70), game designer, founding partner of Winning Moves Games in Danvers, Massachusetts and former senior vice president for Parker Brothers will take you on a journey through time to discover how these games came to be, why they flourish and what you can gain by applying their secrets. In addition to games tailored around KSL resources and services, the event includes refreshments, prize drawings, tours and more.
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Kelvin Smith Library, O’Neill Reading Room (2nd Floor)

11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States


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Philip E. Orbanes

Philip E. Orbanes is an American board game designer, author, founding partner and former president of Winning Moves Games in Danvers, Massachusetts. Orbanes is a graduate (CIT'70) of the Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University). He was a Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Parker Brothers until the 1990s. Orbanes has also served as Chief Judge at U.S. National and World Monopoly tournaments. Orbanes has written three books about the board game Monopoly (his book The Monopoly Companion has been printed in three distinct editions). His Monopoly: The World’s Most Famous Game and How It Got That Way is consider the definitive reference book.[1] He also wrote a book about the history of Parker Brothers from the 1880s to the start of the 21st century. His book about the card game Rook, however, is only found packaged along with the game's cards, published by Winning Moves Games. Orbanes also authored articles for The Games Journal on acquiring the rights to out of print games, and the card game, Canasta.  [Source: WikipediA]

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