Games: Brain-Busting

The U.S. seems to be getting more playful all the time; indoor games are booming. During the past 15 years, annual retail sales at the leading U.S. game manufacturer, Parker Brothers, Inc., increased about five times—$5,000,000 to $25 million—and the total number of games sold yearly has jumped from 3,000,000 to more than 10 million.

Why? More leisure, more education —and television. Says Parker's President Robert B. M. Barton: "TV turned out to be a blessing. It brought people back into the home again, and made them build things called 'family rooms'...

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