The Milton Bradley Company (MB) was an American board game company established by Milton Bradley (born: November 8, 1836, died: May 30, 1911) in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1860. In 1920, it absorbed the game production of McLoughlin Brothers, formerly the largest game manufacturer in the United States.

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In 1987 it purchased Selchow and Righter, makers of well-known games including Parcheesi and Scrabble.

Milton Bradley was taken over by Hasbro, Inc., in 1984. Now wholly owned by Hasbro, it was still used as one of Hasbro's brands, similar to the manner in which Parker Brothers is one of Hasbro's brands. It was a board game and sometimes video game publisher. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Milton Bradley marketed a series of games in North America that were developed in the United Kingdom by Games Workshop (GW) that drew heavily from GW's Warhammer Fantasy universe, albeit without explicit reference to the Warhammer product line.

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MB was sued by two men who claimed to have presented the original concept for Dark Tower to Milton Bradley in the late Seventies, at which point, MB declined to pursue it, but thereafter "independently" developed the game. As part of the resolution of the lawsuit, Milton Bradley pulled the game off the market, and it was never republished.

James J. Shea was the board chairman of the Milton Bradley Company who rescued the company from going into bankruptcy.

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Is Milton Bradley still in business?

Milton Bradley merged with Parker Brothers in 1998 to form Hasbro Games. In 2009, Hasbro dropped the brands Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley in favor of the parent company's name.

Updated: 29 April 2019

Milton Bradley value and price guide

What's your 'Milton Bradley' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Official Mb Vectrex Complete Console May 2019 £ 425,00
Starquest New Base Game Mb In Foil Space Apr 2019 £ 262,02
Coca Cola Multi Game Set 1940 S Ellent May 2019 £ 196,28
Phantom Chess Computer Fully Working Apr 2019 £ 220,00
Heroquest Game System Board Game 100 Apr 2019 £ 169,00

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Tammy - March 4, 2018

Have an opened 1966 captain America game. Wondering the value.
►reply: Depending on state, between 75 and 175 USD.

Sue - February 24, 2018

I have a Happy Families complete set No 6860. Anyone know it’s age ?
►reply: Is this a card game? Probably 1950s.

Jen - July 2, 2017

I have a Milton Bradley Old Maid card game in the box. It appears to be very old. THe number on the box is 4488 and it says Springfield, Mass. Does anyone know what year it was made?
►reply: Probably 1920s, see also this website.

Jennifer - June 10, 2015

Needing replacement parts for perfection game.
►reply: On this page you'll find some: MB Perfection game parts.

Ken - March 24, 2015

I have a copywrite 1938 Go to the head of the class complete game in good condition but having problems finding anything on it. any thoughts as to valueor where it might find more information?

Barbara - December 1, 2014

We need replacement letters for the 10 x 10 Up Words. We play that game everyday and have given it to several family members. Our letters are very faded. Are the letters still available?
►reply: I am not sure... but if you search for: milton bradley up words you might see some listings with replacement letters.

Jim - August 19, 2013

i have a milton bradley board game made by arrow games ltd england. its called swiss cheese.cant find out any info.
►reply: Probably from 1974. Also search for the manufacturer 'Arrow Games'. Difficult though to find info.

John - November 25, 2012

I am trying to find the vaule the game Contact by Milton Bradley. Can you help me ?
►reply: Are you sure it's called 'Contact' and the manufacturer is MB? Can't find anything about this game.

Bev - October 11, 2012

I am trying to find out the value of a Milton Bradley game that my grandmother gave to me. It is called "Peg Puzzle Solitaire". I has to be at least 60 yrs old or more. I have tried searching the net on vintage games but there is no listing for it. Can you help with this?
►reply: I see them on ebay: MB peg puzzle from the 1930s.

Crystal - July 26, 2012

I have a vintage 1973 Milton Bradley game called the Comic Card Game with Popeye and Olive Oil, Hi and Lois, Beetle Bailey and Blondie. Does anyone know what it is worth. Complete and in great condition.
►reply: Its value is between (depending on state and demand) 10 and 20 dollars.

Jackie - January 1, 2011

I was wondering where can I find the video memory game Simon? Please let me know. Thanks Jackie
►reply: You can find the electronic simon game here.

Paul - December 30, 2010

Hi Your MB logo was part of my childhood need a full set of wooden scrable tiles. Have a late 70's scrabble board-To cheap to by a set at full price.
►reply: Try and search for Scrabble tiles on this website.