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Interesting Patent: Magic the Gathering

Interesting Patent:  Magic the Gathering

In the early 1990’s, mathematics professor Richard Channing Garfield invented a collectable card game called “Magic: The Gathering.”  In case you haven’t heard, Magic (or MTG) was a great international success. The game won scores of awards, created an active collector market, and even spawned a professional player circuit. The game has been credited with [...]

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Interesting Inventions: Improved Ouija Board Patent

Interesting Inventions:  Improved Ouija Board Patent

Harry Bigelow of Milwaukee, WI sought and received this 1920 patent for an improved Ouija board.  No word on whether the device caught on commercially, but the patent went on to be cited as prior art for both a fortune telling device and a “frog support.” Whatever that is. .

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