Selchow & Righter

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Selchow & Righter was an American game manufacturer. Alongside Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley , it was the largest game maker in the United States until all three were merged into Hasbro between 1984 and 1991 . Until it was sold in 1986, it was a family business led by the Selchow and Righter families.

The company was founded in 1867 by Elisha G. Selchow as EC Selchow & Co founded. In 1880 John Righter became a partner of Selchow and the company was renamed Selchow & Righter .

The Parcheesi game was a huge success. From 1953 the successful game Scrabble was distributed and from 1983 the game Trivial Pursuit .


Selchow & Righter was sold to Coleco in 1986 for a total of $ 75 million. Coleco went bankrupt in 1987-88. Parker Brothers bid the most for the rights to Trivial Pursuit . In 1989, Hasbro bought what was left of Coleco for $ 85 million plus 1 million Hasbro shares and the Selchow & Righter name disappeared. Trivial Pursuit has also been part of Hasbro since the Parker Brothers takeover in 1991 .

Well-known games

Individual evidence

  1. a b A Brief History of American Games at (English)
  2. Coleco Agreement in The New York Times of May 6, 1986 (English)
  3. Tim Walsh : Timeless Toys . Andrews McMeel Publishing , Kansas City 2005, ISBN 978-0-7407-5571-2 . (English)
  4. Hasbro's Purchase Of Coleco's Assets in The New York Times of July 13, 1989 (English)

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