Merlin

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Title

Merlin

Alternative Title

Merlin, the Electronic Wizard

Creator

Parker Brothers

Date Issued

1978

Format

Hardware (handheld)

Language

English

Description

Merlin (sometimes known as Merlin, the Electronic Wizard) was a handheld electronic game first made by Parker Brothers in 1978. The game was invented by former NASA employee Bob Doyle, his wife Holly, and brother-in-law Wendl Thomis. Merlin is notable as one of the earliest and most popular handheld games, selling over 5 million units during its initial run, as well as one of the most long-lived, remaining popular throughout the 1980s.

Source: Wikipedia

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Estimated Value

$30

Files

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Collection

Citation

Parker Brothers, “Merlin,” Learning Games Initiative Research Archive (LGIRA), accessed September 29, 2020, http://lgira.mesmernet.org/items/show/6835.

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