Parker Brothers is a toy and game manufacturer and brand that was founded in 1883 by George S. Parker. It was the original producer of Nerf products, starting in 1969 with the Nerf Ball.


Parker Brothers is best known for creating board games such as Monopoly, Cluedo (known as Clue in the US), Sorry!, and Risk.


The company was bought out by General Mills in 1963 when George Parker passed away. In 1985, Parker Brothers was merged with Kenner Products, another company bought out by General Mills. Despite this, products released until 1991 would have the Parker Brothers branding on it.

However, in 1991, Nerf products began to be officially produced under the Kenner brand. This would be the first of several brand changes over Nerf's lifespan. The 1991 Parker Brothers catalog was the last to feature the Nerf brand; as the line swapped over to the Kenner brand, it would be noticeably absent in the 1992 catalog.

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