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After 80 Failed Inventions, This 84-Year-Old Created The Game Of The Year“.

George Weiss has spent the last 45 years filing patents: for failed inventions from his Brooklyn basement.

But it wasn’t until three years ago, when he was cutting up plastic tiles, that he thought of Dabble: a fast-paced word game: that is now in 42 stores nationwide and just won the 2011 Game of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine in the Family Word Games category.

Cross-posted from Newmark’s Door.

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