Operation Game

Image 1. Prototype of Operation "The box that sparked and made noise,” created by University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Sophmore John Spinello for a class project in 1962.

John Spinello created the game “The Box that Sparked and Made Noise,” also know at “Operation” in 1962 at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana as a sophomore class project. He later sold the paten of the game to an inventor firm for $500.00 and the promise of a job with the company. The firm latter sold the patent rights to Milton Bradley and latter to Hasbro. Since 1962, the game has undergone a series of transformations from its early stage as a metal box. As seen above in image 1 to an interactive fun filled game as seen below in image 2.

Image 2. “Operation” Improved upon by Milton Bradley.

Work Cited
Wood, P. (2014, November 12). World is discovering 'Operation' creator. Retrieved November 16, 2014, from http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-11-12/world-discovering-operation-creator.html (Image 1 and 2).