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How Trivial Pursuit Became a Worldwide Hit

On December 15, 1979, two Canadians created one of the most popular games of all time, Trivial Pursuit. The game was invented by Chris Haney, a photo editor at the Montreal Gazette and a high school dropout, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press.

The two men were sitting at Haney’s kitchen table playing Scrabble when they decided to make their own board game. They came up…

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