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The History of the Game Sorry!

The game Sorry! was first published in England by John Waddington Ltd in the late 1920s. It was patented in 1929 and reportedly based on a game called Pachisi, which originated in India. The game made its way to the United States a few years later, when Robert Barton bought the rights to manufacture and distribute the game in America. It was first sold in the U.S. through the Parker Brothers catalog in 1934 and was advertised as the most fashionable, bestselling game in England. It caught on in America as well and became quite popular. Today, Sorry! is somewhat less popular than it once was, especially during its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, but it is still considered one of the classic board games and is available at many retailers; it is now distributed by Hasbro.

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