Brown Box replica

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Date Introduced
1968
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 4 in x 15 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in
Manufacturer
Baer, Ralph
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph Baer
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
Games; Pong; Baer, Ralph
Object ID
102711247

Ralph Baer created the first home gaming console, which he called the “Brown Box,” while working for Sanders Associates. It could play several games, including a table tennis game that presaged Atari’s Pong, without requiring a computer, microprocessor, or software. The Brown Box also had a light gun add-on for shooting games.