Video game console history: Magnavox Odyssey²

April 18, 2014 | 10:07 a.m.

1972: Ralph Baer’s Brown Box was licensed to Magnavox and released to the North American public as the Magnavox Odyssey, which came with poker chips, dice and score sheets. Its 1978 successor, the Odyssey² (shown here), did even more to fuse board games and video games, releasing a series of fantasy, conquest and strategy games that each came with a board. (William Lu / For Hero Complex)

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