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Hasbro Makes Move to Help Pay for ‘Operation’ Creator’s Surgery

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hasbroBy ABC News

Toy giant Hasbro has stepped forward to help the creator of one of it’s most popular board games, Operation, pay for an operation of his own.

John Spinello, who created what would become Operation, the classic board game that allows players to test their fine motor skills using a tweezer, is in need of a reported $25,000 in oral surgery.

When Spinello -– who sold his game for $500 in the 1960s to a toy company that would then license it to game giant Milton Bradley -– was unable to pay his medical costs, his friends toy designers Tim Walsh and Peggy Brown, started a fund on CrowdRise.com to raise the money.

Hasbro took ownership of Operation in…

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