Information
Description Edit | History

Peter Adolph (1916 - 1994) was an English game designer and former Royal Air Force veteran who invented the popular game Subbuteo which was invented and manufactured in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. He always had an interest in football (soccer) and ornithology. He once sold birds eggs to make extra money. He originally wanted to call the game The Hobby, but the Patents Office said that that was too general a term, so he named it "Subbuteo" which he knew was the Latin word for "hobby" as the Hobby Hawk was his favorite bird. He patented his sports game in 1948. By 1950, it was such a success that he was able to give up his full-time job. Around 1970, he could no longer keep up with demand and sold the game to Waddington's Games, Inc. where he stayed on as a managing director, but he decided to leave the company as he didn't fit in with the corporate culture.

Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Mechanic:
Pg. 1
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 2
Comments 0
Year Published 0
Rank 1342
Num Ratings 1419
Average Rating 6.95
Average Weight 1.85
Num Owned 1651
Prev. Owned 390
For Trade 53
Want in Trade 90
Wishlist 190
Comments 431
Year Published 1947
Rank 10770
Num Ratings 40
Average Rating 6.27
Average Weight 2.00
Num Owned 62
Prev. Owned 19
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 8
Comments 15
Year Published 1949
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 2
Average Rating 6.50
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 2
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 8
Comments 1
Year Published 1981
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 3
Comments 0
Year Published 0
Rank 12356
Num Ratings 33
Average Rating 5.87
Average Weight 1.25
Num Owned 51
Prev. Owned 13
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 5
Wishlist 8
Comments 13
Year Published 1970
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 2
Comments 0
Year Published 0
Linked Issues/Articles
Relationship: Sort:
Pg. 1
No Items Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.