Philip OrbanesPhilip E. Orbanes is an American board game designer, author, founding partner and former president of Winning Moves Games in Danvers, Massachusetts. Orbanes is a graduate of the Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University). He was a Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Parker Brothers until the 1990s. Orbanes has also served as Chief Judge at U.S. National and World Monopoly tournaments.
Orbanes has written three books about the board game Monopoly (his book ''The Monopoly Companion'' has been printed in three distinct editions). His ''Monopoly: The World’s Most Famous Game and How It Got That Way'' is consider the definitive reference book. He also wrote a book about the history of Parker Brothers from the 1880s to the start of the 21st century. His book about the card game Rook, however, is only found packaged along with the game's cards, published by Winning Moves Games. Orbanes also authored articles for ''The Games Journal'' on acquiring the rights to out of print games, and the card game, Canasta. Provided by Wikipedia