Milton Bradley (November 5, 1836 Vienna, Maine - May 30, 1911 Springfield, Massachusetts) was an American game pioneer who is credited with launching the board game industry in North America with the Milton Bradley Company. After setting up the first color lithography shop in Massachusetts, he created a board game called The Checkered Game of Life, an early version of The Game of Life. An elementary school has been named after him in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also invented the paper cutter. His company is now a subsidiary of Hasbro.
In 2004, he was posthumously inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.