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Eugene H. Munger
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Inventor of card game Flinch. See:

The Federal Reporter, Vol 131, Sept-Oct 1904, page 543. Case was H. B. Chaffee Mfg. Co. vs. Selchow et al.

Munger evidently thought up game in 1893, but first copies were sold in 1894 so that seems like the date to use. Munger didn't copyright the name which is what ultimately lead to the dispute with Beecher & Kymer.

The court case shows that A. J. Patterson (the unnamed employee in the lawsuit) of Flinch Card Co. saw a copy of Munger's game and copied it without knowing who had designed the game, or who had originally published it. So it was Patterson's edition of the game that popularized it, but he didn't invent the game.

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