Allan Brian was born in Hinsdale, Illinois back in 1931. When he was 13 he read an article in Life Magazine that would put him on a path that would change his life. He graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in 1953. He continued his education at Harvard Law School only to quit after one year.
He was hired by Sylvania’s Applied Research Laboratory in Waltham. Massachusetts as a system analyst, he also worked as a tour guide for the Statue of Liberty. His invention has been published in several different languages in other nations by various publishers. Later on, he worked as a mail carrier.
What you may not know about Allan Brian Calhamer is that he invented the board game Diplomacy. He invented two other board games that never caught hold. He died in 2013, he was 81.
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