Quick Quotes: Baer invented Pong “as a family game”

Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

“Yeah. I did a bit. What I thought I unleashed was a family game. If you’ll stop to consider for a second, what’s the ping pong game? You can’t play ping pong with yourself. It was meant to be played by two people. And we had four-handed ping pong and hockey games early on, also. I always thought of it as a family game. And it just sort of degenerated into a one player type thing which was never in my mind.” – Ralph Baer on whether he “unleashed a monster” with Pong to David Friedman. Baer turned 90 this week.