Merle Robbins worked as a barber in Idaho. He was boren in 1912 and died in 1984. Had a son and wife. In 1971 he decided to inrent a game called uno to chow his son about the rules of crazy 8s. Decks were designed on a dining room table. His family saved up $8,000 dollars to create the first 5,000 uno decks. First Robins used to sell them at his barber shop and for a while his son, Roy, handed them out to his classmates. In 1981 the rights of uno were sold to international games for $50,000 plus roslties of $0.10 per copy. Today uno is produced by toy giant mattel in 80 countries. Today it has sold 150 million copies worldwide. Sadly he died in 1984.