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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Who doesn't love a good board game night? Some of my best memories with my friends include some snacks, drinks and a board game or two. I have some fun facts for you today about games...hope you find them interesting!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Life is more fun if you play games."

HINT: (1916-1990), was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In order to prevent Boggle players from using a certain swear word, the letters F and K only appear once on the same cube, making it impossible for them to both be played at the same time.

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Candy Land was at the center of one of the first disputes over domain names on the web, as in the mid-'90s candyland.com was a porn site. Hasbro successfully sued for control of the domain.

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Operation was invented by a sophomore at the University of Illinois in 1962 as part of a class assignment to invent a game or toy.

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The inventor of Cranium came up with the idea for the game after he and his wife dominated another couple in Pictionary, but lost horribly in Scrabble. It was the first game to be sold on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

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The original Game of Life featured spaces for suicide, disgrace, poverty, and prison. The Checkered Game of Life, the precursor to the modern Game of Life, was Milton Bradley's first and only game.

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The name Jenga is based on the Swahili word meaning "to build." According to Hasbro, the tallest Jenga tower ever was 40 levels tall plus two additional blocks on top.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Life is more fun if you play games."

ANSWER: Roald Dahl.

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