Trivia: Yahtzee was adapted into a short-lived television game show in 1987.Debut: 1963 Inventors: Gordon Barlow and Burt Meyer Companies: Ideal, Milton Bradley Object of the game: Players move around the board with mouse-shaped pieces.In 1943, he wanted to make a simpler version of an old parlor game called Murder.Pratt and his wife, Elva, created a board game they eventually named Cluedo.In 2008, Hasbro released a modernized version called Clue: Discover the Secrets.This latest version of Clue is set at a dinner party at a swanky mansion hosted by a millionaire mogul.Just like in the original, it is the player's job to solve the murder, but there are new weapons, such as a barbell and a baseball bat, and a few new rules.Players can also try their hand at an Alfred Hitchcock edition, a Scooby Doo version, several computer editions and an app.
Lowe agreed to make the couple 1,000 copies in exchange for the rights to the game.
More changes came in the 1990s when the game added tiles that promoted environmentalism, family activities and community service.
Now, 150 years after it was first created, fans can play it as a computer game or download it as an app.
Trivia: While the 1860 version penalized a player for gambling, the 1960 version offered winnings from gambling as a reward. Debut: 1948 (United Kingdom), 1949 (United States) Inventor: Anthony Pratt Companies: John Waddington Games Ltd., Waddington’s Games, Parker Brothers Object of the game: Players try to discover who killed the host, with what instrument and in what room of his stately manor.
With six suspects, six weapons and nine rooms, there are 324 possible combinations of the crime. Pratt, was a patent clerk who served as a fire warden during World War II.