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1) In the game Boggle, letters F and K only appear once, on the same cube, to eliminate the possibility of a certain swear word (that starts and ends in the same letters as firetruck) being played.
2) Candy Land the game was involved in a lawsuit during the 1990s internet boom, when a pornographic company tried to use the name for their website, candyland.com. The board game won the rights and the website had to thankfully change their name.
3) Mathematically speaking, it is possibly for the person who goes first in Connect Four can win 100% of the time.
4) The game Cranium was the first non-coffee product to be sold at Starbucks, in addition to being the first game sold on Amazon and at Barnes and Nobles.
5) Think you didn’t know any Swahili? Think again, cause Jenga is the Swahili word for “to build.”
6) In Monopoly, the character depicted in Jail is named Jake the Jailbird.
7) The game pieces were inspired by charms on creator Charles Darrow’s niece’s charm bracelet.
8) The patient in Operation is named Cavity Sam.
9) A convicted murderer was once allowed a retrial, since four of the jurors used a Ouija board to
determine his guilt.
10) Musician Alice Cooper developed his stage name after a Ouija board once told him he was the
reincarnation of a 17th century witch.
11) The two highest scoring words in Scrabble, assuming the bonus tiles add up, are
NETZAHUALCOYOTL and CZECHOSLOVAKIAN.
12) Trivial Pursuit was invented by two journalists in 45 minutes after seeing how expensive a scrabble
set was to purchase.
13) Scrabble is recognized as an official sport in many African Countries, like Senegal and Mali.
14) In the game Clue, Miss Scarlett was originally an Asian woman. In 1996, they decided to change her
to a caucasian female.
15) Remember that McDonalds Monopoly game? Turns out it was rigged, and the company McDonalds
hired to make the game kept all the best pieces and prizes for themselves.
16) Chutes and Ladders was originally made in the 19th century in India, as a way to teach children
17) Erno Rubik, Hungarian sculptor and inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, originally solve the first cube in
over a month.
18) The game Parcheesi used to be played in India with slaves representing the pieces.
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