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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.Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy. "It’s hard to replace the face-to-face quality time you get with these games," says Tim Walsh, inventor of the game Blurt! "They’re something you can do with the whole family — and they’re affordable." See also: Vintage Games Trivia Quiz Take a look at the fascinating history behind 10 of our favorite games — and watch the television commercials that helped them become bestsellers.
After the couple perfected their idea, Pratt sold Cluedo to Waddington Games in 1947. A 1985 movie version of Clue featured an all-star cast that included Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Martin Mull and Eileen Brennan.
Over the years, we’ve placed countless games in the hands of happy families for their long-term enjoyment and satisfaction. Manufactured by Carrom-Archarena Company, Ludington, MI. Date: 1902-1914 / Size: 28 ¾” diameter Beautiful game board with elegant marquetry transfer work on both sides. Beautiful marquetry transfers and bright lithographs.
Manufactured by Ludington Novelty Company, Ludington, MI.
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Klamer added a three-dimensional game board, tinkered with the rules, renamed it The Game of Life and inked a promotional deal with TV personality Art Linkletter.