Archive for the 'Board Game Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Were the Rights to the Board Game Operation Sold for Just $500?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: The board game Operation was sold for just $500. For over fifty years, fans of […]

How Did the Tonight Show Save Twister From Oblivion?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Twister avoided going under by getting the game to appear on The Tonight Show. Something […]

Did Milton Bradley Invent the Paper Cutter?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Milton Bradley invented the paper cutter. It is pretty weird that in the relaof Board […]

Why Did the Board Game Version of the $25,000 Pyramid Not Actually Have a Pyramid In It?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: The Milton Bradley board game for the Pyramid television show was different from the game […]

Did the Owners of the Board Game, Candyland, Have to Sue a Porn Company for the Rights to Candyland.com?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Candyland had to sue to get the rights to candyland.com away from a porn company. […]

Was Monopoly Once Ruled a Generic Term and Thus Not Protected by Trademark?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Monopoly was once ruled a generic term and un-trademarkable. As noted in the last Board […]

Was Monopoly Invented as a Tool to Teach People the Evils of Capitalism?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Monopoly was created by Charles Darrow. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: The predecessor to Monopoly was […]

How Did Missing Scrabble Pieces Lead to the Creation of Trivial Pursuit?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: For lack of a Scrabble tile, Trivial Pursuit was born. Scott Abbott and Chris Haney […]

Did a Chess Player Once Die From Complications From Playing Chess Blindfolded?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Harry Nelson Pillsbury died due to the ill effects of playing chess blindfolded. Harry Nelson […]

How Did Abe Lincoln Growing a Beard Kick Start Milton Bradley’s Gaming Career?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to board games and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all board game urban legends so far. BOARD GAME URBAN LEGEND: Milton Bradley got into board games because Abraham Lincoln grew a beard. Milton Bradley (1836-1911) […]