Test Your Knowledge: Milton-Bradley Games Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge: Milton-Bradley Games Quiz
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This company has published many games that turned into cultural phenomena. How much do you know about these Milton-Bradley games?
How many blocks are included in Jenga, which requires players to remove pieces from a tower without causing it to fall?
32
54
Sometimes it takes longer to set it up than it does to actually play.
68

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Cheyenne was a board game based on what?
a TV show
Many games in the 1950s were inspired by TV shows.
a novel
a poem

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Which game features The Empire versus Chaos?
Dark Tower
Battle Masters
This one was released in 1992.
Mission Command Air

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Yahtzee was first called what?
Yoodle
Yatzie
There are five dice in the game that you might roll up to three times during your turn.
Frustration

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What do you try to do to your opponents in Hotel?
force them into bankruptcy
Like Monopoly, the more you build, the more likely you are to win.
steal their customers
give them bedbugs

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How many sides are there to the die included in Scattergories?
12
14
20
The die determines which letter players use to create their answers.

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Why was "Twister" a controversial game when it was introduced?
It was too hard.
Some people associated it with sex.
Many people (including parents) didn't like the idea of human bodies used as game pieces.
It caused injuries.

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When did the first version of The Game of Life appear?
1860
And it was originally called The Checkered Game of Life.
1910
1962

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When did the modern incarnation of The Game of Life first hit the market?
1910
1960
A full century after its introduction, the game took on its familiar form.
1980

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Why didn't the first versions of The Game of Life include dice?
They always got lost.
They were too expensive to manufacture.
They were associated with gambling.
Instead, the game employed a six-sided top called a teetotum.

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What's the maximum number of players for Stratego?
two
Each player controls an army attempting to capture a flag.
four
six

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What color of hippo does NOT appear on the Hungry Hungry Hippos board?
red
The hippos are typically green, yellow, pink and orange.
yellow
green

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Why did Parker Brothers sue Milton-Bradley for Easy Money?
A corporate spy stole the idea from Parker Brothers.
The game was too similar to Monopoly.
Even the board's layout looked very similar to Monopoly.
It wanted easy money from a settlement.

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Battleship was probably inspired by which conflict?
World War I
It has undergone many changes and started as a pad-and-pencil game.
World War II
The Spanish-American War

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In what year was the World War II game Axis & Allies first published?
1953
1977
1981
It is now called Axis & Allies: Classic and remains one of the most popular war strategy games.

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A college student sold his rights to Operation in exchange for what?
a job offer
The inventor got $500 and wanted a job at the company; he received no royalties.
$900 cash
free tuition

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How does a player win Battleship?
sink all of the opponent's ships
Each player has five ships, including an aircraft carrier and submarine, among others.
sink the opponent's battleship
sink at least three ships

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What's the most expensive procedure in Operation?
Bread Basket
The fee for the stomach surgery is $1,000, much more than the others in the game.
Water on the Knee
Brain Freeze

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Connect Four is also known as what?
Captain's Mistress
It's also called Fourplay, Find Four, Plot Four, among other names.
Four Down
Forty Women

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How many columns are there in the Connect Four grid?
seven
There are also six vertical rows, making 42 total playable spots.
eight
nine

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About how many combinations of positions (total) are there for a game of Connect Four?
about 98 million
about 3.2 billion
about 4.5 trillion
It would take you many lifetimes to play that many different games.

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How does your turn end in Barrel of Monkeys?
You roll a seven.
You drop a monkey.
You keep going until your monkey chain breaks and a monkey drops.
You pick up 10 monkeys.

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In theory, what happens if you begin a game of "Connect Four" anywhere but the center column?
You lose.
You draw.
The second player can always force a tie (at minimum) if he or she is smart ... and you start the game anywhere on the sides of the grid.
You win.

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Which board game is based on a book written by Howard Roger Garis?
Ikusa
Uncle Wiggily
To win the game, players have to reach Dr. Possum's House.
Barrel of Monkeys

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What's the objective in The Game of Cootie?
to race around a board
to construct a bug
Kids roll a die and then assemble plastic pieces to build a bug.
to get cooties

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How many keys do you have to collect to win Dark Tower?
three
The game took advantage of the role-playing game fad in the 1980s.
five
seven

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What's the current unofficial record for winning Barrel of Monkeys?
around 90 seconds
around two minutes
That means the record holder picked up all 13 monkeys without dropping a single one.
around four minutes

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In what year was Candyland first released?
1921
1933
1949
It was imagined by a woman who was hospitalized for polio.

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About how many copies of Candyland sell each year?
roughly 2 million
More than half a century later, it is still a top seller.
roughly 800,000
roughly 450,000

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How much did the board game called Uncle Wiggily cost in 1947?
five dollars
two dollars
less than a dollar
For about $0.70, you could own this classic game.

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