Timeline About How Twister Started
In 1964 Guyer and Foley took the games to Mel Taft, the Vice President of the Milton Bradley Co.. Mel immediately saw the possibilities in a line of games where the people were the players, and the game he chose to lead with was "Pretzel". When it was discovered that the name was not available, the Milton Bradley Co. chose "Twister".
In 1965, Sears Roebuck told Milton Bradley they would not market the game. In December, Taft called Guyer to say Milton Bradley was discontinuing the product because it was too risky. On May 3rd 1966, Twister was going to be on The Tonight Show. So the next day, dozens of people were lined up getting copies of Twister!
In 1967 Twister was named the "Game of the Year".[who?] And that was a big success. That is how Twister started.
How People Started Using Ideas From Twister to Make Their Own Games
The king of the sixties game,Twister was the subject of a huge publicity campaign when it was introduced in 1966. Twister has been a profit-making dream for Milton Bradley.
The goal of Twister was to outlast opponents by stretching and entwining your body like a human pretzel around a large vinyl sheet emblazoned with multicolored circles, without falling down.
Other companies studied Milton Bradley's success with the teen-oriented Twister, and came up with goofier variations on the theme.Like making card games similar to Twister.
Rules on How to Play Twister
Twister What the Board Game Cover Looked Like
This is a picture of what the cover of the board game and spinner Twister looked liked in the 1960's
Twister in the Park
This a picture of people playing Twister in the park having fun in the 1960's.
People Waiting to get Twister
This is a picture of people waiting outside Abercrombie and Fitch to get the new Twister game in 1966