independent

Friday 18 April 2014

Inventor of party game Twister dies

Charles "Chuck" Foley, the inventor of the party game Twiste. has died (AP/Mark Foley)

The man whose Twister game launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties has died at the age of 82.

Charles "Chuck" Foley died on July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St Louis Park. His son, Mark Foley, said on Thursday his father suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Mr Foley and a collaborator were hired in the mid-1960s by a St Paul firm that was branching into games and toys. They came up with Twister, which was bought by Milton Bradley and became a sensation after it was featured on The Tonight Show in 1966.

Current manufacturer Hasbro says Twister continues to be a top seller.

Mark Foley says his father made little money from Twister but continued to be an inventor and held 97 patents.

www.hasbro.com/ (Hasbro)

Press Association

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Independent.ie on Twitter

More

Most Read

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News