Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Inventor of party game Twister dies

Charles "Chuck" Foley, the inventor of the party game Twiste. has died (AP/Mark Foley)
Let's Twister again ... partygoers tie themsleves in knots (AP/St Louis Post-Dispatch, Wayne Crosslin)

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)

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