The iconic TWISTER brand celebrates its 50th anniversary today ringing in five decades of right-hand reds, twists and turns! Hasbro, Inc. invites TWISTER fans across the nation to rock the dots and pay tribute to the classic game that has been tying players up in tangled knots since its debut in 1966.
In the TWISTER game, each player gives the spinner a whirl to see which colored dot they must place their hands or feet on the mat. The last player standing wins! The anniversary date has a profound significance for the TWISTER brand and marks a key moment in its history. On May 3, 1966, Johnny Carson, host of “The Tonight Show”, played a game of TWISTER with his guest for that evening. The audience roared with laughter watching the two celebrities bend and stretch in challenging positions while trying to keep their balance. By early 1967, more than three million TWISTER games were sold.
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