Test Your Knowledge: Milton-Bradley Games Quiz
by Staff
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
  • 68

Cheyenne was a board game based on what?

  • a TV show
  • a novel
  • a poem

Which game features The Empire versus Chaos?

  • Dark Tower
  • Battle Masters
  • Mission Command Air

Yahtzee was first called what?

  • Yoodle
  • Yatzie
  • Frustration

What do you try to do to your opponents in Hotel?

  • force them into bankruptcy
  • steal their customers
  • give them bedbugs

How many sides are there to the die included in Scattergories?

  • 12
  • 14
  • 20

Why was "Twister" a controversial game when it was introduced?

  • It was too hard.
  • Some people associated it with sex.
  • It caused injuries.

When did the first version of The Game of Life appear?

  • 1860
  • 1910
  • 1962

When did the modern incarnation of The Game of Life first hit the market?

  • 1910
  • 1960
  • 1980

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.

What's the maximum number of players for Stratego?

  • two
  • four
  • six

What color of hippo does NOT appear on the Hungry Hungry Hippos board?

  • red
  • yellow
  • green

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.
  • It wanted easy money from a settlement.

Battleship was probably inspired by which conflict?

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • The Spanish-American War

In what year was the World War II game Axis & Allies first published?

  • 1953
  • 1977
  • 1981

A college student sold his rights to Operation in exchange for what?

  • a job offer
  • $900 cash
  • free tuition

How does a player win Battleship?

  • sink all of the opponent's ships
  • sink the opponent's battleship
  • sink at least three ships

What's the most expensive procedure in Operation?

  • Bread Basket
  • Water on the Knee
  • Brain Freeze

Connect Four is also known as what?

  • Captain's Mistress
  • Four Down
  • Forty Women

How many columns are there in the Connect Four grid?

  • seven
  • eight
  • nine

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

How does your turn end in Barrel of Monkeys?

  • You roll a seven.
  • You drop a monkey.
  • You pick up 10 monkeys.

In theory, what happens if you begin a game of "Connect Four" anywhere but the center column?

  • You lose.
  • You draw.
  • You win.

Which board game is based on a book written by Howard Roger Garis?

  • Ikusa
  • Uncle Wiggily
  • Barrel of Monkeys

What's the objective in The Game of Cootie?

  • to race around a board
  • to construct a bug
  • to get cooties

How many keys do you have to collect to win Dark Tower?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

What's the current unofficial record for winning Barrel of Monkeys?

  • around 90 seconds
  • around two minutes
  • around four minutes

In what year was Candyland first released?

  • 1921
  • 1933
  • 1949

About how many copies of Candyland sell each year?

  • roughly 2 million
  • roughly 800,000
  • roughly 450,000

How much did the board game called Uncle Wiggily cost in 1947?

  • five dollars
  • two dollars
  • less than a dollar