- People have been getting twisted and tangled playing Twister since the 1960's! You'll fall over with laughter as you get 'tied up in knots'!
- Twister is played on a large plastic mat spread on the floor or ground. The mat is the board game. The mat has four rows of large colored circles on it with a different color in each row: red, yellow, blue, and green. A spinner is attached to a square board and serves as a die for the game.
- The spinner is divided into four labeled sections: right foot, left foot, right hand, and left hand. Each of those four sections is divided into the four colors (red, yellow, blue, and green).
- After spinning, the combination is called (example: right hand yellow) and player move their matching hand or foot to a dot of the correct color. There is no limit to how many can play at once!
- Twister patented by Charles F. Foley and Neil Rabens in 1966, did not become a success until the actress Eva Gabor played it with Johnny Carson on television's Tonight Show on May 3, 1966.