A:There and multiple versions of Clue, but in the Classic version there are six weapons: candlestick, knife, lead pipe, revolver, rope and wrench. In a newer version of Clue the lead pipe and wrench have been replaced by poision, a trophy, a bat, an ax, and a dumbell, increasing the total of weapons to nine.
A:According to the United States Chess Federation, the modern version of chess originated from India and is based on a game known as Chatarung. Around 1000 A.D. the game spread from India to Europe through the help of Persian traders.
A:The train stations in Monopoly are named after four railroad lines: the Pennsylvania, the B&O, the Reading and the Short Line. The first three are named after real railroads, while the Short Line is fictitious.
A:The number of armies a player is provided at the start of a game of Risk depends upon how many people are participating in the game. Two to six people typically play Risk. If only two people play the game, each person is assigned 40 armies.
A:There are a number of fun games to play at home with family and friends, including charades, Cards Against Humanity, Skip-Bo, Clue and Dominion. It's really a matter of individual taste, style and all parties agreeing on the same game.
A:Traditional solitaire, or Klondike solitaire, is set up with seven piles of cards arranged horizontally. The first pile has one card, the second has two, the third has three, and so on. After the seven piles are dealt, the top card of each is turned over.
A:The face cards in a deck of 52 playing cards represent royalty as depicted by French designs in the Middle Ages, according to Bicycle Cards. The French imported four-suited decks from Central Asia and created simple designs based on various historical figures. The king of hearts represented Charlemagne; the king of diamonds, Julius Caesar; king of clubs, Alexander the Great; and the king of spades, King David of the Bible.
A:In Uno, points are given to the player who first rids herself of all cards. The amount of points given depends on the amount and type of cards remaining in her opponents' hand. The first player to 500 points is the winner.
A:Each deck of cards contains four aces. There is one ace for each suit: clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. The ace of clubs and the ace of spades are black, and the ace of diamonds and the ace of hearts are red.
A:Several card games can be played alone. Almost all single-player card games are a variation of the classic game solitaire. These variations include klondike, calculation solitaire, spider solitaire, golf solitaire, free cell solitaire, la belle Lucie and pyramid solitaire.
A:Authentic Montblanc pens contain small serial numbers around the ring of the pen, have the word "Montblanc" etched around the ring and are made with proprietary resin that glows red when a flashlight is shined through the product, according to The Counterfeit Report. Although secondary dealers sell these high-end fountain pens, the only sure way to get an authentic Montblanc pen is to buy from an authorized dealer.
A:Lionel trains are toy electric trains originally manufactured by the Lionel Corporation. Inventor Joshua Lionel Cowen founded the corporation in 1900. The very first Lionel train was a one-off, created as a store window attraction. According to the National Toy Hall of Fame, customers soon expressed more interest in purchasing the trains than the products the toys were advertising, so Cowen began producing model trains for retail sale.
A:Antique bottle collecting is the activity of collecting bottles from the 19th century or the early 20th century. The collectors of antique bottles admire the bottles they collect for the historical context from which they emerged and for their distinctive styles and colors.
A:A person who collects objects is called a "collector" or a "hobbyist." He may also be called a "compiler" or an "accumulator." The slang terms "pack rat" and "hoarder" might be more appropriate for people who collect everyday objects though these terms carry negative connotations.
A:Star Trek memorabilia are objects related to the popular science-fiction entertainment franchise "Star Trek." Memorabilia can include autographed items, collectibles, toys, models, posters, costumes and other articles related to "Star Trek" and its characters.
A:Some examples of rare Matchbox cars are the 1961 Magirus Deutz crane, the quarry truck from 1954, the Beatnik Bandit from 1963, the 1969 Volkswagen Beach Bomb and the 40th Anniversary Hot Wheels car, among others.
A:Mandalay is a city located in north-central Burma and sits along the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River. It is 350 miles north of the current capital, Rangoon. It is Burma's second largest city and served as its capital from 1857 to 1885.
A:Some criteria for a Halloween-costume contest could include creativity and how unique a costume is, along with how believable and realistic the costume looks. Often the person wearing the costume also gets into character to make the costume seem even more realistic. However, each Halloween-costume contest may establish its own criteria for judging.
A:According to a study conducted at Southern University, the most popular Powerball lottery numbers are 16, 19, 26, 35 and 42. Powerball and Mega Millions are the most wide-spread lottery games in the United States, and the odds of winning the lottery are one in 46 million. While the Internet is filled with websites stating they have the magic formula for the lottery, the reality is that the lottery is purely a game of luck, and every number used in the game has a chance of being drawn at least once.
A:Gambling in Las Vegas is subject to a strict minimum age requirement of 21 years old; nowhere in the city is an 18 year old permitted to gamble. In fact, casino staff will typically prevent anyone under the age of 21 from standing or sitting down within their gaming areas. In some cases, nobody under the age of 18 is even allowed to pass through the casino doors.
A:Some funny racehorse names include Maythehorsebewithyou, Sotally Tober, Onoitsmymothernlaw, DoReMiFaSaLaTiDo and Spineless Jellyfish. Well-known racehorse names such as Secretariat, Affirmed, Seattle Slew and Smarty Jones are famous because these horses did well in some of the biggest horse races in the United States. However, some racehorse owners choose funny names to register for races at the track just to get noticed.