Nightly News   |  July 11, 2013

Chuck Foley, Twister inventor, dies at 82

The inventor of the popular game Twister, which became a sensation after being featured on “The Tonight Show” in 1966, has died at the age of 82 in Minnesota. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> it is the game that provided more awkward body movement than any other. the inventor of twister has died. his name, chuck foley. from the twin cities . he wanted to invent a game that would light up a party, and he succeeded. it was originally called pretzel, and milton bradley renamed it twister. and then johnny carson helped make it a hit on "the tonight show ." chuck foley, 82 years old.