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10 Weird Board Game Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Board games have brought friends and family together for decades. But some of them have a pretty interesting history. Bring the fun home with Hasbro Game Night.

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5. The creator of RISK was a French film maker who won an Oscar later the same year.

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The game of RISK, originally called "La Conquête du Monde", was created by Albert Lamorisse, who won the Academy Award for Best Writing/Best Original Screenplay for his short film "The Red Balloon" in 1956.

7. The largest Twister mat ever assembled measured over 40,000 square feet.

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The world record for largest Twister mat was just broken in the Fall of 2012 by students at the Aztec Recreation Center of SDSU.