Press Release, For Immediate Release:

twister style game for older adults who don't bend the way they used to

“Twister Style” game for the Wall Instead Of The Floor, For Older Adults Who Don’t Bend the Way They Used To.

Press Contact:  Lonn Dugan, Game Creator, President of BIG Marketing Solutions LLC, info@TwistedSeniors.com, 419-764-9649

NEW GAME INVENTED FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
ADDRESSING FUN, HEALTH & GIFT GIVING

Toledo, OH:  November 14, 2018 Sex in a Box? Or Naughty But Nice?

A new “Twisted Seniors“™ game is being introduced now at the website www.TwistedSeniors.com.  The maker admits it may inherit some of the criticism, or titillating attraction once ascribed to Twister ®, made by Hasbro ®. But it’s really a serious business endeavor according to inventor Lonn Dugan, President of BIG Marketing Solutions LLC.

Twisted Seniors™ has been invented with some changes to the basic idea to engage the senior market for fun party games. Twisted Seniors ™ is billed by its creator as “A fun game for people who don’t bend the way they used to anymore! ™”.  The game mat is hung on a wall, not placed on the floor.  “Only the hands are used so that nobody falls,” says Dugan.

Twister Game For Older Adults

World Famous Twister(R) Game

THE HISTORY OF TWISTER
Twister is an unrelated game of physical skill, produced by Milton Bradley Company and Winning Moves, that has been inducted into the American National Toy Hall of Fame (Wikipedia, n.d.).” Several sources including Fox news have reported that the game was originally called ‘Pretzel but was renamed Twister when it was sold it to the Milton Bradley Company (Associated Press, 2013).”

A patent was applied for in April of 1966 covering the method of play for Twister and a patent was subsequently issued in 1969 under patent number Patent No. 3,454,279 (U.S.P.T.O. 1969).  That patent has since expired due to the passing of time (ibid).

SEX IN A BOX?
Milton Bradley itself billed the Twister game as “the game that ties you up in knots (Associated Press, 2013).”  The original Twister game almost failed initially but then became an overnight sensation when Johnny Carson famously crawled over top of Eva Gabor during a Tonight Show episode while playing the game on live television.

Eva was on her hands and knees wearing a short skirt when this happened.   “Competitors accused Milton Bradley of creating an adult game… Calling it ‘sex in a box’ (ibid).” Three million copies sold in the following year (Ward, 2009) so the game obviously had a broad appeal!

NAUGHTY BUT NICE?
The game of Twister soon became a sort of naughty but nice party game.  It is famous for the way it ‘innocently’ places men and women in seemingly compromising positions. Hasbro Inc., which now manufacturers the game, said it continues to be a top seller. What makes the Twister game timeless is the fact that it’s always been about showing off your free spirit and just having some laugh-out-loud, out-of-your-seat fun,” Hasbro said in a statement…(ibid)

So, assuming there is still nothing wrong with being a free spirit, even if the body won’t cooperate in assuming certain positions, “Seniors can have a little fun playing Twisted Seniors ™  without having to get down on the floor”™ says Dugan.”

SERIOUS FUN, HEALTHY EXERCISE, OR JUST A GAG GIFT?


The Twisted Seniors™ game makes a great addition to any game collection for those too chaste to play Twister or those whose bodies don’t bend the same way they used to due to age or health related issues such as Arthritis.

“Move More” is an oft quoted phrase in today’s lethargic society.  “Movement is important for health for young people and Seniors alike, and this game does the trick for the less flexible” according to Dugan.  But it is also true that Twisted Seniors™ could be a really fun gag gift for ‘White Elephant’ gift exchanges, retirement parties, ‘Over the Hill’ parties, and that sort of thing”, according to the game creator.

AVAILABLE NOW?  PRE-RELEASE SALE PRICE OF “$0.00”?  YES!  Well Sort Of…  (lol)
BIG Marketing Solutions LLC is launching Twisted Seniors™ soon, and taking pre-release reservations (orders for $0) to gauge market acceptance.

Anybody who places a pre-release order now will later get an email notice and a $5.00 off coupon applicable to purchase once the game is officially released.  Licensing inquiries and public appearances are also invited on the official Twisted Seniors Game website.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
BIG Marketing Solutions LLC is a digital marketing services company founded by Dugan in 1998 to help others sell their products and services online. The company specializes in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Digital Marketing Services such as Graphic Design and Website Design, and Social Media Marketing. Learn More at www.BigMarketingSolutions.com

ABOUT THE INVENTOR:
Lonn Dugan is president of BIG Marketing Solutions LLC located in Sylvania Ohio, near the Greater Toledo Ohio Area.  He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Organizational Technology and has recently earned a Masters Degree from the University of Toledo with a concentration in Marketing Communications. His resume relates extensive business experience in multiple industries. He currently represents clients from local painters and handymen to Global Solar Power Engineering companies.

Dugan has been married to his wife Deb for 26 years.  The couple have 5 adult children who are probably blushing right now, and 8.5 Grandchildren…  lol.  The Dugan home includes two rescue dogs, a retired racing greyhound named Chief, an aging cocker spaniel, a middle-aged rescue tabby cat and a 27-year-old African Gray Parrot named Blazer who tried to follow the couple out of a pet store as they headed for their honeymoon.  Blazer is known to ask, “Wanna Come Out and Play?”.

PRESS CONTACT:
Lonn Dugan can be contacted through a contact form at www.TwistedSeniors.com

CITATIONS:

Legal Notices: BIG Marketing Solutions LLC and Twisted Seniors™ as well as Twisted Seniors Game™ are not connected in any way to Milton Bradley (R) Hasbro(R) or Twister (R).  Trademarks™ ™ or (TM) and Registered Trademarks ® or (R) belong to their respective companies and no claims are asserted otherwise nor intended. All material belonging to others is published under fair use doctrine of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which allows such use as a journalistic work or by marketers comparing two competitive products. This article is not meant to defame Twister nor Twisted Seniors tm nor the companies that sell the products, nor suggest anything other than good fun to be had by playing Twister or the new unrelated game, Twisted Seniors tm.  Milton Bradley first popularized the game Twister, and Hasbro still sells the game today under trademark and copyright protections related to the game name, colors, and other unique and distinguishable characteristics protected by intellectual property rights.  Variations that use different names and colors and game play methods are now possible without violating any legal rights owned by others. All material not belonging to others is copyright 2018 BIG Marketing Solutions LLC which now owns rights to the name and method of game play by virtue of first publication and first use in commerce.

Associated Press, 2013:  “Inventor or Twister Game Dies at 82”, Published by Fox News.com, July 11, 2013 and retrieved online November 14, 2018 from https://www.foxnews.com/us/inventor-of-twister-game-dies-at-82

U.S.P.T.O., 1969:  “Apparatus for Playing A Game Wherein the Players Constitute The Game Pieces”, Published by the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent # 3,454,279 issued July 8, 1969 to C.F. Foley ET AL, and retrieved online November 14, 2018, from http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=03454279&homeurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO2%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsearch-adv.htm%2526r%3D15%2526p%3D1%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526d%3DPALL%2526S1%3D3,454,279%2526OS%3D3,454,279%2526RS%3D3,454,279&PageNum=&Rtype=&SectionNum=&idkey=NONE&Input=View+first+page

Ward L., 2009 “The History of Twister” Published by The Fact Site in May of 2009 and retrieved online November 14, 2018 from https://www.thefactsite.com/2009/05/history-of-twister.html

Wikipedia, N.D.: “Twister (game)”, Published by Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and retrieved online November 14, 2018 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twister_(game)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new Twisted Seniors ™ game may inherit some of the criticism, or titillating attraction once ascribed to Twister (R), an unrelated but somewhat similar game by Hasbro.

Twisted Seniors tm is billed as “a fun game for people who don’t bend the way they used to any more!(tm)”  The game mat is hung on a wall, and “only the hands are used so that nobody falls” says game inventor BIG Marketing Solutions LLC.

So what’s with the Sex in a Box thing?

“Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box. (Associated Press, 2013)”  The method of play was patented but that patent has since expired.  Milton Bradley first popularized the game Twister, and Hasbro still sells the game today under trademark and copyright protections related to the game name, colors, and other unique and distinguishable characteristics.  Now Twisted Seniors tm has been invented with some changes to the basic idea to engage the senior market for fun party games.

Naughty But Nice?

Starting in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, and continuing to this day, the game of Twister became a sort of naughty but nice party game.  It is famous for the way it ‘innocently’ places men and women in compromising positions.  Fox news has reported that the game was originally called ‘Pretzel but was renamed Twister when it was sold it to the Milton Bradley company.   Johnny Carson and Eva Gabor famously played it on “The Tonight Show” in 1966 (ibid).

Hasbro Inc., which now manufacturers the game, said it continues to be a top seller. What makes the Twister game timeless is the fact that it’s always been about showing off your free spirit and just having some laugh-out-loud, out-of-your-seat fun,” Hasbro said in a statement…

So, assuming there is still nothing wrong with being a free spirit, even if the body won’t cooperate in assuming certain positions any more… Seniors can have a little fun playing Twisted Seniors ™.

The Twisted Seniors ™ game makes a great addition to any game collection for personal use by those too old or chaste to play Twister.  It is also really fun gag gift for white elephant gift exhanges, retirement parties, ‘Over the Hill’ parties, and that sort of thing”, according to the game creator, BIG Marketing Solutions LLC company president Lonn Dugan.

Available Now? for $0? Yes! Well Sort Of…  (lol)

BIG Marketing Solutions LLC is launching Twisted Seniors soon, and taking pre-release reservations (orders for $0) to gage market acceptance.  Anybody who places a pre-release order will get an email notice and a $5.00 off coupon applicable to purchase once the game is officially released.  See www.TwistedSeniors.com

Legal Notices:  BIG Marketing Solutions LLC and Twisted Seniors tm as well as Twisted Seniors Game tm are not connected in any way to Hasbro(R) or Twister (R). This article is published under fair use doctrine of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) as a journalistic work comparing two products.  There is no official or other connection to Milton Bradely, Hasbro, or the Game Twister tm.  The article is not meant to defame Twister nor Twisted Seniors nor the companies that sell the products, nor suggest anything other than good fun to be had by playing Twister or the unrelated game, Twisted Seniors.

Lonn Dugan is president of BIG Marketing Solutions LLC.  He has been married to wife Deb for 26 years.  The couple have 5 adult children who are probably blushing right now, and 8.5 Grandchildren…  lol.  The Dugan home includes two rescue dogs, a grayhound, and a cocker spaniel, as well as a rescue cat and a full price African Gray Parrot who is known to ask, “Wanna Come Out And Play”.  Lonn Dugan can be contacted through the contact form on this website.

Associated Press, 2013:  “Inventor or Twister Game Dies at 82”, Published by Fox News.com, July 11, 2013 and retrieved online November 14, 2018 from https://www.foxnews.com/us/inventor-of-twister-game-dies-at-82