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Probe; Parker Brothers Game of Words (1964 Edition)


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  • Most Provocative game of words
  • A true party game that students and adults play together and thoroughly enjoy
  • Two, Three or four may play with a single set; two sets may be combined for use by eight players
  • For ages 8 years and over; a great way to build one's vocabulary
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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Parker Brothers originally release (1964). This is the most provocative game of words since the invention of the modern alphabet. It provides fun for all from ages 8 years through adult. Each player selects a secret word of 12 letters or less, and the other players try to guess it letter by letter. No player is ever left out - even if that player's word is guessed. Since simple words are often hard to guess, it isn't necessary to hide a long and difficult word in order to win.

Four, three or two may play. Contents: 4 brown or blue flat racks, 4 decks of 96 letter cards - each deck of a different color, 4 letter card upright holders, an activity deck of 48 cards, one activity deck tray and instructions. Four, three or two may play. Great game for younger players to practice building their vocabulary; for ages 8 years to adult.


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  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000N3LQ7U
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,331 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Love(LEE)One on March 26, 2008
This game is so much fun. My family always plays when we all get together. Each person comes up with a word that is 7-12 letters long. Once every person has their word he/she looks through the letter cards and spells out the word (face down) on the plastic word trays. It's similar to wheel of fortune as each person goes around guessing letters off of other people's words. Points are awarded for guessing letters in the words. The trays say how many points is earned for each letter of the word. (ex: the first letter is worth 5 points, the second is worth 10 and so on...) This is a lot of fun and it expands your vocabulary. I am so surprised that newer versions of this game have not been made.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joyce on April 24, 2009
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I discovered Probe because someone brought it to my birthday party. It was a game from the early 70s which reminded me of Hangman, Wheel of Fortune, and lots of other games. However, there's something about this old-fashioned, non-electronic format that pleases to the brain and the touch. It's a family game that any literate person of any age can enjoy. The fact that it was discontinued at some point makes it even more special.
It is easy to learn, compact, and durable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By art 87 VINE VOICE on October 21, 2009
i just recently discovered this old game, wish i had before. everybody likes Wheel of Fortune & this plays like it but is even better because it can have multiplayer word boards up to 4. the activity cards like Chance cards in Monopoly also add another dimension to the play.

to make this play more like Wheel of Fortune sometimes, I use the spinner & money from a Wheel of Fortune board game & customize the rules.

i'm a big Scrabble fan & this is a worthy alternative for play, but of course this dosen't replace Scrabble.

this game is highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sheila Harrison on February 9, 2009
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this is a great game i played when i was 9 or 10 i looked for this game for several years my mother had it and we must have lost it in moving my mother has since passed but when i received it all the memories came back and now i play with all my kids and they love it did not want to quit it is great for teaching young and old thanks amazon i love your site
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Jo Martin on February 8, 2008
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Someone needs to redistribute this game, as there can't be that many copies left out there from the 60's; and it's really good. I found one for my Mom, who remembered it from years back; then I had to order another for myself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doug Erlandson TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 10, 2014
Probe is a great game that combines strategy with knowledge. Since you're trying to keep people from guessing the word you've chosen while at the same time guessing the letters of your opponents' word (you get points both for the letters and words you guess as well as if you're the person whose word hasn't been guessed at the end of the round), it helps not only to have a good vocabulary in general but to know what words will be hard to guess. For example, one that I use whenever I'm playing with a set of opponents for the first time is "syzygy." Since people generally begin to uncover their opponents' words by guessing vowels, this word generally stumps people who, having guessed all five vowels, can't figure out how a word doesn't have vowels. In all the years I've played this game, I don't think anyone has ever guessed this word. So, you see, there's strategy in this game as well. This has to be one of my top five games. It's most fun when the participants are all fairly literate people.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 3, 2010
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Probe: Parker Bros Game of Words is just what it says, a game of words. 2 - 4 players spell out a 5-12 letter word on their respective trays face down with the option of inserting blanks at the beginning or end of the word for more confusion. Players draw a card, follow the directions, and then guess opponents' letters (or the word) to earn or lose points. Earning points for guessing letters, players get bonuses for solving words or for having an unsolvable and get deductions for misspelling. Overall the point system works well and makes the game competitive. Even after a player's word is revealed he/she is still in the game and continues to earn points. This game is fun for people of all intellectual levels, sometimes the hardest words to guess are the most simple words! It is also a fun way to build a better vocabulary and strengthen critical thinking skills.
Probe is great for parties or just chillaxing with friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By niesie on January 20, 2011
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i bought this game for my kids and they love it as do i.. its a very fun game and one they can learn from also
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