A - It was originally played on the creators' yacht
B - It's the last name of the game's inventor
C - It's German for "dice"
D - It was named by a toddler
Answer: A - It was originally played on the creators' yacht
Yahtzee was invented in Canada in 1954, and its odd name traces back to its creators. The game was the brainchild of a wealthy couple who enjoyed playing it with their friends on their yacht. In fact, the game was originally called "The Yacht Game." It was a big hit among the inventors' friends and soon the creators began to think about putting it on the market. A few of years later, they teamed up with a wealthy businessman named Edwin S. Lowe, who had already made it big selling Bingo sets in the 1920s. Lowe bought the idea from its inventors and began producing copies for sale. Lowe changed the name to "Yahtzee," which kept a nonsensical trace of the game's old name. Lowe didn't have a hit on his hands right away, but the game eventually took off thanks to word-of-mouth marketing and "Yahtzee parties," which introduced would-be fans and customers to the somewhat complicated new game. Now produced by Hasbro, Yahtzee games sell 50 million copies a year.