Puzzles, Games, & Quizzes By Roy Ward Dickson

An inveterate game addict, Roy was a fierce Scrabble competitor. He and his wife Shirley spent hours at marathon games of Scrabble, running up ridiculously high scores as Roy put his substantial lexicon to good use. Dinner-table spelling bees were a regular event in the Dickson household, and Roy's chess games with his son sometimes continued for days, even weeks, on end.

Roy had plans to adapt several of his tv shows to board game format. A professional life built on radio and television shows rife with contests, games, puzzles, quizzes, trivia, jokes, pranks, general knowledge tests, and spelling bees readily lent itself to the creation of board games. He invented two board games separate from those based on his quiz shows: a puzzle called Hexo and another game called 50/50. Unfortunately, neither project was finished before Roy's untimely death in 1978.

For more in-depth information on the life of Roy Ward Dickson, see Roy's autobiography, Take a Chance!