Balderdash is a board game of bluffing and trivia created by Laura Robinson and Paul Toyne, an actress and former ad man from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The game was first released in 1984, with Canada Games. It was later picked up by the U.S company, The Games Gang, eventually landing at Hasbro and then Mattel. The game is based on a classic parlor game called Fictionary. The game has sold over 15 million copies world wide to date and has become a classic. The game begins by all players rolling a die, with the high roll chosen to be the first 'dasher'. The dasher draws a 'definition card' from the supplied box, and rolls the die to decide which of the words listed there is to be used. Then the dasher writes the definition of the word (as supplied on the card) on a piece of paper.
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