The game of Operation has been operating for decades, yet it never seems to get old. Somewhat of a rarity; it's a game that relies not on one's capacity for strategic thought or trivia knowledge, but rather your cool headedness and steady hand. You're the surgeon in this game and it's your job to save 'Cavity Sam' by removing his many ailments, but like all things, the winner is determined by who has the most money at the end of it all.
John Spinello, inventor of the classic game Operation, only received $500 for his idea back in 1964. Now, aged 77, he's struggling to pay medical bills.
Watch as cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bill Dorfman examines the man who created the classic game Operation, and hear what he recommends to restore his smile.
“I was inspired by the game Operation by Hasbro. This game was the perfect theme for these photos. The two-page design and use of red and yellow mimics the full body and colors of the game board. The product choices are medically related: blue bandage tape and actual medical labeling tape used in hospitals,. The comic strip tape and a pun for the title reminded me of the buzzing sound made when the tweezers hit the metal in the game. There are hearts and heartbeat stitching–the heart is one of the removable organs in the game.”
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"It's Operation, the wacky doctors' game
John Spinello, 77, invented the board game Operation which has delighted children for generations. Mr Spinello only made $500 selling the rights to the game - but now needs $25,000 for oral surgery
Today we're learning how to play the game Operation. In this clip, we need to discuss the doctor and the specialist cards. Now, there are 2 sets of cards. There are doctor cards and specialist cards. The specialist cards get dealt out evenly amongst the players at the very beginning of the game. Then as you play the game, each player then will take turns to pick doctor cards when it's their turn, which offers a cash reward for removing a particular element Cavity Sam. Now, you have to get this particular ailment using the pair of tweezers connected to the board. In this case for instance, we have brain freeze, which is a new feature on the new board. You may have an older version. So you want to try and get this out of him. In this case, it's an ice cream cone in his head. If the tweezers do touch the metal of the opening during your attempt. See now. Cavity Sam's nose will light up red and that player will lose their turn. Then the player holding the specialist card for that piece will get have a try and that player will get double points if they succeed, which means they'll get more money as well. Now that we've gone over the doctor and specialist cards, let's go over the play pieces and the points that you get for each of those pieces.
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