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Smess. British name of Smess, a Parker Brothers game in which arrows on squares determine the directions pieces may move. (7x8, Cells: 56) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2005-12-12 UTC
Although the copyright on the Smess board belongs to Reuben Klamer, David
Pritchard attributed the invention of the game to Perry Grant. I just got
confirmation that the inventor of Smess is Perry Grant, not Reuben Klamer.
Unfortunately, that confirmation came in Perry Grant's obituary. He died
just a year ago at age 80. Here is a link:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117915389?categoryid=25&cs=1