Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Probe is a board game issued by Parker Brothers in 1964. The game remained in print until the late 1970s but is now unavailable. The game allowed up to four players, but also accommodated for two players, each using two words. Probe is essentially a highly complicated version of Hangman, with the additional inclusion of scoring, and a deck of cards that potentially affect both the players' turn and their score. In Hangman, one player thinks of a word, and draws a broken line, with each dash representing one letter of the word chosen. The other player tries to guess the word by suggesting letters. If the letter is correct, the first player must write it in the corresponding location on the line. If the player is ...