According to a story at Mental Floss, Aaron Fechter invented the original Whac-A-Mole game in 1971. Well… he took the idea from â€œsome Japanese guysâ€ who had created a creature-whacking game first, but Fechter made the mechanism work reliably by inventing an air cylinder system to power the moles and an audio-tape-driven pattern that governed the molesâ€™ timing.
Also, Fechterâ€™s game used only moles, rather than a variety of animals in the Japanese game. In the video below, Fechter discusses how he created the Whac-A-Mole and how it was then reverse engineered and mass produced by Bob Cassata. Fechter ended up buying hundreds of the games from Cassata for his Showbiz Pizza parlors.
The lesson here? Trademark your names, patent your games. I wonder what happened to those Japanese guys.
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