One more thing. In 1974 a Board Game was created by Milton Bradley Company. It was much later I watched the Columbo series on TV and later viewed the complete DVD series. When I was killing time googling I found that this board game was made and I was wondering if it still was available somewhere.
Nowadays it is very easy to find these kind of collectables on sites like ebay or in my case catawiki.nl. So I bought one and played it with my kids. The game play is a mixture of memory card, Ludo and Quartets.