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Crime fiction board game originally published by Waddingtons in the United Kingdom in 1949

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I suspect Professor Plum in the conservatory with the rope!

  • May 19, 2009
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Clue is such a great board game.
How the game works:
You can have up to six players (Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, & Mr. Green).  The board is a map of the mansion & has 6 rooms (Library, Study, Conservatory, Kitchen, Ballroom, Dining Room).  There are clue cards, one for each room of the house, one for each weapon, & one for each suspect.  At the begining, you pull a random card from each category & place it in the "case file," which reveals the solution to the mystery.  Then the rest of the cards are divided out among the players.  The "weapon" pieces (revolver, candlestick, wrench, rope, knife, lead pipe) are dispersed throughout the board.  Players roll dice to move around the board (there are even secret passageways between rooms to save moves).  When you make a suggestion, you must be in the room where you think the murder took place & then move the weapon & suspect to that room.  Other players must try to disprove your suggestion by showing you a card from their deck, if they have one.  Each player gets a notepad on which to keep track of the clues they find.

I really love this game.  I usually play as Mrs. Peacock (she's the blue one & I like blue).  Unfortunately, I get so few chances to play.  It's probably my favorite board game because you really have to use your skills of deduction.  You have to be constantly thinking.  I've developed my own strategy that almost never fails.  

I've seen a few revamps of the game.  I have one, called Clue Mysteries, which I've never had the chance to play.  It seems much more complicated that the classic game.  There's even a Clue movie, which is really fun.  "One plus one plus two plus one..."

The game is great for children & adults alike.  I highly recommend it for anyone who likes using their head. 

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May 19, 2009
I bought the game for my daughter's twins last Christmas but they just haven't gotten into it the way I did. This was my favorite game as a kid and I still love it. I keep hoping one day...
May 19, 2009
Oh well, maybe they'll learn to appreciate it.
May 20, 2009
I hope so. Right now Benji doesn't like board games at all, and Alex--is...Alex.
May 19, 2009
Excellent review. Clue was one of my favorites growing up. Wish more kids would play board games today. They are missing out on a ton of fun!
May 19, 2009
Thanks! I know...it's all video games & texting with today's kids.
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