Traditional Clue Weapons

Clue Weapons

First thing I learned about the board game Clue today is that in England it’s called Cluedo. It was created by Anthony Pratt during World War II. His wife designed the board. The game was first produced in 1949. Clue has many versions including Harry Potter, The Simpsons, and Scooby Doo. Clue has been a tv show, movies, video games, and books.

A new version has been released with name changes for the characters – Professor Plum is now Victor Plum “a self-made-video-game design billionaire.” The weapons have changed – the lead pipe is now a baseball bat. The ballroom and conservatory have changed into a spa and a theatre.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/games_and_puzzles/article6874926.ece

Cluedo

If you’re looking for a newer version you can try Clue: Secrets & Spies, an international espionage edition of Clue.

“The mission here is not impossible and the new Clue comes with a new real-time tech twist: Hasbro says it is the first board game in the company’s history to use cellphone text-messaging in gameplay.

Agent Mustard, Agent Scarlet and the rest of the colorful Clue characters are now on assignment to thwart C.L.U.E. (Criminal League for Ultimate Espionage) and take down the evil Agent Black. At the beginning of the game, players check in at Hasbro headquarters via text from their own cellphones. As the game proceeds, Hasbro sends six text messages back to move the action along.”

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/col-mustard-returns/?ref=technology