Monday, December 22, 2008

Cluedo - new and improved?

I mentioned recently that there was a Harry Potter Cluedo but I didn't know that Cluedo has also gone all Hollywood in the guise of Cluedo Reinvention:

The mystery you love to solve again and again is even more intense in this super gripping version! Cluedo is back with a modern twist : a soiree at a millionaire mogul's mansion turned deadly, and you must find out who is responsible for murdering the host... There's no Revolver or Billiard Room this time but could it have been Scarlet with The Barbell in The Spa? Open up the tabloid-style instructions to get the scoop on the updated rooms, weapons, and guests. A deck of Intrigue Cards adds suspense to your game with cards that can help you solve the crime faster or result in a second victim! Narrow down which rumours are true and which are just hearsay... Get caught up in the scandal of the century! For 3 to 6 players.

Wikipedia has more on the new rooms, weapons, cards and character name changes.

I was alerted to this version by an article in the Guardian, written by Kate Summerscale, which also outlines the ideas behind the original version and how the creator (from Birmingham!) made some money until the patent ran out.

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