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Another murder but the same old suspects
Member Name: MikeBorry
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Cluedo is one of my favourite board games of all time. It has a bit of mystery about it which simply adds to the fun and exitment of the whole experince.
Monday, 7th june 1926
AN UNSOLVED MYSTERY
AT THE BLACK ESTATE!
HAMPSHIRE-Well known anthropologist John Black was found dead on saturday night at his hampshire estate, Tudor mansion. The cause of his death is yet unknown, but the police are treating it as suspicious........
Police rushed to the Black estate after receiving an emergency phone call from an unidentified guest staying at the home. Six suspects have been reportedly detained for questioning.
Officers carried out an initial search of the premises room by room, and it is reported that six items have been identified as the possible murder weapon.
No evidence of break-in...
Police report no obviouse evidence of break-in. A source close to the investigation stated that Dr Black's body was found at the bottom of the stairs. However, early indecations suggest he was moved there from another location in the house.
(The above ^^^ is taken from the game itself)
In the box you get a game board, and the little playing pieces, each one is individually coloured to represent an individual character, Here is the line up of the usual suspects! ~
~Colonel Musterd (yellow)
~Reverend Green (green)
~Professor Plum (purple)
~Mrs Peacock (blue)
~Miss Scarlet (red)
~Mrs White (white)
In my version i was lucky enough to have six collectable suspect figures (well thats what it says on the box.)
But they are a lot better than the usual cone shaped pieces.
You also get six miniature weapons these are little murder weapons but which one was used is all part of the mystery here is a list of them ~
Ther is a total of nine rooms in which the murder could have taken place, it seems like a rather small mansion to me lol! they are as followed ~
The remaining contents of Cluedo are six suspect cards, six weapon card, nine room cards, one pad of detective notebook sheets for you to make notes and keep a record of any information you may have gatherd wile playing, a case file envelope for you to randomly put one suspect card one weapon card and one room card, thats how the murderer and the wepon and room are created for every different game you play so its never the same game. (It would be a bit silly lol if they were the same every game!!!!) plus you get the basic two dice and of course the instructions.
You need more than two players to play this game otherwise it would be rather easy to win as if either of you haven't got certain cards then its obvious that the missing three cards are the murderer the weapon and the room. It wouldn't work because you need to shuffle the remaining cards and dealt out between the players. Each player has their own detective notebook sheet you then need to mark off the cards you have to eliminate them from being in the case file envelope, this way you definatly know for example, that the murder weapon isn't the dagger because you have it in your hand and have marked it down.
Each player takes it in turns to roll the dice and what ever number it lands on is the amount of spaces your allowed to move. Your first objective is to get into a room of your choice.
Once youve reached a room you then need to take a guess at the three subjects for example
Player one makes it to the ballroom their guess should go something like the following ~ Miss Scarlet, with the candlestick in the ballroom.
The other players then need to show just you any one of the cards you've asked for providing they have any that is, so you then can elimanate them cards from your investigation.
You can do a bit of a red herring and ask about people you already have, or weapons you have to put others off the scent so to speak.
The game carries on like this until someone is ready to guess. I like to appoint someone who isn't playing to be the one to check the cards, as if the first guess is wrong then the game plays on untill another player is ready.
I find it a very amusing mystery game that I would happily play for hours!
It is recommended for 3 - 6 player from ages 8 +, but my 6yr old will happily play along and understands the basis of the game.
It is available in a few different varieties like The Simpsons and Harry Potter and others too, there's also a compact travel version available.
This Classic version of the game will cost you £10-£15, and the others will cost in the region of £20. The travel version however is considerably less.
Summary: A fun mystery game.