Gameplay in Brief:
In Clue (or Cludeo, as the game is known in Great Britain), players attempt to solve a mystery: Who killed Mr. Boddy? They move from room to room in a mansion, narrowing down their list of suspects, locations, and murder weapons. When a player correctly solves the crime, the game ends.
Here are the basic rules of Clue.
For 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. About 45 minutes per game.
Clue was first published by Parker Brothers (now owned by Hasbro) in 1949.
Clue is a deduction game.
Numerous editions of Clue have been published, including versions based on the television shows 24
, Family Guy
, The Simpsons
, and The Office
. Other themed editions have been based on Alfred Hitchcock, Dungeons & Dragons
, and Harry Potter.
A number of related games have also been published, including a number of Clue Jr. games for children, Clue VCR Mystery Game (1985), Clue Master Detective (1988), Clue: The Great Museum Caper (1991), Clue: The Card Game (2002), Clue FX (2003
), Clue DVD Game
(2005), Clue Express (2008), and Clue Secrets and Spies
Why Clue is Part of the Games Timeline: