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30th Jun '14 2:30:46 PM Aiguille
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* [[Series/{{Clue}} A five-episode mini-series]] on TheHub.

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* [[Series/{{Clue}} A five-episode mini-series]] on TheHub.Creator/TheHub.
28th Jul '13 6:11:30 AM TiggersAreGreat
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* [[Series/{{Clue}} A five-episode mini-series]] on TheHub.

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* [[Series/{{Clue}} A five-episode mini-series]] on TheHub.TheHub.
* One episode of the show ''Series/{{Revolution}}'', found [[Recap/RevolutionS1E18Clue here]].
8th Mar '12 4:56:37 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Created in 1949 in Britain, ''Cluedo'' (''Clue'' in North America) is ''the'' iconic mystery board game. Dr. Black (Mr. Boddy in North America) has been murdered in his own mansion and the six people that were present are now considered suspects. Players take the role of any of the six suspects and receive cards containing illustrations of the suspects, the rooms or the weapons. One card of each category is placed in an envelope. To play, the suspects must enter a room in the mansion and make a suggestion such as, "It was '''Miss Scarlett''' in the '''kitchen''' with the '''lead piping'''." A different player can reveal a card that matches the suggestion to disprove it. To win the game, a player must make an accusation that matches all three cards contained in the envelope. If the accusation is wrong, the player must sit out for the rest of the game. Note that a player can accuse his own character if he believes himself to be the murderer. [[FridgeLogic It doesn't make much sense if you think about it,]] though [[FridgeBrilliance they could have had amnesia]], leading to a TomatoInTheMirror moment.

The popularity of the game has caused it to be remade into a plethora of different locations and decades over the years. It was popular enough to have its own [[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series, video game adaptations, a game show and a TeenDrama [[{{Series/Clue}} miniseries]] on TheHub. The film itself (starring TimCurry) is considered a cult classic.

Compare TenLittleMurderVictims, ''AndThenThereWereNone''.
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!!This board game contains examples of:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Prof. Plum
* ApronMatron: Mrs. White
* BewareTheNiceOnes: An obscure character that showed up in older versions was a shy kindly school teacher named Miss Peach.
** Miss Peach also shows up in the Master Detective set as either Boddy's LongLostRelative or a grifter (it's never made clear).
* BlackWidow: This is Mrs. White's backstory. She's had five husbands, and we learn the fate of two. One was an illusionist who disappeared and never reappeared ("He wasn't a very good illusionist"). As for the other, according to Mrs. White, ''someone'' "had cut off his head and his, well, ''you know''."
--> Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong, and disposable.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* DesignatedVictim: Dr. Black / Mr. Boddy
* EagleEyeDetection: A necessary tool to weed out the killer, especially in the SNES video game version (you'll ''need'' pen and paper for that one).
* FemmeFatale: Miss Scarlett
* GenderEqualEnsemble: Three men (Green, Mustard and Plum) and three women (White, Peacock and Scarlet)
* GreatWhiteHunter: Col. Mustard
* GuileHero: Wadsworth
* KnifeNut
* LadyInRed: Miss Scarlett
* MarketBasedTitle: "Clue" in North America, with Miss Scarlett losing a "T", Rev. Green being defrocked and the distinguished Dr. Black reduced to dull Mr. Boddy.
* MeaningfulName: The six suspects have their last names associated with the color they're wearing (peacocks are blue, scarlet is a shade of red, and so on). And of course, there's [[IncrediblyLamePun Mr. Boddy]]. The British victim, Dr. Black, is sometimes illustrated as wearing black.
** Depending on what version you're playing, there may be various characters added in besides the main six. Such as Emily Peach, or Graham Slate-Grey.
* TheMovie: One in that rare genre, board-game-to-movie adaptations. What next, ''Man to Queen: A Pawn's Journey
** Even better, TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}!
* MsFanservice: Miss Scarlett
* {{Novelization}}: There's a series of books based on the game. All of them give clues in the story and invite the reader to try to guess who did whatever crime occurred in the story. The crimes ranged from figuring out who stole something, to figuring out who ate a piece of pie, to (at least once per book as the GrandFinale) trying to find out who murdered Mr. Boddy. StatusQuoIsGod in these stories, so Mr. Boddy would always somehow survive and the criminal would either be forgiven or undiscovered entirely.
* OldDarkHouse
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: During the dinner scene in the ''Clue VCR Mystery Game''.
* PunBasedTitle: "Cluedo" is a pun on "Ludo" (an abbreviation of the Latin for "game"), the British name for the game known to most of the rest of the world as Pachisi (or Parcheesi, or Sorry!).
* RaceLift: For a while in the 90's Miss Scarlett looked Asian.
* RedHerring: Sometimes wily players will suggest one of their own cards in their investigation in an attempt to mislead the other players into thinking he/she doesn't have it.
* ReTool: Every few years there is a new attempt to modernize the setting. It rarely ever lasts long.
* SecretUndergroundPassage
* SequelHook: In the miniseries.
* SinisterMinister: Rev. Green in the original version.
** CorruptCorporateExecutive: The North American version made Mr. Green an oil tycoon, making his name into a subtle pun on his wealth.
* TomatoInTheMirror: When the winning player realizes that they were the actual culprit.

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!!The book series provides examples of the following:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Plum
* CatchPhrase
** '''Colonel Mustard:''' I challenge you to a duel!
** '''Mrs. Peacock:''' How rude!
* ConcealingCanvas: Mr. Boddy's safe in the Study is hidden behind a duck painting.
* GrandeDame: Mrs. Peacock
* HurricaneOfPuns
* KillerRobot: In one story, Mr. Boddy gets a robot butler. One guests uses it to their advantage by ordering to kill another guest.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: One of the mysteries revolved around the guests trying to figure out the password to the display case that held Mr. Boddy's latest treasure. It turned out to be, of course, "swordfish."
* PunnyName: Mr. Boddy's relatives, when they're mentioned, usually have these, such as his aunt Annie Boddy and his cousin Noah Boddy.
* RetCon: There was a book series where each book contained many short stories; each story was an activity, planned by Mr. Boddy for his color-coded guests, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve. In the final story of each volume, Mr. Boddy would be killed...then the foreword of the next volume would be written by Mr. Boddy, explaining how he survived his supposed death at the end of the previous volume.
* TheScrooge: Mr. Green.
* TheyKilledKenny: Mr. Boddy is killed in the final chapter of each book, then explains how he survived in the introduction of the next book.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Mr. Boddy was born on Friday the 13th. One story, set on Friday the 13th, involved the guests developing various phobias.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: In the books Boddy is fully aware that his friends regularly try to kill him on multiple occasions. The problem is he's too terrified to ''not'' be friends with them if ''this'' is how they treat him on friendly terms.

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Created in 1949 in Britain, ''Cluedo'' (''Clue'' in North America) is ''the'' iconic mystery board game. Dr. Black (Mr. Boddy in North America) has been murdered in his own mansion and the six people that were present are now considered suspects. Players take the role of any of the six suspects and receive cards containing illustrations of the suspects, the rooms or the weapons. One card of each category is placed in an envelope. To play, the suspects must enter a room in the mansion and make a suggestion such as, "It was '''Miss Scarlett''' in the '''kitchen''' with the '''lead piping'''." A different player Clue can reveal a card that matches the suggestion to disprove it. To win the refer to:
* [[TabletopGame/{{Clue}} The original
game, a player must make an accusation that matches all three cards contained in the envelope. If the accusation is wrong, the player must sit out for the rest of the game. Note that a player can accuse his own character if he believes himself to be the murderer. [[FridgeLogic It doesn't make much sense if you think about it,]] though [[FridgeBrilliance they could have had amnesia]], leading to a TomatoInTheMirror moment.

The popularity of the game has caused it to be remade into a plethora of different locations and decades over the years. It was popular enough to have its own
also known as Cluedo]]
*
[[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series, video game adaptations, a game show and a TeenDrama [[{{Series/Clue}} miniseries]] on TheHub. The A cult film itself (starring TimCurry) is considered a cult classic.

Compare TenLittleMurderVictims, ''AndThenThereWereNone''.
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!!This board game contains examples of:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Prof. Plum
* ApronMatron: Mrs. White
* BewareTheNiceOnes: An obscure character that showed up in older versions was a shy kindly school teacher named Miss Peach.
** Miss Peach also shows up in the Master Detective set as either Boddy's LongLostRelative or a grifter (it's never made clear).
* BlackWidow: This is Mrs. White's backstory. She's had five husbands, and we learn the fate of two. One was an illusionist who disappeared and never reappeared ("He wasn't a very good illusionist"). As for the other, according to Mrs. White, ''someone'' "had cut off his head and his, well, ''you know''."
--> Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong, and disposable.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* DesignatedVictim: Dr. Black / Mr. Boddy
* EagleEyeDetection: A necessary tool to weed out the killer, especially in the SNES video game version (you'll ''need'' pen and paper for that one).
* FemmeFatale: Miss Scarlett
* GenderEqualEnsemble: Three men (Green, Mustard and Plum) and three women (White, Peacock and Scarlet)
* GreatWhiteHunter: Col. Mustard
* GuileHero: Wadsworth
* KnifeNut
* LadyInRed: Miss Scarlett
* MarketBasedTitle: "Clue" in North America, with Miss Scarlett losing a "T", Rev. Green being defrocked and the distinguished Dr. Black reduced to dull Mr. Boddy.
* MeaningfulName: The six suspects have their last names associated with the color they're wearing (peacocks are blue, scarlet is a shade of red, and so on). And of course, there's [[IncrediblyLamePun Mr. Boddy]]. The British victim, Dr. Black, is sometimes illustrated as wearing black.
** Depending on what version you're playing, there may be various characters added in besides the main six. Such as Emily Peach, or Graham Slate-Grey.
* TheMovie: One in that rare genre, board-game-to-movie adaptations. What next, ''Man to Queen: A Pawn's Journey
** Even better, TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}!
* MsFanservice: Miss Scarlett
* {{Novelization}}: There's a series of books
based on upon the game. All of them give clues in the story and invite the reader to try to guess who did whatever crime occurred in the story. The crimes ranged from figuring out who stole something, to figuring out who ate a piece of pie, to (at least once per book as the GrandFinale) trying to find out who murdered Mr. Boddy. StatusQuoIsGod in these stories, so Mr. Boddy would always somehow survive and the criminal would either be forgiven or undiscovered entirely.
game.]]
* OldDarkHouse
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: During the dinner scene in the ''Clue VCR Mystery Game''.
* PunBasedTitle: "Cluedo" is a pun
[[Series/{{Clue}} A five-episode mini-series]] on "Ludo" (an abbreviation of the Latin for "game"), the British name for the game known to most of the rest of the world as Pachisi (or Parcheesi, or Sorry!).
* RaceLift: For a while in the 90's Miss Scarlett looked Asian.
* RedHerring: Sometimes wily players will suggest one of their own cards in their investigation in an attempt to mislead the other players into thinking he/she doesn't have it.
* ReTool: Every few years there is a new attempt to modernize the setting. It rarely ever lasts long.
* SecretUndergroundPassage
* SequelHook: In the miniseries.
* SinisterMinister: Rev. Green in the original version.
** CorruptCorporateExecutive: The North American version made Mr. Green an oil tycoon, making his name into a subtle pun on his wealth.
* TomatoInTheMirror: When the winning player realizes that they were the actual culprit.

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!!The book series provides examples of the following:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Plum
* CatchPhrase
** '''Colonel Mustard:''' I challenge you to a duel!
** '''Mrs. Peacock:''' How rude!
* ConcealingCanvas: Mr. Boddy's safe in the Study is hidden behind a duck painting.
* GrandeDame: Mrs. Peacock
* HurricaneOfPuns
* KillerRobot: In one story, Mr. Boddy gets a robot butler. One guests uses it to their advantage by ordering to kill another guest.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: One of the mysteries revolved around the guests trying to figure out the password to the display case that held Mr. Boddy's latest treasure. It turned out to be, of course, "swordfish."
* PunnyName: Mr. Boddy's relatives, when they're mentioned, usually have these, such as his aunt Annie Boddy and his cousin Noah Boddy.
* RetCon: There was a book series where each book contained many short stories; each story was an activity, planned by Mr. Boddy for his color-coded guests, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve. In the final story of each volume, Mr. Boddy would be killed...then the foreword of the next volume would be written by Mr. Boddy, explaining how he survived his supposed death at the end of the previous volume.
* TheScrooge: Mr. Green.
* TheyKilledKenny: Mr. Boddy is killed in the final chapter of each book, then explains how he survived in the introduction of the next book.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Mr. Boddy was born on Friday the 13th. One story, set on Friday the 13th, involved the guests developing various phobias.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: In the books Boddy is fully aware that his friends regularly try to kill him on multiple occasions. The problem is he's too terrified to ''not'' be friends with them if ''this'' is how they treat him on friendly terms.
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29th Feb '12 5:38:24 PM nlpnt
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The popularity of the game has caused it to be remade into a plethora of different locations and decades over the years. It was popular enough to have its own [[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series, video game adaptations, a game show and a [[{{Series/Clue}} teen drama]] miniseries on TheHub. The film itself (starring TimCurry) is considered a cult classic.

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The popularity of the game has caused it to be remade into a plethora of different locations and decades over the years. It was popular enough to have its own [[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series, video game adaptations, a game show and a TeenDrama [[{{Series/Clue}} teen drama]] miniseries miniseries]] on TheHub. The film itself (starring TimCurry) is considered a cult classic.
12th Feb '12 3:51:26 AM Telcontar
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* BlackWidow: This is Mrs. White's backstory. She's had five husbands, and we learn the fate of two. One was an illusionist who disappeared and never reappeared ("He wasn't a very good illusionist"). As for the other, according to Mrs. White, ''someone'' "had cut off his head and his, well, ''you know''."
--> Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong, and disposable.
31st Jan '12 8:38:02 PM HoriatioManBlower
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** Even better, {{Battleship}}!

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** Even better, {{Battleship}}!TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}!
31st Jan '12 8:37:12 PM HoriatioManBlower
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* RetCon: There was a book series where each book contained many short stories; each story was an activity, planned by Mr. Boddy for his color-coded guests, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve. In the final story of each volume, Mr. Boddy would be killed...then the foreword of the next volume would be written by Mr. Boddy, explaining how he survived his supposed death at the end of the previous volume.



* WithFriendsLikeThese: In the books Boddy is fully aware that his friends regularly try to kill him on multiple occasions. The problem is he's too terrified to ''not'' be friends with them if ''this'' is how they treat him on friendly terms.

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!!The book series provides examples of the following:
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Plum
* CatchPhrase
** '''Colonel Mustard:''' I challenge you to a duel!
** '''Mrs. Peacock:''' How rude!
* ConcealingCanvas: Mr. Boddy's safe in the Study is hidden behind a duck painting.
* GrandeDame: Mrs. Peacock
* HurricaneOfPuns
* KillerRobot: In one story, Mr. Boddy gets a robot butler. One guests uses it to their advantage by ordering to kill another guest.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: One of the mysteries revolved around the guests trying to figure out the password to the display case that held Mr. Boddy's latest treasure. It turned out to be, of course, "swordfish."
* PunnyName: Mr. Boddy's relatives, when they're mentioned, usually have these, such as his aunt Annie Boddy and his cousin Noah Boddy.
* RetCon: There was a book series where each book contained many short stories; each story was an activity, planned by Mr. Boddy for his color-coded guests, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve. In the final story of each volume, Mr. Boddy would be killed...then the foreword of the next volume would be written by Mr. Boddy, explaining how he survived his supposed death at the end of the previous volume.
* TheScrooge: Mr. Green.
* TheyKilledKenny: Mr. Boddy is killed in the final chapter of each book, then explains how he survived in the introduction of the next book.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Mr. Boddy was born on Friday the 13th. One story, set on Friday the 13th, involved the guests developing various phobias.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: In the books Boddy is fully aware that his friends regularly try to kill him on multiple occasions. The problem is he's too terrified to ''not'' be friends with them if ''this'' is how they treat him on friendly terms.

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9th Jan '12 10:39:24 AM smoky99
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Created in 1949 in Britain, ''Cluedo'' (''Clue'' in North America) is ''the'' iconic mystery board game. Dr. Black (Mr. Boddy in North America) has been murdered in his own mansion and the six people that were present are now considered suspects. Players take the role of any of the six suspects and receive cards containing illustrations of the suspects, the rooms or the weapons. One card of each category is placed in an envelope. To play, the suspects must enter a room in the mansion and make a suggestion such as, "It was '''Miss Scarlett''' in the '''kitchen''' with the '''knife'''." A different player can reveal a card that matches the suggestion to disprove it. To win the game, a player must make an accusation that matches all three cards contained in the envelope. If the accusation is wrong, the player must sit out for the rest of the game. Note that a player can accuse his own character if he believes himself to be the murderer. [[FridgeLogic It doesn't make much sense if you think about it,]] though [[FridgeBrilliance they could have had amnesia]], leading to a TomatoInTheMirror moment.

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Created in 1949 in Britain, ''Cluedo'' (''Clue'' in North America) is ''the'' iconic mystery board game. Dr. Black (Mr. Boddy in North America) has been murdered in his own mansion and the six people that were present are now considered suspects. Players take the role of any of the six suspects and receive cards containing illustrations of the suspects, the rooms or the weapons. One card of each category is placed in an envelope. To play, the suspects must enter a room in the mansion and make a suggestion such as, "It was '''Miss Scarlett''' in the '''kitchen''' with the '''knife'''.'''lead piping'''." A different player can reveal a card that matches the suggestion to disprove it. To win the game, a player must make an accusation that matches all three cards contained in the envelope. If the accusation is wrong, the player must sit out for the rest of the game. Note that a player can accuse his own character if he believes himself to be the murderer. [[FridgeLogic It doesn't make much sense if you think about it,]] though [[FridgeBrilliance they could have had amnesia]], leading to a TomatoInTheMirror moment.
8th Jan '12 7:15:29 PM SirSapphire
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* TheMovie: One in that rare genre, board-game-to-movie adaptations. What next, ''Man to Queen: A Pawn's Journey''?

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* TheMovie: One in that rare genre, board-game-to-movie adaptations. What next, ''Man to Queen: A Pawn's Journey''?Journey
** Even better, {{Battleship}}!
6th Jan '12 8:23:49 PM Allronix
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** Miss Peach also shows up in the Master Detective set as either Boddy's LongLostRelative or a grifter (it's never made clear).
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