History TabletopGame / Clue

29th Jul '17 5:47:59 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Plum.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: Subverted. Mr. Boddy installs what appears to be one of these in his Ball Room in one chapter, but the dangers, which appear to kill five of the six suspects, are in fact all Hollywood special effects, and nobody is actually harmed (in fact, the five who "died" willingly go through the ride a second time afterward and love it). [[spoiler:Except for Mrs. Peacock, who was the last one left in the car (besides Mr. Boddy) the first time around and was so distressed by the incident that she spent the rest of the weekend in bed.]]
* AprilFoolsPlot: The first book has a chapter set on April Fool's Day, in which Mr. Boddy and the guests all play pranks on each other.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Plum.
Plum, who is so bad that he once forgot he was talking to someone in the middle of a sentence.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: Subverted. Mr. Boddy installs what appears seems to be one of these in his Ball Room in one chapter, but the dangers, which appear to kill five of the six suspects, are in fact all Hollywood special effects, and nobody is actually harmed (in fact, the five who "died" willingly go through the ride a second time afterward and love it). [[spoiler:Except for Mrs. Peacock, who was the last one left in the car (besides Mr. Boddy) the first time around and was so distressed by the incident that she spent the rest of the weekend in bed.]]
* AprilFoolsPlot: The first book has a chapter set on April Fool's Day, in which Mr. Boddy and the guests all play pranks on each other. Most of which involve pretending someone's dead.



* BedsheetGhost: The opening mystery of book 7 features an ancient ghost raising to terrorize the house, but while Mr. Boddy flees to a hotel for the night, the guests stay on hearing there's a treasure he's protecting. Later, to scare each other, they all disguise themselves as ghosts. When they find themselves all together and all wearing their bedsheets, they're left to feel very silly-until they notice there are *seven* ghosts standing around, and one of them doesn't have feet....

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* BedsheetGhost: The opening mystery of book 7 features an ancient ghost raising rising to terrorize the house, but while Mr. Boddy flees to a hotel for the night, the guests stay on hearing there's a treasure he's protecting. Later, to scare each other, they all disguise themselves as ghosts. When they find themselves all together and all wearing their bedsheets, they're left to feel very silly-until silly - until they notice there are *seven* ghosts standing around, and one of them doesn't have feet....feet...



* ChickenJoke: In book #7, ''The Picture-Perfect Crime'', Mr. Boddy has been telling several jokes, including one of these. His guests are not amused.

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** '''Professor Plum:''' I forgot.
* ChickenJoke: In the last chapter of book #7, ''The Picture-Perfect Crime'', Mr. Boddy has been telling several jokes, including one of these. His guests are not amused.



* JackassGenie: Mr. Boddy owns a crystal ball with one of these in it. The genie hates the guests, and is always rude to them and gives them scrambled answers when they ask (such as anagrams of "Get lost" and "Fooled you"). When they smash the crystal, the genie gets loose and goes around knocking out most of them.

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* JackassGenie: The last chapter of book 17 reveals that Mr. Boddy owns a crystal ball with one of these in it. The genie hates the guests, and is always rude to them and gives them scrambled answers when they ask (such as anagrams of "Get lost" and "Fooled you"). When they smash the crystal, crystal in retaliation, the genie gets loose and goes around knocking out most of them.



* MirrorScare: ''The Picture-Perfect Crime'' opens with the chapter ''Be My Ghost'', in which the six guests each disguise themselves as Bedsheet Ghosts to try and scare their fellows. Later, one of them is carrying the Revolver when they spot another "ghost" across the room with the same weapon and immediately try to shoot it. Per the trope, the second ghost turns out to be the first's own reflection in a mirror, and the explosion of glass causes the shooter to faint from the shock.



* PlotAllergy: Comes into play in book 9, ''Mystery in the Moonlight''. In the title chapter, the six guests identify their allergies, and the three men's prove to be key to solving the mystery. [[spoiler: Mrs. Peacock shuts herself up in her room so she won't see the full moon, claiming to be allergic to it; Mrs. White claims to be allergic to dust (which Boddy doesn't believe), and Miss Scarlet says she's allergic to mold. Of the men, Mr. Green is allergic to chalk dust, Colonel Mustard to flowers, and Professor Plum to feathers, which gives him away as the culprit - he starts having a sneezing fit brought on by trying to rob Miss Scarlett, who was wearing a feather boa.]]

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* PlotAllergy: Comes into play in book 9, ''Mystery in the Moonlight''. In the title chapter, the six guests identify their allergies, and the three men's prove to be key to solving the mystery. [[spoiler: Mrs. Peacock shuts herself up in her room so she won't see the full moon, claiming to be allergic to it; Mrs. White claims to be allergic to dust (which Boddy doesn't believe), believe, assuming she's just trying to get out of dusting a room like he asked her), and Miss Scarlet says she's allergic to mold. Of the men, Mr. Green is allergic to chalk dust, Colonel Mustard to flowers, and Professor Plum to feathers, which gives him away as the culprit - he starts having a sneezing fit brought on by trying to rob Miss Scarlett, who was wearing a feather boa.]]
19th Jul '17 5:16:09 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Professor Plum is usually depicted wearing one.
2nd Jul '17 1:34:17 PM AnoneMouseJr
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[[folder: Book series titles]]
* 1. Who Killed Mr. Boddy?
* 2. The ''Secret'' Secret Passage
* 3. The Case of the Invisible Cat
* 4. Mystery at the Masked Ball
* 5. Midnight Phone Calls
* 6. Booby Trapped!
* 7. The Picture-Perfect Crime
* 8. The Clue in the Shadows
* 9. Mystery in the Moonlight
* 10. The Screaming Skeleton
* 11. Death by Candle-Light
* 12. The Haunted Gargoyle
* 13. Revenge of the Mummy
* 14. The Dangerous Diamond
* 15. The Vanishing Vampire
* 16. Danger After Dark
* 17. The Clue in the Crystal Ball
* 18. Footprints in the Fog
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* SwiperNoSwiping: Mrs. Peacock's "Stop It!" technique, taught in her self-defense class in ''Midnight Phone Calls'', is based on this - if the criminal attacking the practitioner is polite, the practitioner merely has to order them to "Stop it" to make them back down.
29th Jun '17 4:34:38 PM MissIzzy2
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* BedsheetGhost: The opening mystery of book 7 features an ancient ghost raising to terrorize the house, but while Mr. Boddy flees to a hotel for the night, the guests stay on hearing there's a treasure he's protecting. Later, to scare each other, they all disguise themselves as ghosts. When they find themselves all together and all wearing their bedsheets, they're left to feel very silly-until they notice there are *seven* ghosts standing around, and one of them doesn't have feet....
28th Jun '17 11:01:34 AM KoopaKid17
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* NonStandardGameOver: If all players accuse incorrectly, the game ends with no winner. Therefore, the last player standing must collect all the evidence before accusing to avert this.
7th Mar '17 2:09:53 PM themisterfree
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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. See ThemedStockBoardGame. It was popular enough to have its own [[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series (each chapter therein involves Mr. Reginald Boddy and his color-coded guests participating in some activity or another, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve, and the final story always involves Mr. Boddy's murder), video game adaptations, a game show, and a TeenDrama [[{{Series/Clue}} miniseries]] on TheHub. The film itself (starring Creator/TimCurry) is considered a cult classic. There is even an unofficial inversion of the game, ''Kill Doctor Lucky''. Most recently, a [[http://comicsalliance.com/idw-hasbro-clue-allor-daniel-eccc-17/ comic book adaptation was announced for June 2017]] from Hasbro partner Creator/IDWPublishing.

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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. See ThemedStockBoardGame. It was popular enough to have its own [[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series (each chapter therein involves Mr. Reginald Boddy and his color-coded guests participating in some activity or another, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve, and the final story always involves Mr. Boddy's murder), video game adaptations, a game show, and a TeenDrama [[{{Series/Clue}} miniseries]] on TheHub. The film itself (starring Creator/TimCurry) is considered a cult classic. There is even an unofficial inversion of the game, ''Kill Doctor Lucky''. Most recently, a [[http://comicsalliance.com/idw-hasbro-clue-allor-daniel-eccc-17/ comic book adaptation was announced for June 2017]] from Hasbro partner Creator/IDWPublishing.
Creator/IDWPublishing (though like fellow game-based comic ''ComicBook/DungeonsAndDragons'', it's not part of the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse).



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It is possible for a player to accuse themself; this is obviously to prevent the game from becoming unwinnable for that player. This is lampshaded rather humourously in the Sega Genesis version.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It is possible for a player to accuse themself; this is obviously to prevent the game from becoming unwinnable for that player. This is lampshaded rather humourously humorously in the Sega Genesis version.
6th Mar '17 11:15:08 PM Twiddler
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Compare TenLittleMurderVictims, ''AndThenThereWereNone''.

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Compare TenLittleMurderVictims, ''AndThenThereWereNone''.''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''.
6th Mar '17 7:29:18 PM themisterfree
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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. See ThemedStockBoardGame. It was popular enough to have its own [[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series (each chapter therein involves Mr. Reginald Boddy and his color-coded guests participating in some activity or another, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve, and the final story always involves Mr. Boddy's murder), video game adaptations, a game show, and a TeenDrama [[{{Series/Clue}} miniseries]] on TheHub. The film itself (starring Creator/TimCurry) is considered a cult classic. There is even an unofficial inversion of the game, ''Kill Doctor Lucky''.

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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. See ThemedStockBoardGame. It was popular enough to have its own [[Film/{{Clue}} film]], book series (each chapter therein involves Mr. Reginald Boddy and his color-coded guests participating in some activity or another, which would form the basis of a puzzle for the reader to solve, and the final story always involves Mr. Boddy's murder), video game adaptations, a game show, and a TeenDrama [[{{Series/Clue}} miniseries]] on TheHub. The film itself (starring Creator/TimCurry) is considered a cult classic. There is even an unofficial inversion of the game, ''Kill Doctor Lucky''.
Lucky''. Most recently, a [[http://comicsalliance.com/idw-hasbro-clue-allor-daniel-eccc-17/ comic book adaptation was announced for June 2017]] from Hasbro partner Creator/IDWPublishing.
19th Feb '17 5:19:26 PM Kooshmeister
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* BowtiesAreCool: Professor Plum is usually depicted wearing one.


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* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: A few of the male characters (Mustard and Plum in particular) have been seen smoking pipes in some versions.
19th Feb '17 5:18:11 PM Kooshmeister
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Prof. Plum, in most versions.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Prof. Professor Plum, in most versions.



* CorruptChurch: Rev. Green (the implications of this don't sit well for American audiences, supposedly, which is why he's turned into a CorruptCorporateExecutive "Mr. Green").

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* CorruptChurch: Rev. Reverend Green (the implications of this don't sit well for American audiences, supposedly, which is why he's turned into a CorruptCorporateExecutive "Mr. Green").



* GreatWhiteHunter: Col. Mustard.

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* GreatWhiteHunter: Col. Colonel Mustard.



* HotterAndSexier: In recent editions, Mrs White is depicted as a young woman. Granted, she doesn't look exactly "sexy", but considering that her older incarnation was an overweight ApronMatron...
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Lead pipes, Candlesticks, and wrenches don't exactly come to mind as murder weapons.

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* HighClassGlass: Some editions depict Colonel Mustard wearing a monocle.
* HotterAndSexier: In recent editions, Mrs Mrs. White is depicted as a young woman. Granted, she doesn't look exactly "sexy", but considering that her older incarnation was an overweight ApronMatron...
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Lead pipes, Pipes, Candlesticks, and wrenches don't exactly come to mind as murder weapons.



* SinisterMinister: Rev. Green in the original version.

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* SinisterMinister: Rev. Reverend Green in the original version.
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