History TabletopGame / Clue

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.
19th Feb '17 5:15:43 PM Kooshmeister
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* DubNameChange: Well more like "Localization Name Change." A few different characters and other elements had their names changed between different versions, particularly between the UK and US version(s): Murder victim Dr. Black became Mr. Boddy; his home, Tudor House, became "Boddy Manor;" Reverend Green became ''Mr.'' Green; the Spanner and Dagger became the Wrench and Knife, etc.

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* DubNameChange: Well Well, more like "Localization Name Change." A few different characters and other elements had their names changed between different versions, particularly between the UK and US version(s): Murder victim Dr. Black became Mr. Boddy; his home, Tudor House, became "Boddy Manor;" Boddy Manor; Reverend Green became ''Mr.'' Green; the Spanner and Dagger became the Wrench and Knife, etc.
19th Feb '17 5:14:46 PM Kooshmeister
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* AnAxeToGrind: Several versions feature an axe as a weapon.


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* DubNameChange: Well more like "Localization Name Change." A few different characters and other elements had their names changed between different versions, particularly between the UK and US version(s): Murder victim Dr. Black became Mr. Boddy; his home, Tudor House, became "Boddy Manor;" Reverend Green became ''Mr.'' Green; the Spanner and Dagger became the Wrench and Knife, etc.
19th Feb '17 5:09:39 PM Kooshmeister
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* CoolGun: The original guns in the British edition(s), a Dreyse M1907 and a gold Walther PP.
19th Feb '17 5:07:12 PM Kooshmeister
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* NonIndicativeName: In many editions, the weapon referred to as the Revolver is actually a semi-automatic. The original "Revolver" in the game's 1949 edition was a Dreyse M1907 (in the UK) and a Colt M1911 (in the US). It ''has'' been an actual revolver in some versions, however (particularly Passport to Murder and the 50th Anniversary Edition).
20th Jan '17 7:23:41 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* 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 and was so distressed by the incident that she spent the rest of the weekend in bed.]]

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* 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.]]


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* OverthetopChristmasDecorations: Variant in book 5 - the lights and decorations on Mr. Boddy's house don't ''look'' too extravagant, but then it turns out he spent a million dollars on the Christmas tree ornaments.


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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), 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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