Clue: Gameplay

Clue is one of the games that is indicative of American culture of an old age while still being applicable to modern society. The board features nine separate rooms that are representative of old-fashioned aristocracy. In the game, players are meant to help solve a murder of a rich man as one of his friends. Players are able to pretend to be of a higher status than they likely are. The game also has a considerable amount of free will offered to players. One can choose where to move their pawn and can choose, when finding clues and making a final accusation, who to ask about, what weapon to guess and where to look. Furthermore, one can decide when to make a final accusation and well as seemingly trivial items, such as who they will play as.[1] Interestingly enough, the new version does not deviate much if at all from the original. [2]

[1] Waddington’s Games, Clue (Beverly, MA: Parker Brothers, 1992)

[2] “Playing the Board Game Clue”, Board Games Pub, accessed April 25, 2017, 


a)”Clue: Parker Brothers Detective Game”, Amazon, accessed April 25, 2017,

b) “How to ID a 1st Edition Parker Brothers 1949 CLUE Game”, Ebay, accessed April 25, 2017,


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