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by Murder by Death
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cluedo game spotted in Clue movie?
Replies: 24
Views: 13844

Understand? Yes I understand. But this is a slightly different situation. If this movie took place in 1932 in an English manor, when the Cluedo game did not exist, then the aliases might have been a random collection of names appropriate to British culture at the time, but still invokes some curios...
by Murder by Death
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cluedo game spotted in Clue movie?
Replies: 24
Views: 13844

Also, considering how the film takes place in America, the game would probably be Clue, if it were present at all.... I'm not sure how popular the game would have been among adults who had no children. It had only been out a few years, the suspects probably wouldn't know that their aliases were bas...
by Murder by Death
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the rope and lead pipe
Replies: 18
Views: 20729

Otherwise... handle it all you want and enjoy a piece of the past. So it is lead. Probably best not used when played with small children. I wonder how many young victims the game claimed in its early history? But what an odd attention to detail. The tokens look like the UK versions. Could Parker Br...
by Murder by Death
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate Clue at Target
Replies: 41
Views: 21858

Black wrote:It's reinvention!
Yes, but with classic Clue rules, characters (sans titles) and (presumably) weapons. Very odd.
by Murder by Death
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue Current Thoughts
Replies: 1819
Views: 716383

The only problem I have with the Cluedos is that it's practically the exact same for ever so long. And why is that? I mean even after the movie came out, it took Waddintons another 10 years to do what Parker Bros. had more or less been doing from the start, but resumed in earnest in 1986. Is this b...
by Murder by Death
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the rope and lead pipe
Replies: 18
Views: 20729

I have read that the 1949 edition contained an actual lead pipe. I just picked up a 1956 edition set with the pliable pipe token and wondered, is this actually made from lead? If it is actually lead, would there be any toxicity concerns from simply handling it? Aside from chocking, what if a child i...
by Murder by Death
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Franklin Mint Table
Replies: 16
Views: 15033

So do you think the clue board would fit on the monopoly table? What did you end up doing? I just came across this listing on eBay for a Monopoly set with some really good pictures of the table. On checking the specs, it looks like the Clue board is only 2 inches larger than the Monopoly board. Loo...
by Murder by Death
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate Clue at Target
Replies: 41
Views: 21858

Addiotnal images:
1) The candy, 2) Box front, 3) Box rear – link to large image for detail

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by Murder by Death
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cluedo game spotted in Clue movie?
Replies: 24
Views: 13844

Cluedo game spotted in Clue movie?

Now we know where Mr. Boddy got his aliases ....

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by Murder by Death
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate Clue at Target
Replies: 41
Views: 21858

Yes your source is correct. Hasbro has released a 4-game set which Target is carrying in the holiday section, consisting of Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. Pictures can be seen here , but I will upload more detailed pictures when I get a chance. There's good news and bad news. First th...
by Murder by Death
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geoffrey Parker/Dunhill Cluedo Game
Replies: 26
Views: 13250

Come on Michael... it's not THAT bad. Better than the original Cluedo. Exactly, it's like a coloured version of Cluedo, or indeed very like Super Cluedo Challenge (and a little bit like the 1972 US game). Micahael, is your problem with the board or the character tokens (or both) – or the price f...
by Murder by Death
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geoffrey Parker/Dunhill Cluedo Game
Replies: 26
Views: 13250

Well... this one changes some of the colors completely and all of the hues on the others... I suspect that was the first effort. Also it needs a bit of colour correction. This is the Bespoke edition, the $5,000 one you can customize. The one I posted is fixed in one of two colour schemes. Notice th...
by Murder by Death
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Only Six Rooms – Most Iconic?
Replies: 15
Views: 8386

Lounge (I've always associated this with Mr. Green, because of the green carpet on the 1996 board.) Conservatory (Associated with Mrs. Peacock, because she stands by it.) Thank you for this ... it was the next step in the pairings. After reviewing all, I think I see it this way now: The Lounge remi...
by Murder by Death
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geoffrey Parker/Dunhill Cluedo Game
Replies: 26
Views: 13250

Geoffrey Parker/Dunhill Cluedo Game

Moving this post to a more appropriate forum from Buy/Sell/Trade : You get to choose the colors of the board and the rooms. I suppose the leather is easily customizable... all you have to do is switch out the colors. Actually I think you only get to switch out the plinth and contrasting tile color ....
by Murder by Death
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Iconic Solution
Replies: 21
Views: 6954

Re: H'm

Put them together, and you necessarily have the most iconic solution. On the surface of it that is entirely logical. However, in the case of Cluedo I'm not sure the sum is equal to it's parts. I do think there is validity to less immediately recognizable characters on their own, being more iconic w...
by Murder by Death
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you UK authors out there ....
Replies: 20
Views: 6807

Re: For you UK authors out there ....

I think this is new news! Most definitely. I posted that on this thread a while back, which has not had much activity since, thanks to Hasbro seemingly moving somewhat slowly to mark this milestone year. I can't say I'm all that enthusiastic that they are going to honor Cluedo properly this anniver...
by Murder by Death
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Iconic Solution
Replies: 21
Views: 6954

Scarlet, Candlestick, Study Here's my only problem with that. While I agree Miss Scarlet is one of the most iconic Clue characters overall, out of context she has some stiff competition with "Gone With The Wind". As I pointed out earlier, if all three are mentioned in the same phrase, that becomes ...
by Murder by Death
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most Iconic Solution
Replies: 21
Views: 6954

I agree with fendue. Col. Mustard, Candlestick, Billiard Room is probably the most iconic in terms of popular culture. Don't you mean Jack Mustard with the Dumbbell in the Spa? Seriously though, I would have to agree, Col. Mustard is the most iconic of the characters. Although the Lead Pipe is the ...
by Murder by Death
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Clue Photos.
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Re: More Clue Photos.

fendue wrote: I found the rest of them
So Professor Plum is a woman. I can go with that, but Col. Mustard is the only one that actually looks like a cartoon, not a caricature. Otherwise it's a nice collection.
by Murder by Death
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Franklin Mint Reproduction
Replies: 420
Views: 191820

I don't know what made them think it was a good idea to change it. My guess is they had to. My understanding of deals like this is that one retailer is often not enough to warrant manufacturing enough units to make tooling up worthwhile. So additional retailers are recruited but everyone wants excl...