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by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Clue Rules
Replies: 8
Views: 9475

Thanks, I was looking in the wrong place ... was surprised to see 1950s Clue at this link . However, Hasbro won't let me link to other contries' customer support, so I don't have access to potential early editions of the instructions for Cluedo. They only offer one in the US. Actually, these aren't ...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Airship Murder
Replies: 316
Views: 125327

The rope is the 2nd weakest of all of the weapons in my opinion (no pun intended). The Lead Piping is the worst of them. I still don't know the rationale behind its inclusion in the game, especially when one considers the much more interesting choices submitted with the original patent. Perhaps if i...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1985 Release Date: VCR Clue vs. Clue Film
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Looks like it was Fall 1985 according to this site . This seems about right, considering this site's article which indicates it was a Christmas gift purchase, and the movie came out December 13. Either way the video game would have preceded the film. Now which version did audiences see first? Most l...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding Clue Rules
Replies: 8
Views: 9475

Finding Clue Rules

I'm looking for the original 1949 rules for both Cluedo and Clue. I've been over to Cluedofan.com, The World of Clue, Cluedopedie, and a few others, but have not really found much detail as far as the evolution of the rules are concerned. I would love to find something like this Monopoly site that d...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Patent Cluedo
Replies: 81
Views: 40256

CluedoKid wrote:p****r?
Yeah! LOL, I tell you it is like playing Clue to edit my posts so to find the Forbidden Word that I routinely run into. Maybe because I am so new the filter doesn't trust me yet. I assume that word has some off-colour connotations in the U.K.?

As in p****r? I never met her!
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Patent Cluedo
Replies: 81
Views: 40256

I was basing it off the Patent version... not every detail from it...The game play is very fun... Of course ... not having actually played the game remotely close to this way, I would be curious to know whether strict adherence to Pratt's rules would take some of the fun out of the game or make it ...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue Blinkie and other card art
Replies: 111
Views: 52262

What's a Shillelagh? It's from the Patent. It wasn't identified (none of the weapons were), but Cluedofan.com calls it a "Shillelagh" with an explanation of what it is and how to pronounce it. I decided to use that since it sounded more interesting than just "Club" or "Big Ol' Wooden Stick Thing." ...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Patent Cluedo
Replies: 81
Views: 40256

Some observations

Great idea of yours! Was just thinking I might take this on myself when I came across your thread. Having recently read this article about Anthony Pratt, and reading this original patent document , I have a few observations about your version: 1) Pratt evidently called his game "Murder!" Therefore, ...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Airship Murder
Replies: 316
Views: 125327

I did not use any physical representations of the weapons or the motives. It certainty makes sense for the motives and considering you were using non-standard weapons. Of course, adding more weapons, characters and rooms would also add to the difficulty. Good to know doing so does not substantially...
by Murder by Death
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Airship Murder
Replies: 316
Views: 125327

Weapons & Motives

Although I did change all of the weapons to bludgeoning ones ...If I did the game again, I would probably keep the original 6 weapons. Speaking of which, I just realized that your game did not seem to have weapons tokens. Did you intend to play without them? Otherwise you might have some trouble se...
by Murder by Death
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Airship Murder
Replies: 316
Views: 125327

I totally forgot about this game! It's buried somewhere in my closet....I only played a handful of games on that board, but I don't ever remember it posing a problem :D Well it's an amazing job, definitely dig it out! It embodies everything I come to expect from Cluedo. Clue belongs in another era ...
by Murder by Death
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Clue games
Replies: 67
Views: 32014

Theme Games

Yes, family guy or south park don't needlessly give a hip facelift to clue to appeal to a new generation :wink: Personally, I see these games as guilty-pleasures. I happen to be a Simpson's fan and think they've done a really good job with the adaptation (at least the first edition with Smither's a...
by Murder by Death
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Airship Murder
Replies: 316
Views: 125327

Fantastic Work

I know this is a very old thread, but one deserving of resurrection. It captures my fancy, not only because I love Zeppelins, but it is so well done. I recently brought it up in my topic, Rules for Making A Good Clue Game, and realized I should simply ask the creator and anyone who has played it, ab...
by Murder by Death
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rules For Making A Good Custom Clue Game?
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

Existing Games

Adam, thanks for those links. I love looking at well executed games. Beautiful artwork. What I would not have done to have access to Photoshop (or even a computer) as a kid! Quadsworth, I completely understand your trepidation about anyone doing a television-themed game. Despite your overwhelming vo...
by Murder by Death
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rules For Making A Good Custom Clue Game?
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

Theme

Since I infer that you are talking about a game unlike those using a variation of the original rules, the most important aspect for me is well done artwork. Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of a custom "themed" game, not to introduce new rules. So basic Clue (one in which people do not...
by Murder by Death
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rules For Making A Good Custom Clue Game?
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

Rules For Making A Good Custom Clue Game?

So, I guess what I'm asking is, are there any hard and fast rules which I must adhere to in order to make a successful game adaptation? My list of questions in order of priority are these: 1) My primary concern is changing the shape of the board path. What should my considerations be in doing that? ...
by Murder by Death
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rules For Making A Good Custom Clue Game?
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

Rules For Making A Good Custom Clue Game?

Just found this Forum. Fantastic. So much great stuff here, I have just started to explore. So if this topic is already covered in the voluminous forum, please just point me to the link! I was recently thinking about doing a custom game and have gotten all caught up in the the rules, the board layou...