Personally, I see these games as guilty-pleasures.Quadsworth wrote:Yes, family guy or south park don't needlessly give a hip facelift to clue to appeal to a new generation
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 as White). I see it the same way as Simpson's Monopoly. Sometimes it's fun just to immerse myself into that world.
What I prefer in both of these games is something that evokes the original standard which also reflects the degree of importance I place on the games. To that end, I have the Franklin Mint edition of Monopoly. However, I don't feel they did as good a job adapting the Clue game. It seems to be ornamentation for extravagance sake without really evoking the spirit of the game. I prefer the Clue/Sorry wooden box edition, though I crave the simplistic and handsome style of the original UK Cluedo sets for which there seem to be far fewer "deluxe" sets.
In the end, for me tradition is at the heart of the game, just as it is with Monopoly. Having grown up with the US 1972 "psychedelic" version, I have a much greater appreciation for the earlier and most enduring vision.