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Post by TheWhitePawn » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:11 am

Oh, I agree.

Did you guys see the list of related fake games at the bottom? There's an "Operation - A Tribute to Cher" and "Jenga - Twin Towers Edition."

I wonder who made all of these up...
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Post by Black » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:19 am

go_leafs_nation wrote:Umm.... is that seriously what jumped out for you?
Of course. This was a clue and cluedo forum the last time I checked, so I wouldn't be interested in any other type of game.

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Post by Adam106 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:21 am

Alright, I'll cave and point out the obvious to Black. The game's a tribute to the Columbine High School massacre, a real-life event inwhich two guys shot many students and teachers. Really sickening.

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Post by TheWhitePawn » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:25 am

Adam106 wrote:Alright, I'll cave and point out the obvious to Black.
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Post by Black » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:28 am

http://www.sleuths.com/giftshop/games.htm

Take a look at the forth item. It's a cross between Cluedo and Mastermind.

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Post by WarnerPlum » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:01 am

TheWhitePawn wrote:Well, whatever the 60th anniversary edition is, it'll be better than this:

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Clue ... ne_edition
Uncyclopedia is rubbish (as well as insulting).
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Post by CluedoKid » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:16 pm

go_leafs_nation wrote:I agree. I didn't laugh at all.
I did. Does that make me a bad person?
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:17 pm

Nope. I can appreciate dark humour; this just wasn't pulled off well, imho.
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Post by Jamie » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:44 pm

Black wrote:http://www.sleuths.com/giftshop/games.htm

Take a look at the forth item. It's a cross between Cluedo and Mastermind.
Thats scary...my bf just bought me this today

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Post by alwaysPeacock » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:40 am

I hope we get a really nice collector's edition for the 60th Anniversary! Obviously, I want the classic game revived for this, and with shiny game pieces! Shiny stuff is always good... :wink:
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Post by Adam106 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:32 am

I'd like something similar to the 50th Anniversary released, but make it Master Detective. I'd love to have Miss Peach, Monsieur Brunette, Madame Rose and Sergeant Grey is shiny silver. Too bad it probably won't happen seeming as nobody has the rights to Master Detective (which I suppose is a good thing, really).

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Post by Niteshade007 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:39 am

I too would love a nice expanded edition. Never really cared for Master Detective's board, but I love adding more suspects. In any case we'll probably see a nice version of the game, as you point out, Adam, a 50th Anniversary-type version.

Also, 2009 is coming to a close pretty soon, and this is all we've heard about this game? Makes me think that it might not happen.

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Post by Murder by Death » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:46 pm

Adam106 wrote: Too bad it probably won't happen seeming as nobody has the rights to Master Detective
Why do you say nobody owns the rights to Master Detective? Hasbro owns the rights as successor to Parker Bros. which produced it.

But that does raise an interesting question. Cluedo & Clue are protected by Trademarks as "brands". However, like Monopoly, only the copyrights, the character names, the board layout, artwork, specific rules, etc. are still protected, but not the basic concepts or ideas. The game process, was covered by a patent but no more.

Theoretically anyone can manufacture and sell a Cluedo-like game using different layouts, artwork and characters.

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Post by Adam106 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:57 am

What I mean is, that MD was made over 20 years ago. Regular people will have completely forgotten about Miss Peach with the Horseshoe in the Carriage House. I doubt Hasbro or the Parker Bros. have any intention of remaking a game that's been completely buried in the archives in the public's opinion. We can always hope, though.

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Post by Murder by Death » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:55 pm

Adam106 wrote:I doubt Hasbro or the Parker Bros. have any intention of remaking a game that's been completely buried in the archives in the public's opinion.
Ah. Well let's hope that the regular people won't forget Classic Cluedo. The "Discover The Secrets" redux is a vapid veneer that will chip and peel as quickly as a cheap piece of press-board furniture.

My guess is Hasbro won't attempt to expand the Cluedo universe again until they asses the damage inflicted by their latest "creation" which incorporates some expanded play options.

But as much as I like the idea of an expanded game board, I think that is still something of an "alternate" version in the minds of most. Perhaps the Anniversary edition could add a quad fold board that allows additional rooms to be tucked under or unfolded on each side of the main board, with all the expansion items added as optional play. After all, there's little reason all of the expansion editions can't be played with the basic rules.

Also, I don't really care for much of the expanded Cluedo universe. I just think they were badly conceived in the mid-80s and lack much of the charm of the originals.

I think at this point, any Anniversary Edition should focus on the original format and classic edition. While I don't fully understand why more than 6 players/suspects are not typically allowed, nor more than 6 weapons, I would be inclined to create 3 new characters and add 3 new weapons for such an edition more in keeping with the original concept. After all they added the Poison to the 50th anniversary version without the world coming to an end.

Perhaps to raise Cluedo's awareness, they could make it part of a contest like adding the new token to Monopoly (not that that always results in the best choice either). But the choices all need to reflect the era from which Cluedo was conceived in the first place if they are to have any chance at achieving the same iconic status.

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60th Anniversary Celebration

Post by Murder by Death » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:18 am

60th anniversary of Cluedo, a worldwide hit invented in Birmingham

Here's an interesting article about Hasbro celebrating the 60th Anniversary in front of Scotland Yard an unveiling a plaque in front of their headquarters.

This came out today in the Birmingham Post. Really odd timing. Could there a new game announcement soon?

Clued up: Inspector Morse returns with a lesson for Lewis

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Cluedo

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Post by TheWhitePawn » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:47 am

I can't wait to see what they have in store for us :D
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Post by ProfessorPlum54 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:57 am

Not to be a pessimist, but the events Murder By Death posted may be all that we get.

The original article I posted was called "Mason Williams framed for Cluedo PR job" - PR meaning public relations. And Mason Williams, according to their website say they are one of the "top 10 consumer P.R. teams in the UK". Thus, Mason Williams isn't a board game company and nothing was ever said about a new board game -- only something "special". I'm hoping that I am wrong and that we get something more, but I doubt we'll get what we are all hoping.
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Post by TheWhitePawn » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:00 pm

:(

I think I have to agree. This article http://newsonfire.wordpress.com/2009/10 ... of-cluedo/ concludes that

"To mark the occasion, we will be unveiling a plaque at Hasbro’s UK office that is dedicated to the memory of Mr Pratt and the invention of this extraordinary game."

So... it'll just be a plaque :(
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Post by cacums » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:39 pm

This is an emotional roller coaster...

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