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Clue inspired games

Post by Frostbyte » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:48 am

I brought this topic up in the past, but it was a while ago. So, I thought I'd bring it up again. Lol

I was curious to know what games you all have come across which are either blatant ripoffs of clue, or we're clearly influenced/inspired by the game?

These arethe ones I'm aware of:

Alibi
Mystery of the Abbey
Mystery Express
Harry Potter Mystery at Hogwarts
Mystery Mansion
Kill Doctor Lucky
Save Doctor Lucky
13 Deadend Drive (?)

Any others ya'll are aware of?
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Post by Black » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:39 am

Do the CSI games count?

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Post by ProfessorPlum54 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:47 am

I don't know if they are necessarily inspired by Clue, but three other mystery games I own are:

1313 Dead End Drive
Gosford Park: The Board Game
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Post by cacums » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:54 pm

The computer game Inspector Parker.

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Post by PeachFreak » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:24 pm

I imagine Whodunnit took some inspiration from Clue, although the mechanics are quite different.
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Post by TheWhitePawn » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:24 pm

Clue: The Great Museum Caper is very reminiscent of Scotland Yard. Not sure if that helps, since it's the other way around.
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Post by Michael » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:54 pm

The Museum Caper ia actually a remake of another game. I have it in my collection. It's pretty much the same just without the Clue theme.
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Post by Frostbyte » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:10 am

Today I played another game which I believe was inspired by Clue, Lady Alice. In my opinion, it wasn't that fun compared to others like Mystery of the Abbey, and it felt like they we trying too hard. it just made me wish I was playing Clue lol

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/ ... lady-alice
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Post by BBP » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:56 pm

The FoulPlay computer game is bordering to plagiarism.

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Post by Murder by Death » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:03 pm

I haven't played it, but the Desperate Housewives game seems like it would play uncomfortably close to Clue. They really missed the boat by not making it a murder-oriented game, or just flat out licensing the Clue theme. To me it seems the perfect modern day counterpart to the traditional English stereotypes.

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Post by alwaysPeacock » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:52 pm

Wait...there was a Gosford Park board game?!
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Post by ProfessorPlum54 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:08 pm

Yessir. It was given to members of the press. The game isn't very involved, but it comes with nice cards. :)
Green - "If he was such a patriotic American, why didn't he just report us to the authorities?"
Wadsworth - "He decided to put his information to good use and make a little money out of it. What can be more American than that?"

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