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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I notice they call Mr. Green as Reverend Green for their 86 version.

It makes me think, doesn't it make more sense that Reverend Green would attend Boddy/Black's party in a suit, and not in his clerical vestures?


Not for me. I don't know about the progressive church today, but in the era I picture Cluedo, the clergy always wear their vestments in social gatherings. The Al Smith dinner in NYC where everyone else is in formal wear, the clergy wears their vestments. Granted it's a catholic event, but this is a formal party hosted by Dr. Black, so I would assume similar decorum would apply.


Which makes me wonder: which denomination is the traditional Rev. Green supposed to be? I've always assumed Catholic from the very traditional collar, but I suppose in that era (1920s - '40s, depending on the edition) Christian clergymen probably didn't dress very differently from one another. In my lifetime (briefly flitting between Methodist, Baptist, Episcopalian, and Catholic churches) I've seen the revered/minister/priest/whatever in anything from office casual wear to full robes depending on the service/denomination, but I don't believe the casual dress would have been acceptable any time before the '60s, if not later.

I suppose Church of England or Catholic would be the most likely possibilities, given the general era of classic Cluedo games.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an interesting question. If he were Catholic, he would likely not go by Reverend in conversation but rather Father, although written correspondence would refer to him as The Reverend "Such and such" Green. My assumption would be Church of England, mostly for the village vicar archetype he represents.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeachFreak wrote:
It's an interesting question. If he were Catholic, he would likely not go by Reverend in conversation but rather Father, although written correspondence would refer to him as The Reverend "Such and such" Green. My assumption would be Church of England, mostly for the village vicar archetype he represents.


Yes that's right. He's almost certainly not Catholic. The collar is worn by many clergy of many denominations, even today, but certainly more so in the past. The Anglicans essentially assumed all of the vestments and traditions of the Catholic church, except a member could get divorced without being excommunicated. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeachFreak wrote:
It's an interesting question. If he were Catholic, he would likely not go by Reverend in conversation but rather Father, although written correspondence would refer to him as The Reverend "Such and such" Green. My assumption would be Church of England, mostly for the village vicar archetype he represents.


Interesting. The original rules book does refer to him as "The Reverend Green" twice: first in the list of suspects & their matching colored tokens, then again in the example for how to make a suggestion:

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...may then call another Person into the Lounge (e.g. The Rev. Green) and move that particular piece...and will say: "I suggest that the murder was committed in the Lounge by the Reverend Green with the Spanner."


But the original rules are so (ridiculously) formally written, it's possible they'd have done the same if using Prof. Plum or Col. Mustard for the sample suggestion. Though "The Rev. Green" is still the solitary "the" in the earlier list of suspects...

I believe the ITV series typically introduced him as "Reverend Jonathan Green" if characters were making introductions, but I'm almost certain they just called him "vicar" in conversation.

It's not a point I want to analyze into a pulp, lol. For all I care, he was a village pioneer of non-denominational services. Laughing Rev. Green, murderous clergyman, is still more interesting to me than Mr. Green, the sometimes businessman/conman type.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I managed to snag my first few puzzle series editions today, which are really the only things that were not yet represented somehow in my collection as far as official merch goes. The stories are pretty cute, but I think I must just be terrible about putting puzzles together without a reference image.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which ones did you get?

I have Framed for Murder and To Kill a Dying Man. Both came from church yard sales in different states. To Kill a Dying Man didn't have the booklet, so I didn't get the story until I scraped up a PDF years later.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got Death in the First Edition, Killers in the Kitchen, and Garden of Evil. I was lucky enough to find them completely sealed as well, so everything was there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love mystery puzzles. I used to have a whole bunch of non-Clue ones as well. Regular puzzles are so boring...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are good fun! I'm enjoying the challenge, but at least with Garden of Evil, which is the one I'm seriously tackling at the moment, I'm having quite the time with so many pieces just showing some vague sense of leaves.

Also, thought there might be some interest around this, which I stumbled upon during my web travels. Shares its name and character ideas (the young maid character is most noticeable) with the Paraguayan edition while also reflecting an obvious Scarlet, Peacock, and Green.



http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-669017519-quien-sera-el-asesino-juego-de-mesa-estilo-clue-_JM
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dorkly made something on their website about the Clue Movie. http://www.collegehumor.com/post/7045730/15-times-clue-was-the-most-underrated-movie-in-history
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