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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Christmas is coming... Reply with quote

Anybody expecting something Clue related for Christmas? (Or other holiday?). I bought myself the Vintage bookshelf edition. The greenish one with the magnifying glass cover. I expect a few of the licensed editions under the tree. It seems to be my family's go-to gift idea for me...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you have been lagging behind ... Wink

I expect to get the new Cluedo "Orchid" edition myself.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made my potential gifters aware of the Star Wars edition, but as it doesn't seem to be readily available in any local stores (my immediate family is often painfully unaware of the wonder of online shopping) I'm not expecting to find it under the tree. I'm hoping for some cash and/or prepaid cards because I'd like to gift myself either Super Cluedo Challenge, or Cluedo Super Sleuth (whichever I can get cheaper & faster).

The only other editions I could imagine someone picking for me would be the Doctor Who, Sherlock, or Downton Abbey themed games, and Target's 1986 retro edition. I already have Restoration Hardware's bookshelf game from a few years ago, so there's not much reason for anyone to get me any other bookshelf version on offer.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing so far that i know of. But I did acquire the Orchid edition and Game of Thrones Clue this year.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Got the Orchid Version too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new additions:
https://instagram.com/p/BOj-B83j1SC/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luxury edition, I don't remember that one
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$99 from Marshalls. Marked down from $200. Though I saw them on amazon for $150.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Luxury edition, I don't remember that one


This is the one Frontgate put out in 2011, made by Winning Solution, and now sold exclusively through them.

http://www.winningsolution.com/elite-games/clue-luxury-edition/

Originally discussed here:

http://www.theartofmurder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4277


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
$99 from Marshalls. Marked down from $200. Though I saw them on amazon for $150.


Wow. $99 is an amazing value (though likely what it's actually worth), but I don't think product selection at Marshall's is nationwide standard is it? Given that Marshall's is a clearance retailer, I wonder if this means a new luxury refresh is coming to replace it?

Have you opened it? How does it compare to the Restoration Hardware edition?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's actually not that edition. It's a wood box version with a flat top (no glass with sunken rooms). It has the 3D room pieces that you can place on the board.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have at least 5 variations of the Franklin mint game. I wish they'd come up with something new.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
It's actually not that edition. It's a wood box version with a flat top (no glass with sunken rooms). It has the 3D room pieces that you can place on the board.


Interesting. Is it the same as the Barnes and Nobel "Giant" edition discussed here?

http://www.theartofmurder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4338

Or is it a regular sized game board?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regular size. Different case/box.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
Regular size. Different case/box.


How bizarre. Are the furniture pieces the same size as the giant edition? Or are they smaller too?

Now there's another one I have to get! Ugh.

By the way, did you end up getting the Restoration Hardware pewter version?

http://www.theartofmurder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5062

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
It's actually not that edition. It's a wood box version with a flat top (no glass with sunken rooms). It has the 3D room pieces that you can place on the board.


No glass, does that mean you can put the pieces in the rooms?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine it's like this setup (promotional photos of the Giant Edition):




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rooms are two dimensional like a regular game board. I'll take some more pictures soon.

And no. I don't have the Restoration Hardware one but I like the looks of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CluedoKid wrote:
Michael wrote:
It's actually not that edition. It's a wood box version with a flat top (no glass with sunken rooms). It has the 3D room pieces that you can place on the board.


No glass, does that mean you can put the pieces in the rooms?


Yes, you can put the pieces in the rooms, but they are the only 3D items. It would be like putting them on any board.

Here are the pieces from the Giant edition:



Frankly, I'd prefer a sheet of glass over the board considering the cost, in order to preserve the surface of the board. If there's a wooden lip like the Giant B&N edition, that might actually be an option to have a piece of glass cut for it.

Personally, if I were going to play with a version of this game, I think I'd rather go with a more sparse minimalist playing board, without the room perspectives, like the original Cluedo boards. These then become like museum pieces representative of the rooms function, rather than the weird juxtaposition of real objects in faux rooms.

The other thing I dislike about this edition is that the other furniture in the rooms is represented in 2D on what used to be sloped walls into a display well, but here, it's all 2D, yet the furniture has no virtual depth represented, it's still a flat representation which looks even weirder because it's all flat and has no 3D perspective into the room (always a complaint of mine with the Franklin Mint edition, but made much worse here). At a minimum, they should have gone back to the original artwork, and repositioned the furniture so that it became part of the room, by expanding it from the wall and into the floor space. While I find the playing pieces fun and interesting, they're mainly a frivolous novelty designed to pump more revenue out of a played-out design. All things considered, they would have been better off just designing a Franklin Mint style board with the 3D furniture converted to 2D art as part of the board itself.

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