Cluedo Board Game

Cluedo board game by Hasbro

Cluedo is a board game where players try to find out who has murdered someone, where it happened and what weapon was used during the murder. The characters of the board game are located in an English country house named Tudor Mansion which has nine rooms (or places for murder.) There are six suspects in the game: Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Reverend Green and Professor Plum. Along with the suspects are six weapons: dagger, candlestick, revolver, rope, lead pipe and spanner. The nine rooms located in the Tudor Mansion include a kitchen, ballroom, conservatory, dining room, lounge, hall, study, library and billiard room. Located in the middle of everything is the cellar.

At the beginning of the game three cards are draw; one character, one room and one weapon. These cards represent the facts in the murder. The rest of the cards are distributed evenly among players. The game works by a player suggesting how the murder was done. He may say “I suggest it was Miss Scarlett in the study with a spanner,” other players prove him wrong. If the next player has Miss Scarlett in his hands he secretly shows her (no other players are allowed to see the card) and then it is the next players turn. The game keeps going until some says an accusation. The accusation occurs after a player has narrowed his cards down and thinks he knows all of the facts of the murder. After stating what he thinks he looks at the three cards originally drawn, if he is right the game is over. If he’s wrong he is out of the game and the game continues with everyone else.

December 16, 2009
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