The Complete Guide to Clue - Resources for Players

Resources for players of the classic deduction game

Clue challenges players to solve a murder in a mansion. It is almost certainly the best-selling deduction game in history, and has delighted players since it was first introduced in the late 1940s.

  • 01 of 07
    The classic board game of Clue
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    In Clue, or Cludeo as the game is known in England, players attempt to solve a mystery: Who killed Mr. Boddy? They move from room to room in a mansion, narrowing down their list of suspects, locations, and murder weapons. This profile covers the basics about this modern classic.

  • 02 of 07

    Clue (or "Cluedo" in the UK, where it was invented) is a game where players try to figure out the three main facts of a murder: the murderer, the location of the murder, and the murder weapon. They do this by having their characters run around a mansion and gather evidence. Here are the basic rules of Clue.

  • 03 of 07

    If you're focused on how to win at Clue, most of the thematic stuff doesn't really matter. The weapon minis are irrelevant, and your attention should just be on getting information. Here are some basic strategy tips on how to do that.

  • 04 of 07

    In Clue: Secrets & Spies, "CLUE" stands for the Criminal League for Ultimate Espionage. Players are international spies trying to intercept Agent Black and stop CLUE's plan for world domination. Players' identities are kept secret (the characters keep the surnames of the classic game: Scarlet, Green, Plum, etc.) as they work to complete missions.

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  • 05 of 07

    This is everything a DVD game should be, and it was my pick as the #3 board game published in 2006. The 10 cases included on the DVD are terrific fun, while the one random case offers replay value. Everything is bigger than in original Clue: this game has 10 suspects (compared to six), 11 locations, 10 times (e.g. dawn, tea time, midnight), and 11 items.

  • 06 of 07

    There's nothing different about this edition of Clue except the suspects and the weapons. Here's a brief review of Clue: The Simpsons Edition.

  • 07 of 07

    Which pet has hidden which toy in the doghouse? That's the question in this scaled-down version of Clue. Clue Jr. is a solid introductory deduction game but it won't appeal much to adult players.