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It was hard to choose a C-game because there are so many great ones… Charades, Code Names, Chinese Checkers…
My friends and I played a ton of Clue one summer in New Jersey. It wasn’t the first or the last summer I lived there, so I must have been 12. We also liked Battleship a lot. But Clue was the perfect game for three people, which was the size of our group most days. Just so much fun to logically work out the mystery.
The idea is that at the beginning of the game you mix up the various stacks of cards and put one room card, one suspect card, and one murder weapon card in the secret envelope. The game commences with the players attempting to figure out which cards are in that secret envelope by figuring out which of the other cards are not in there. Obviously, you start with the ones in your own hand to cross off the list of suspects. Turns consist of moving to various rooms in the mansion in order to question the other players.
One of the cool things about Clue was that it encouraged bold guesses; and one of the other cool things was that it penalized wild guessing. If you took a chance too soon to declare the contents of the secret envelope and were wrong… well, whoops, you just lost the whole game. 🤣
MR. MUSTARD IN THE LIBRARY WITH THE HAM SANDWICH!
When googling for the pic, I realized there are a kajillion versions of Clue out now… Scooby Doo, The Office, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lost in Vegas (parody game), etc. It’s still super popular!
In a college writing class one day, we were broken into random groups and given an assignment to write a one-act play. While the other groups seemed to be excitedly chattering away, I had a quiet one. Great, there went my grade. I hate group projects! We said we’d go home and brainstorm separately, and then reconvene before the next class. This was before social media. I thought it would be funny to write a “Clue” based play, so that’s what I did, and I wrote it all myself, since I was on a roll. The other peeps loved it and didn’t want to change anything. More importantly, when we read it aloud, the teacher loved it and gave us an A. 😻
Please tune in tomorrow when I will blog about Dominoes.
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