Hasbro has released a new version of CLUE, and the internet is going wild. In 1942, the cover of the iconic board game was literally just a green box with some cartoons on it. 1972’s version had drawn images of the suspects, but none of them looked…like they do now. CLUE‘s 2002 revamp had the characters drawn in a sort of abstract cubism. But now, we’re having full-on internet debates on what character is hotter.
“One is guilty, but none are innocent.”
General consensus is Chef White will definitely have players saying “Yes Chef.” Sexy Santa-lookin’ fellow in plaid, Miss Scarlet, a man who looks like Riker from TNG dressed in green, another woman in a blue power suit, and of course Professor Plum, who looks like he wants to teach us a lesson.
Players can choose to play as Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mayor Green, Chef White, Solicitor Peacock, or Professor Plum and race against other players to crack the case by gathering evidence and narrowing down choices. It’s a mystery where everyone has a motive, each character has a full biography and motive that will put them at the top of your suspect list.
The CLUE board expands to a 20 by 20-inch gameplay canvas, giving players a bird’s-eye overview of the intricate Tudor Mansion. The entire box set is designed to resemble Boddy Black’s desk, which is covered with blackmail evidence he’s acquired – giving players a chance to always discover more intel to unfold the mystery, from the front to the back of the box. Gone are the generic-colored pawns and simplistic murder weapon pieces, which are replaced with sculpted character movers made of metal with golden finish, richly textured weapons for a more captivating and aesthetically pleasing feel.
You can pick the game up on Amazon here. And just for fun, here’s a few pictures of vintage CLUE boxes for reference.