Should I Play Clue?

Is Clue fun to play?

Players: 2 – 6 players | Game Duration 40 – 40 mins |
Min. Age 8+ | Game complexity: EASY Genre: Bluffing, Crime and Mystery, Deduction
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No |
Online Version: No

Hate Rulebooks? Check out our condensed How to Play Clue Rules Guide

What is Clue about?

Clue: The Classic Whodunit Board Game

Welcome to the world of mystery, intrigue, and deduction – all rolled into one thrilling board game called ‘Clue’! This timeless classic has been captivating players of all ages since its inception in 1949. Let’s dive deeper into this game that requires both wit and strategy to win.

Gameplay and Objectives

As the name suggests, players are detectives trying to solve a murder mystery in the English countryside. The game involves 3-6 players and each person takes on the role of one of the six suspects – Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Mrs. White, and Mrs. Peacock.

The objective is to correctly identify three things – the murderer, the murder weapon, and the location of the crime. Players move around the board, gathering clues by asking questions to other players while trying to keep their own information hidden. The first player to make an accusation that matches all three criteria correctly wins.

Game Mechanics

Clue is a game that requires both luck and strategy. Each player must roll a dice to determine the number of spaces they can move on the board. The gameboard is a floor plan of a mansion, divided into several rooms, each with its own secret passage and unique characteristics.

As players enter different rooms, they must make ‘suggestions’ to other players about what they think happened in that particular room. If another player has one of the three cards mentioned in the suggestion, they must show it to the player making the suggestion in secret. This helps players eliminate possibilities and narrow down their own guesses.

What Makes It Fun?

Apart from being a great way to spend quality time with loved ones, Clue offers endless possibilities for replayability. With multiple players, suspects, weapons and locations to choose from, no two games are ever the same.

The game also requires players to be deceptive and cunning as they try to outsmart each other while trying to keep their clues hidden. 

Find out about Clue


Condensed How to Play Clue Rules Guide for rulebook haters
Official Clue Rulebook

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