Cluedo & Clue Collectors Boardgames
Text by : Timothy
Text by : Timothy
Text by : "Meltbridge" Ebay User
Thanks to : David Moss
It comes in a tin case in the US (only cardboard in the UK!) along with a gold-tone dice cup and "... other anniversary elements" (such as "invitations" that double as notepad boards).
'Cluedo was invented in 1943 by Anthony Pratt then called "Murder". His wife designed the board. Friends played the game before it was shown to Waddingtons and went into commercial production under its new name "Cluedo" in 1949. November, to be more precise. I know for sure because I have met Mr. Pratt's daughter and seen the original patents and contract between Mr. Pratt and Waddingtons and the all important letter from Waddingtons dated November 1949 saying "...we have decided to put your game into production". So Cluedo was "born in 1943 (when it was invented), in 1946 (when it was first played) or 1949 (when it went into commercial production) - take your pick!'Adrenaline Design have reproduced the 1963 American edition of Clue, in this vintage wooden case setting. Click on the images for a closer look. Thanks to Jaime Martinez for the info and Andrew N. from St. Louis, Missouri for the contents pic. Geoffrey Parker Games, who make games for such US department stores as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Scully and Scully, Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue (very high end exclusive stores) have just finished designing a luxury version of Cluedo / Clue!! Apparently, they have been making games for 45 years and are very much known as the best in the world!
This version of Cluedo / Clue is now available and can be purchased here (if you have a spare £2,750 / 4,111.86 Euros that is!) Click on the image to view in detail.
They are also making a 3D version, like a large dolls house in a Victorian style!Winning Moves Games have released a replica of the first edition of Clue, that was released in 1949. It is available in the US from Toys R Us and K-Bee Toys; and there are a couple of copies on eBay. Winning Moves say that you can ring them (in the US) to find out which stores in your area sell the game. More info can be found on their website here: Winning Moves Games.
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Cluedo & Waddingtons are © Hasbro International Inc. Distributed in the UK. by Waddingtons Games, Castle Gate, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HG