Cluedo & Clue Travel Boardgames
This version has a very stylish feel, with imitation leather covering the back of the board and the holder.
The playing pieces are plastic pegs which fit into a hole in each square and holes around the board. The floors of each room are recessed to fit in the notepads, cards and counters while stored.
The weapons are available as both plastic pegs and card board squares. The cards are smaller versions of those in the 1996 edition.
This is a lot chunkier than the pocket version, and not as polished.In 2002, the peg version of the travel edition was replaced with a travel version which is basically a miniaturised version of the standard game.
The board is now back to cardboard (with one fold) with the "picture" floor plan as per Cluedo 2000. The playing pieces are small plastic "cone and sphere" pieces reminiscent of the classic Cluedo pieces; though the cone part is slightly concave.
The playing cards themselves are smaller versions of the cards from Cluedo 2000. A small set of notepads and two dice are also included.This travel version of Cluedo is in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Rules are in all five languages and the cards bear the five versions of their names.
The box includes a compact version of the board, cards, pewter weapons, playing pieces, 4 pencils and a specially designed notepad (click image on the right). I have only seen this version in Heathrow Airport, so I guess it has been made especially for tourist locations.Unlike Travel Cluedo this game is played slightly different to Original Clue; in order to make a quicker and simpler game. The backs of the cards have been colour coded: Yellow for Suspects, Red for Weapons and Blue for Rooms. The murder cards are picked and then the rest shuffled. Two cards are then placed face down in each of the rooms.
In turn, a player then:
The green plastic "travel" box measures 5.5" square and contains the game board, 21 square Clue cards, a pad of Detective Note Sheets and the directions.
Full rules to this version of the game can be found here.
Thanks to Nancy Atherley for the picture and information.
© Paul Howls, 1998-2005
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