Sunday, April 08, 2012
Monday Mystery - Did you play CLUE?
The murder/mystery game was invented to pass the time in underground bunkers during air raid drills in 1944 by Anthony Pratt an English solicitor's clerk. The patent was granted in 1947 but didn't launch until 1949. At this time it was also purchased by Parker Brothers and named CLUE in the U.S.
The characters/game pieces are unforgettable. Especially when you laughed and quibbled with your siblings over the character they picked or when they ended up being the murderer.
And the weapons:
Then in a game of trial and error you set up a character and a weapon in a room to rule out the weapons and characters and eventually the room.
I loved the secret passage for corner to corner on the board. But my favorite room was the Conservatory. When we first received the game I hadn't a clue what the room was but I loved the name. My favorite character was Professor Plum) because he was purple). My favorite weapon was a candlestick because it seemed so chic. LOL
What were your favorite pieces, weapons or rooms?
Was this your first realization you loved solving puzzles and started your love of mysteries?