Monday, February 13, 2017

Themed Clue Games

When I was a little girl we played plain old Clue. It was just Clue, no TV show or movie tie-in. But now every major game has media tie-ins for fans of all sorts, and Clue has more than most. After posting about the BBC Sherlock version (called Cluedo, because that's what the game is called in London where it was invented), I started to wonder how about other themed versions of Clue there are out there. AND there are tons. Here is a smattering of some of my favorites. 

Harry Potter Clue
Hogwarts becomes the Clue board with rooms called the Divinations Classroom, the Owlery and the Hospital Wing. Here's the description of the game:

A fellow student has seemingly vanished from the famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - and it is up to you to solve the mysterious disappearance. Playing as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or Neville, you must try and discover WHO did it, WHAT spell or item they used and WHERE the student was attacked. Move around Hogwarts making suggestions. But watch out! Wheels on the board will keep changing revealing secret passages, moving staircases or even the Dark Mark! Protection from the Dark Mark comes from the spells, allies and items provided by the Help Cards. When you're sure of your facts go to Dumbledore's office to make your accusation and win the game.

Game of Thrones Clue 

This one is scarier than the others. The board is double sided which means you can solve the murder in the Red Keep or Meereen. Just make sure Cersei doesn't blow the whole game up. 

Simpsons Clue
Modeled after the cartoon FOX show, The Simpsons, the object of the game is to find out who killed Mr. Burns. It came out in both the US and the UK, so there are Clue and Cluedo versions.

Here is how the traditional Clue characters translate to the Simpsons characters: 

Clue characterEdition 1Edition 2Edition 3
Mrs PeacockMarge SimpsonLisa Simpson
Reverend GreenHomer SimpsonFat Tony
Colonel MustardKrusty the ClownBart Simpson
Professor PlumBart SimpsonHomer Simpson
Miss ScarletLisa SimpsonEdna Krabappel
Mrs WhiteWaylon Smithers, Jr.Marge Simpson

You can find more out about this game on the Simpsons Wiki

Nightmare Before Christmas Clue

In this version, Sandy Claws has been kidnapped and you must solve the riddle of who kidnapped him, where and with what in time to save Christmas. This board is the most different from the original board, although if you look closely the there is the same number of rooms and basic layout. 

Did I miss one of your favorites? 


  1. There is also Firefly and Star Wars. Also the one I would like to get, The Big Bang Theory where someone has betrayed Sheldon and there are 6 act of betrayal items.

  2. The CLUE I play with my grandkids has the same rooms and characters as the old one but each of the dice has a hangman's rope on one side and if you throw and get a rope, you get one of about a dozen clue cards which will give you power to ask for a specific room or have everyone show a card, etc. Makes it just a bit different and easier to play.

  3. I have the 3-D Clue game and love it. There is also a Miss Fisher Cluedo game.