I Don’t Have A Clue

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Day 129 / 365

I believe Colonel Mustard did it, in a dining room with a gun.

Interesting Fact: In 1944, Anthony E. Pratt, an English musician, applied for a patent of his invention of a murder/mystery-themed game, originally named “Murder!” The game was originally invented as a new game to play in bomb shelters.[citation needed] Shortly thereafter, Pratt and his wife presented the game to Waddingtons‘ executive, Norman Watson, who immediately purchased the game and provided its trademark name of “Cluedo” (a play on “clue” and “Ludo“; ludo is Latin for I play). Though the patent was granted in 1947, due to post-war shortages, the game was not officially launched until 1949, when the game was simultaneously licensed to Parker Brothers in the United States for publication, where it was renamed “Clue” along with other minor changes.Β  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluedo#History )

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10 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this! When I was a kid *cough, cough, a long time ago* I totally wore this game out! Great memories!

    • Thank you, I am very happy to hear that my photo can bring you back in time to you childhood. Memories like that no one can that away from you sometimes you just need the a little push to make them appear again. πŸ™‚

  2. Great title and interesting picture/facts. However, I think it was Professor Plum in the Library with a candlestick. πŸ˜‰

  3. Oh, that picture brings back memories! (My cousin did it under the Christmas tree with her shoe…)
    I invented a “Clue for 2” variant (for those times when you can only get two players) a few years ago, but no one was interested.

    • Thank you for sharing this story with us that is really cool. I am happy to bring you back some memories to you. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

  4. One of my favorite game growing up! I remember I always wanted to be Miss Scarlett. I didn’t realize how long it had been around though.

    • I am glad that my photo refresh your memory for growing up. Miss Scarlett I think every little girl wanted to be that. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

    • I am glad that my photo was able to refresh your memory of your childhood. I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

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