Board game:Clue

Parker Brothers1963

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In 1948, Parker Brothers purchased a license to the British game of Cluedo and introduced it to the American market as Clue: The Sherlock Holmes Game. In the next year, the manufacturer dropped the subtitle of the game; it has been known to game players as simply Clue ever since. In the course of its fifty-year life, the game has undergone several graphic overhauls. In the game, players vie to name the particulars of a crime--location, weapon, and perpetrator. The popular game achieved its highest notoriety as a major feature movie in the 1980s. The Toy Manufacturers Association includes Clue on its list of classic toys.

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  • Title: Board game:Clue
  • Creator: Parker Brothers
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Location: Salem, MA
  • Subject Keywords: mystery, detective, strategy, Clue
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed cardboard, plastic, metal, wood
  • Credit Line: Gift of Andrew Cosman and Mary Valentine


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