New Clue game. Clue: Secrets and Spies

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Post by Harlequin » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:58 pm

Meh. Everyone's getting overexcited/anxious. Don't worry! After all, Hasbro may (it's a one in a million chance) decide that they are disgusted by Reinvention...

Oh. What am I saying.

They're turning classic Cluedo into a cash cow for the new generation of Cluebies. Luckily, my little sister still prefers classic to modern. :P
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Post by fendue » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:00 pm

This thread makes me sad.

The Original Clue:

An English castle-like house in rural England. 6 of a Mr. Boddy's best friends are invited. And he gets murdered. By process of elimination, you figure out whodunit.


Simple as that.



Now, for the New Clues:

A rare diamond is stolen upon a crashing airplane. All the spies, by drawing cards that have no use, get killed and eventually might find out whodunit.



Ugh. At least Reinvention stayed true to the murder concept.

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Post by cacums » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:22 pm

This makes me sick, I'm going to played with my favorite edition of Clue/do until I'm satisfied! :x

.................. there is no way that could be misinterpreted... :oops:

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Post by fendue » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:26 pm

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Post by Harlequin » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:42 am

chaostheory1489 wrote:It's like 2001 is the dividing line: anything before it is spectacular and anything after it is complete crap.
Objection.

I think Clue Suspects and the Cluedo Card Game (Top Cards/Winning Moves UK) are definitely very good. One of them offers single-player puzzles, and the other is probably the best edition to take travelling (aside from possibly Express and/or Bon Voyage Cluedo).

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Post by fendue » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:37 am

Harlequin wrote:
chaostheory1489 wrote:It's like 2001 is the dividing line: anything before it is spectacular and anything after it is complete crap.
Objection.

I think Clue Suspects and the Cluedo Card Game (Top Cards/Winning Moves UK) are definitely very good. One of them offers single-player puzzles, and the other is probably the best edition to take travelling (aside from possibly Express and/or Bon Voyage Cluedo).

Just had to post.
I agree with Harlequin.

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Post by chaostheory1489 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:11 pm

So do I. I didn't mean to imply that that's how I felt; I meant that that's how it seems most people on this forum feel. Some of the games have some problems, sure, and could definitely be better, but I don't think there's ever been a Clue game where I was like, "This game sucks, I'm never playing it again."

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Post by Tannerman » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:46 pm

Here's a better look at the cover via a stock photo from BusinessWire:

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Post by Harlequin » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:55 pm

That's better- and is it just me or is Scarlett blonde? Is this another character change? Disguises against C.L.U.E. and Agent Black?

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Post by Mr. Sterling Silver » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:10 am

Found a preview picture of the new Secrets & Spies game:

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Post by Poirotfrmda818 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:29 am

Ewww...
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Post by Adam106 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:45 am

Meh, I won't be buying it anytime soon.

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Post by WarnerPlum » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:05 am

Yech! Hey, is this a parody of the 24 edition?
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Post by cacums » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:54 pm

Leave Clue Alone!!!! :x

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Post by alwaysPeacock » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:20 pm

Hmm...nope, still not impressed. I'll put it on my Christmas list after it comes out and let someone else spend their money on it.
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Post by cacums » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:44 pm

Change 'spend' to 'waste' and I'll agree with you...

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Post by Quadsworth » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:15 pm

Am I the only one who is curious about this? I am dying to know how it is played. Note that there is a black pawn, but black does not appear to be playable. I by no means support the modern versions of clue, but I wonder if they kept it for this edition because the game play mechanics don't work with a antique theme. The spy meter on the side of the board looks unbearably corny, but the rest of the board has piqued my interest.

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Post by MissScarletDidntDoIt » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:21 pm

I'm interested in this too. It just looks bad because Reinvention is around and Hasbro has ruined their name when it comes to Clue. If this came out around the same time as 2002 Clue, it would look fascinating. My opinion though...
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Post by alwaysPeacock » Fri May 01, 2009 2:20 am

No, because there's nothing to tie it to the editions which came out with that one. These aren't even the Scarlet, Mustard, etc. from Reinvention; they're spies with the same names! So if this had come out with FX and Mysteries and DVD, it would've been awkward because even though these characters are called Scarlet, Mustard, etc, they aren't the same classic six we've all grown to love (or the same six we've got now).

That's why it's not a CLUE game. It's a spy game with the CLUE logo slapped on the box. Imagine how awful this would be if we were supposed to believe that a bunch of Hollywood B-listers were now spies traveling the globe. The creators KNOW it's not a CLUE game, but they're not about to introduce a NEW game in this economy. So, make a new game, slap a mildly genre-related, yet instantly recognizable logo on the box, and voila! New game with built-in fan base.

It's been done before with Museum Caper and Mysteries, but at least those two found a way to tie-in with the standard editions of the day.
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Post by Mr. Sterling Silver » Fri May 01, 2009 7:48 am

Quadsworth wrote:Am I the only one who is curious about this?
No, you're not the only one. I'm intrigued by it, too, and willing to give it a try, although I couldn't care less about the gimmicky text-messaging nonsense.
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