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Post by Murder by Death » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:59 pm

The Late Dr Black wrote:So who should be the next new suspect be ?

Rusty
Mrs Meadow-Brook
Dr Black
Lady Lavender
Mr Brown
Mrs Silver
Mr Gold
Nurse White
Ashe the Butler

I'm wondering what the summer theme will be .

Maybe Riviera or an island idyll
Mrs. meadow-Brook is the most likely addition. Rusty is probably on the list, but look for him to be reinvented as something other than a Gardner considering the politically correct updates of late.

I'd love to see a Doctor Black or Mr. Boddy option, but since he's the victim, unlikely in the current format.

Lady Lavender has likely been replaced by Dr. Orchid. And I wouldn't look for a Brown with a Brunette, or any other duplicated colors. They seem to be sticking to mainstream characters actually released in games, so wouldn't look for the patent characters at all.

As much as I'd love to see a butler, I don't have high hopes.

What do you want to bet the Summer games is a beachside Boardwalk/Pier like the 2013 edition flip-side?

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Post by cacums » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:29 am

I'd like to see Mrs. Meadow-Brook, Rusty, Dr. Prussian, and Lady Oakwood. I wonder if they can snag the rights for them. :D
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Post by alwaysPeacock » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:22 am

Someone on here jokingly suggested it a while ago, but I'd certainly get a good laugh if they decided to create a Lady Marmalade character. Bundle her up as a Peach option to avoid having two orangey tokens in a single game & she'd work just fine.

As for canonical additions, Rusty, Ashe/Hogarth, and Mrs. Meadowbrook would make the most sense, as their colors are unique enough to not feel too repetitive amongst the current lineup (presumably a darker reddish brown, black, and that blue-green color).

But I think (hope) we're more likely to see new looks for Rose and Grey before we get any completely new suspects. As for summery locales, a beach side resort could work really nicely with their existing template, and already has some precedent as a good spot for a murder thanks to Agatha Christie. Then again, after Murder Express it may be too soon for another dip into the Christie canon for inspiration.

Of course I'd love to see a new theme with a larger board, more weapons, and option for playing with more than 6 suspects ... but I'm not holding my breath.
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Post by alwaysPeacock » Fri May 04, 2018 11:28 pm

According to Marmalade's Facebook, a new theme is to be announced, soon. In the meantime, they're polling their followers for a vote on their favorite theme so far (Classic Mansion got my vote).

And in non Clue news, Marmalade & Hasbro launched a mobile version of Battleship today! If anyone's into that old standard, it's only 99¢ for iOS or Android.
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Post by CluedoKid » Sat May 05, 2018 12:03 am

I inquired with the artist about the possibility about me 3D modelling the remaining 5 Classic character pawns they didn't make. They said it's on their agenda, but not yet.
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Post by cacums » Sat May 05, 2018 4:23 am

Nice!
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Post by Murder by Death » Sat May 05, 2018 2:32 pm

CluedoKid wrote:I inquired with the artist about the possibility about me 3D modelling the remaining 5 Classic character pawns they didn't make. They said it's on their agenda, but not yet.
The real question is whether they're designing the remaining 4 classic weapons!
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Post by cacums » Sat May 05, 2018 2:53 pm

Axe, Blunderbuss, and Poison?
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Post by Murder by Death » Sat May 05, 2018 3:55 pm

cacums wrote:Axe, Blunderbuss, and Poison?
Right, and horseshoe -- corrected to 4.

It's ironic we have Doctor Orchid, a poison specialist, yet no poison as a weapon.

There are also the FX weapons, but they have only been used in the one game, whereas the others have been used in multiple games.

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Post by cacums » Sat May 05, 2018 4:30 pm

I'd love to see the FX weapons in a Garden themed map, but I have a feeling the main hesitation would come from the fact that additional "glove artwork" would be needed for the Garden Gnome.
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Post by Murder by Death » Sun May 06, 2018 12:43 pm

cacums wrote:I'd love to see the FX weapons in a Garden themed map, but I have a feeling the main hesitation would come from the fact that additional "glove artwork" would be needed for the Garden Gnome.
You mean two-handed holding of the gnome? I guess it depends on how big the gnome is. I've seen some small stone ones that could do a lot of damage swung with one hand.

I wouldn't mind a garden themed game with associated weapons, but I don't think the FX weapons are it. I know it's been debated before, but there are a few weapons that just seem a little off. The horseshoe being the most oft repeated. But a bucket, and a tennis racket are just poorly thought out. Replace those three with something a little deadlier and I'm in.

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Post by cacums » Sun May 06, 2018 1:27 pm

I think the Horseshoe is fine as long as there is a Stable/Carriage House.

I do agree that the Bucket and Racket make poor weapons. I'm sure they are effective in the hands of the murderer, but they aren't my first pick. I'd go with something along the lines of a Cricket Bat and a Crowbar. Perhaps even a spring cut from a Poisonous Plant or a sharp Trowel.
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Post by The Late Dr Black » Sun May 06, 2018 6:48 pm

Mysterium has some fantastic weapons worthy of note which could easily feel at home in Cluedo.

The Iron, Garden Shears Razor Blade and Deadly Spider are all good choices.

Poison is definitely the most overlooked though.

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Post by Murder by Death » Sun May 06, 2018 8:40 pm

cacums wrote:I think the Horseshoe is fine as long as there is a Stable/Carriage House.

I do agree that the Bucket and Racket make poor weapons. I'm sure they are effective in the hands of the murderer, but they aren't my first pick. I'd go with something along the lines of a Cricket Bat and a Crowbar. Perhaps even a spring cut from a Poisonous Plant or a sharp Trowel.
I was thinking croquet mallet. Rat poison would be good. Some kind of fumigation gas would be a good new one. Acid or lye maybe?

The horseshoe has been around too long and essentially become a classic weapon. A horseshoe game implement would be heavy enough to do some damage, and I imagine it being thrown. Maybe a private game of horseshoes with Mr. Boddy, and while he's walking to the opposite side of the pit, an extra horseshoe is hurled at his head hard enough to kill him. Mrs. white might have some trouble with that, depending on which version you go with, but any reasonably able person should be able to throw a horseshoe hard enough to disable a person, to allow a more lethal attack. But it's not really an effective murder implement, especially a real horseshoe, which are generally smaller and lighter than those used in game sets. You don't really want heavy weights on a horses hoof. Heck the horseshoe game stake is probably a better choice. Maybe consider the whole game as the weapon. Disable the victim with a thrown horseshoe, pull the metal stake out of the ground and finish the job.

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Post by The Late Dr Black » Mon May 07, 2018 4:30 am

cacums wrote: I do agree that the Bucket and Racket make poor weapons. I'm sure they are effective in the hands of the murderer, but they aren't my first pick. I'd go with something along the lines of a Cricket Bat and a Crowbar. Perhaps even a spring cut from a Poisonous Plant or a sharp Trowel.
A bucket might work if it was full of water and the victim was held down into it. Col Mustard would certainly be up to the task.

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Post by Murder by Death » Mon May 07, 2018 1:19 pm

The Late Dr Black wrote:
cacums wrote: I do agree that the Bucket and Racket make poor weapons. I'm sure they are effective in the hands of the murderer, but they aren't my first pick. I'd go with something along the lines of a Cricket Bat and a Crowbar. Perhaps even a spring cut from a Poisonous Plant or a sharp Trowel.
A bucket might work if it was full of water and the victim was held down into it. Col Mustard would certainly be up to the task.
And that's the rub isn't it? How does poor Mrs. white drown Mr. Boddy in a bucket full of water? Or even Miss Scarlet, arguably the youngest and fittest of them all?

It's not a realistic weapon for the group, however interesting it might be in the right hands. Unless of course Mr. Boddy is depicted as an infirm man unable to resist his head being forced in a bucket full of water. I suppose one could get Mr. Boddy so drunk that he would pass out, allowing his head to be submerged without waking him, or drugging him with sleeping pills -- but then why not just poison him, rather than such an elaborate set up only to drown him in a bucket?

In that respect the rope is a bit of a stretch too, but at least with the element of surprise and leverage, anyone could kill with it. Maybe the rope was thrown over a beam and tied to a heavy piece of furniture pushed across the room, leaving Mr. Boddy dangling. Or tied to a heavy bust in the library and thrown out the window, breaking his neck.

But, these weapons are meant to be fun. I mean who really believes that 6 people couldn't tell the difference between a gunshot wound, a stab wound, a rope burn, or a contusion? If we start there, then I guess anything goes, including a tennis racket. I'd still prefer my weapons to be more realistic.

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Post by CluedoKid » Mon May 07, 2018 2:42 pm

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cacums wrote: I do agree that the Bucket and Racket make poor weapons. I'm sure they are effective in the hands of the murderer, but they aren't my first pick. I'd go with something along the lines of a Cricket Bat and a Crowbar. Perhaps even a spring cut from a Poisonous Plant or a sharp Trowel.
A bucket might work if it was full of water and the victim was held down into it. Col Mustard would certainly be up to the task.
And that's the rub isn't it? How does poor Mrs. white drown Mr. Boddy in a bucket full of water? Or even Miss Scarlet, arguably the youngest and fittest of them all?

It's not a realistic weapon for the group, however interesting it might be in the right hands. Unless of course Mr. Boddy is depicted as an infirm man unable to resist his head being forced in a bucket full of water. I suppose one could get Mr. Boddy so drunk that he would pass out, allowing his head to be submerged without waking him, or drugging him with sleeping pills -- but then why not just poison him, rather than such an elaborate set up only to drown him in a bucket?

In that respect the rope is a bit of a stretch too, but at least with the element of surprise and leverage, anyone could kill with it. Maybe the rope was thrown over a beam and tied to a heavy piece of furniture pushed across the room, leaving Mr. Boddy dangling. Or tied to a heavy bust in the library and thrown out the window, breaking his neck.

But, these weapons are meant to be fun. I mean who really believes that 6 people couldn't tell the difference between a gunshot wound, a stab wound, a rope burn, or a contusion? If we start there, then I guess anything goes, including a tennis racket. I'd still prefer my weapons to be more realistic.
I was always puzzled how certain characters could coheres Boddy into a noose and chair situation, and yank the chair from under him, in the Murder at Boddy Mansion cut scenes.
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Post by cacums » Mon May 07, 2018 2:44 pm

I used to worry about 1996 Mrs. White throwing out her shoulder trying to lift up the Wrench.
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Post by The Late Dr Black » Sat May 12, 2018 7:12 am

cacums wrote:I used to worry about 1996 Mrs. White throwing out her shoulder trying to lift up the Wrench.
Funnily enough, I always imagined Mrs White as strong. Years of kneading dough and butchering meat have made her!

Mrs Peacock's genteel nature always made the Spanner seem like an unlikely choice by comparison.

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Post by cacums » Thu May 17, 2018 12:48 pm

I have to say, I'm very happy with what this app has provided for the world of Clue. I hope to see more along the lines of the Train Update. And I really really want them to get involved with the Board and Card art in the next standard edition update.
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