The Simpsons are - or at least were? - highly collectable, so it's no wonder that Hasbro keeps churning these games out. This newest edition of the Simpson Clue game, however, is actually a very good concept. The museum theme has been done before in Clue - The Great Museum Caper and worked well then. But unlike that game with its totally unique gameplay, this edition is merely a new face on the classic game.
The change in characters is very distracting. Homer went from being Green to Plum. Bart from Plum to Mustard. Marge from Peacock to White. Lisa from Scarlet to Peacock. Krusty and Smithers, who never really belonged in the first place, have been replaced by Edna Krabapple as Scarlet and Fat Tony as Green. Edna and Tony, though, actually make a good transition to the Scarlet and Green personas. It is also nice to see Kent Brockman "reporting live" on the box insert providing an intro into the game's concept.
The artwork of the board is fantastic. It's highly detailed in every way and one could spend hours purusing the subtle show references. The suspect tokens are painted plastic which makes a nice break from the pewter tokens of past. Unfortunately, we're still stuck with pewter weaponry. Overall, though, one doesn't mind as the world of the Springfield USA comes alive at Mr. Burns' death right in front of us.