NPR Story About the New Clue

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NPR Story About the New Clue

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Hi - long time lurker here, finally decided to register to post this story:
Hasbro Gives Clue Board Game A Makeover
"We wanted something that the mom or dad who's bringing home for the family [could say], 'This is what I remember, and this is what I want to play with my kids,' " Daviau says. "At the same time, we wanted something the kids would feel like it belonged to them. And this is something that's very appealing to them. So we tried to blend those two worlds. It plays like Clue, it feels like Clue, but it just feels like Clue that would have been created in the 21st century."
They're attempting to fix something that wasn't broken in my opinion.

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"We wanted something that the mom or dad who's bringing home for the family [could say], 'This is what I remember, and this is what I want to play with my kids,' " Daviau says.
Yeah because starting a "rumor" about celebrity football player Mustard whacking someone in the head with a baseball bat in the observatory is exactly what the parents would remember about playing Clue. :roll:

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I have no problem with the new game, but I just think they should have added rooms to the nine rooms (MD style)...
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Depboy wrote:
"We wanted something that the mom or dad who's bringing home for the family [could say], 'This is what I remember, and this is what I want to play with my kids,' " Daviau says.
Yeah because starting a "rumor" about celebrity football player Mustard whacking someone in the head with a baseball bat in the observatory is exactly what the parents would remember about playing Clue. :roll:

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Depboy wrote:
"We wanted something that the mom or dad who's bringing home for the family [could say], 'This is what I remember, and this is what I want to play with my kids,' " Daviau says.
Yeah because starting a "rumor" about celebrity football player Mustard whacking someone in the head with a baseball bat in the observatory is exactly what the parents would remember about playing Clue. :roll:

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My guess on the meaning of that statement is the characters are there minus Colonal and Professor (which I have never heard one addressed as Professor Waddydo) and the game play is still deduction (a screwy way with the second murder). Most people play a few times in childhood and do other things and may not be as obessed as we are. How many of us have played with people that said they knew how but actually forgot. That's what they are banking on. Listen to the interview, they were trying to appeal for people that rarely played and not players like us. The Interviewee seems skeptical as well.

Not sure I agree that if you are trying to make Plum the smart guy, a video game designer would signal that. A Scientist or PhD yes, video gamer no. Just artistic.

Even with these complaints, changing the weapons and rooms I can deal with (how many of us like the Simpsons, Scooby Doo, Hitchcock, ect versions).
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I will wait to render my judgement until I get the game, but personally, I feel rather nervous, and worried.

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I'm kinda starting to like this game, actually. I got used to the suspects, exept Plum, I HATE the way he looks, but I love the others, and this game is really fun with alot of people, I played with five and it was great. Someone knew the solution but was murdered on their way to the pool.

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Poirotfrmda818 wrote:I got used to the suspects
Now you come to mention it, so have I! In fact, I'm trying to build an ensemble of Lego minifigs based on these suspects. Trouble is, I'm using BrickLink to get my stuff, so it could take a long while...
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The thing I have a problem with is that we can't see their whole face at one time! :?
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I dunno if anyone has mentioned this elsewhere, but on the official hasbro clue site, if you click on game catalog and go to the new version of the game there is a link to a television commercial for the new game.

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There's a TV commercial? Interesting... I don't know about this whole revamped version. It just seems less family oriented.
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And more children oriented sadly.
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The nice thing about clue is you can play it with two or three generations of family. Now I try to picture my grandparents playing this and I honestly can't.
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OMG! "Miss Scarlet with a heart of poison" They could have done better, and oh, I don't know, shown the **** faces :evil: :evil:
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Does anyone else feel that this would have better as a DVD game instead of the actual DVD game?

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Interesting thought... yea, it probably would have made a better DVD game... I mean, that's something I could see myself buying. And, of course, with the audience they're aiming for, a DVD game probably would have sold better than a board game.
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After seeing that commerical a few more times, I think that this would defintely make a better DVD game than a board game.

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The thing is with that commercial is the average person would be what's different. My Clue is exactly the same so why buy a new one. Or families thinking about buying a Clue have no idea that it's not just the art that has changed.
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Yes, I think it would be a perfect DVD game
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