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coinilius wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:31 amFor an anniversary they should release a Patent version of the game - the original board, weapons, characters, awkward rule differences - I think it would be great to see!
I wonder if Hasbro has the rights to the prototype/Patent version of the game or not?

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MajorHoy wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:43 pm
coinilius wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:31 amFor an anniversary they should release a Patent version of the game - the original board, weapons, characters, awkward rule differences - I think it would be great to see!
I wonder if Hasbro has the rights to the prototype/Patent version of the game or not?
I was actually thinking about that as well and it is quite possible that rights for the patent version of the game are complicated, depending on who holds them. It would be great if a version of it could be put out though, by a company.

Here's a website with some information on Anthony Pratt and how he missed out on a lot of the recognition and financial compensation he deserved for his creation:

https://www.express.co.uk/expressyourse ... -Mr-Cluedo

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A patent is a public filing. Things may be a bit different in the UK, but probably not. Patent filings in the USA are in the public domain by definition. The patent on Cluedo has long since expired, which is why the basic mechanics described in the patent can be appropriated by anyone. All Hasbro has claims to now are trademarks and copyrights of text and original artwork where still protected by copyright laws worldwide.

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Murder by Death wrote: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:57 pm A patent is a public filing. Things may be a bit different in the UK, but probably not. Patent filings in the USA are in the public domain by definition. The patent on Cluedo has long since expired, which is why the basic mechanics described in the patent can be appropriated by anyone. All Hasbro has claims to now are trademarks and copyrights of text and original artwork where still protected by copyright laws worldwide.
Thanks for the information, Murder by Death - here is a link to a write-up on Patents, copywrite laws and the use of pictures in Patents and how that relate to copywrite:

https://kindsvater.com/patent-copyright.html

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I found the artist of Cluedo: Passport to Murder!
http://adam-willis.squarespace.com/archive

Edit: I just contacted him, I hope I get a response soon...

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Nice find - passport to murder has a great art style!

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What's interesting is that there's some sort of concept art for a miltary Super Cluedo game...
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Maybe this was a cancelled Cluedo game? Alien perhaps?

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Jonathan Green wrote: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:36 pm What's interesting is that there's some sort of concept art for a miltary Super Cluedo game...
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Maybe this was a cancelled Cluedo game? Alien perhaps?
Wow! That is certainly an interesting concept design!

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It found a pdf version of the history of Clue by Big Game Hunter

Part 1:http://thebiggamehunter.com/wp-content/ ... Part-1.pdf
Part 2:http://thebiggamehunter.com/wp-content/ ... Part-2.pdf

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Jonathan Green wrote: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:40 pm It found a pdf version of the history of Clue by Big Game Hunter

Part 1:http://thebiggamehunter.com/wp-content/ ... Part-1.pdf
Part 2:http://thebiggamehunter.com/wp-content/ ... Part-2.pdf
Nice - it has a section on Mr Ree the Fireside Detective game as well, which is cool to see.

That Flu shot add is interesting - a bit too much information about the health of the Cluedo characters, and Master Mustard is an interesting alternate take on Colonel Mustard.

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Not Clue related, but I my 17th birthday today!!!

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Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 pm Not Clue related, but I my 17th birthday today!!!
Happy Birthday!

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Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 pm Not Clue related, but I my 17th birthday today!!!
Happiest of birthdays! Stay healthy!

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Congratulations Jonathan!

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Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 pmNot Clue related, but I my 17th birthday today!!!
Happy birthday.

Hope you're able to enjoy it somewhat with all the limitations of these times.

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Thank you all for the birthday wishes!
I probably won’t get any Clue games today, but that’s ok. I didn’t see anything that interest me. But I did get a new sketch book and Chocolate Cake so I’m good. Also my family doesn’t really go out really that much, so it’s not brother.
Like I said, thank you all! Just one more year til I’m a legal adult.

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Sounds like it was still a good birthday! :D

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Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pmLike I said, thank you all! Just one more year til I’m a legal adult.
Being an "adult" can be overrated some times.

Plus, you still have to wait until you're 21 to legally do some things (at least here in the U.S.) :wink:

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MajorHoy wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pmLike I said, thank you all! Just one more year til I’m a legal adult.
Being an "adult" can be overrated some times.

Plus, you still have to wait until you're 21 to legally do some things (at least here in the U.S.) :wink:
I'm American, so yea, one more year.

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Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:25 pm
MajorHoy wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pmLike I said, thank you all! Just one more year til I’m a legal adult.
Being an "adult" can be overrated some times.

Plus, you still have to wait until you're 21 to legally do some things (at least here in the U.S.) :wink:
I'm American, so yea, one more year.
Actually, I was referring to things like being able to legally buy alcohol, cigarettes, go to casinos and gamble, and a few other things that you can do once you turn 21 but can't legally do when you're still 18-20.

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