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My Halloween/Housewarming Game

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A few years ago, we had a combination Halloween/Housewarming party. I created a puzzle game based on the game Clue to introduce people to our house. I mapped each room in the game to a room in our house, then I left 1-3 puzzles in each room. The solution to each puzzle was a suspect, weapon, or room from Clue. For example, there were several mustard jars laying out in the Kitchen (Col. Mustard). And on the pool table, I placed the following billiard balls around the pockets: 11, 14, 9, 6, and 5 (translate each number to a letter and it spells KNIFE).

When you solved a puzzle, you knew that suspect, weapon, or room was not involved in the crime. After solving all the puzzles, you could make an accusation as to the overall solution.

Anyway, I thought I'd share that here -- it was really a lot of fun for everyone and there was one team that managed to solve the crime!

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wow, thats a really cool idea for a murder, i mean party :) i've always wanted to have a clue party
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BTW, here's one of the puzzles that I had. Imagine that you find a piece of paper with the following Haikus. What is the suspect, weapon, or room?

VERY TAN COORS

Oh very tan Coors
Mixed with mountain water pure
Bottled for best taste

BROWN BUD BROWN

Called the King of Beers
Not as brown as the bottle
Best in marinade

MILLER BOTTLE PURE

Pure as clear bottle
Not owned by tobacco now
Union born and raised

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No guesses yet? OK, here's a clue -- the key is in the second line of each poem.

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col. mustard?
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ClueBoy12 wrote:col. mustard?
Nope. Look at the first word of the second line of each of the three poems...

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Mixed Not Not?
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Does that mean the letters "N," "O," and "T" are in the word somewhere?

In that case, would it be the Conservatory?
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The second and third poems are actually red herrings (the "not" alludes to that). As for the "Mixed," that also giving you a clue as to what you have to do with the first poem...

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Mix the letters to find a Clue(do) related name?
"But look what happened to the cook!"

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Yes -- mix the letters. The poem that you need to anagram is:

VERY TAN COORS

Oh very tan Coors
Mixed with mountain water pure
Bottled for best taste

Which gives you...

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Well, apart from the "h", the first line gives Conservatory

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Actually the title itself is an anagram of Conservatory.

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OK -- that one was tough. This next one was also pretty tough for the crowd that was playing, but I'll bet someone here will get it. Imagine that you go into a room and on the table are 6 sticky notes. On top of each sticky note is one of the weapon tokens from Clue. The notes (and the corresponding weapon) are:

• Revolver – “If opponents block any and all doors to a room you are in, you must pass on your turn.�
• Knife – “You may move horizontally, vertically, diagonally, forwards or backwards.�
• Rope – “You may change directions as many times as your roll will allow, including entering the same space twice.�
• Lead Pipe – “You may re-enter the same room you left on a single turn.�
• Candlestick – “Roll the die before play starts to determine who goes first.�
• Wrench – “You may not make a Suggestion and Accusation on the same turn.�

What suspect, weapon, or room does this clue lead you to?

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Well, Revolver's is the only true statement - so I guess Revolver.

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Cluedofan wrote:Well, Revolver's is the only true statement - so I guess Revolver.
Yep, that's it!

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Post by CMustardwPipeinLibrary »

All right if I post one I came up with?

You enter a room and see a snake, an empty "M&M's" bag, and a mirror. What suspect, weapon, or room is suggested?
"Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
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Wow, that's a tough one. I want to say rope because the snake and the mirror sort of create a rope (the snake being the handle the mirror being in the shape of a noose), but I can't figure out how the empty "M&M's" bag comes in to play.

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No. Hint 1: Think of the alphabet.
"Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right!"

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Post by Der Olf »

Miss Scarlet? (The M from M&M's, the S from snake, and the mirror to emphasize her vanity)

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