International Edition Cluedo Board Game - 1970
The first Cluedo with an internation flair. This edition offers the game in English, German, French and Italian and mixes some of the familiar old artwork with a new box design.
The Suspects: Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Rev. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum
The Weapons: Dagger, Candlestick, Revolver, Rope, Lead Piping, Spanner
The Rooms: Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Ball Room, Conservatory, Billiard Room, Library, Study
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Though this game is labeled "International Edition," the only thing international about it is the instruction booklet which written in English, German, French and Italian. The box, cards, board, solution envelope and notepad are all written in English leaving the poor French, German and Italian players to fend for themselves when trying to decipher the playing pieces.

The suspect cards all contain the English names, but the other countries list different ones. The German players are: Frl. Scharlach, Fr. Pfau, Fr. Weiss, Colonel Senf, Professor Plfaume, and Pfarrer Grun. The French have: Le Colonel Moutarde, Le Docteur Olive, Le Professeur Violet, Mme Pervenche, Mlle Rose and Mme Leblanc. In Italy, its: Professorr Limon, Dottor Verde, Signora Lilla, Colonnello Pavone, Signorina Rosella and Signora Bianca.

The box is well done in tones of red and yellow. The cover contains some interesting, original art that depicts Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlett, looking a little demented, holding weapons. Mustard looks sufficiently brutal, but Miss Scarlett (a little chunkier than her card) looks simply insane holding the dagger. The game board on the box is interesting in that it is an interpreted version that doesn't exactly match the real thing but rather has room shapes that don't quite match. The overall theme of squares fits in well with the concept of the game - moving about the squares of the board to uncover clues. The inside of the box is also very well done with individual slots for the weapon tokens and playing pieces which give the game a very finished appearance.

A final change is that the notepad is very similar to the US editions with the check boxes instead of the usual simple list which make for more playability.

Overall, with it's sturdier than usual box, interesting design, and international flair, this is a wonderful edition of Cluedo.

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