Japanese Cluedo Magnetic Pocket Edition - circa 1983
Front Side
Reverse Side
This Japanese version of the magnetic travel game immitates the design of the UK Magnetic Travel edition of 1983. The most notable change, of course, is the language. The box, board, instructions, notepad and solution envelope all contain Japanese translations. For some reason, however, the cards are only in English. The cards, themselves, have a lamination on them which seem to make them more durable.

The game box is nearly identical to its UK counterpart. This edition falls under the Waddingtons game banner. Beneath the Cluedo logo, in parenthesis is, "Same as CLUE" as if Clue were well known in Japan. The box art is the same, but also includes some Japanese writing that forms the shape of a dagger on the cover. Unfortunately, it seems to just hang there with no reasoning. The reverse side of the box shows game pieces only in English which, obviously, doesn't match those in the game. The box also shows circular magnetic playing pieces whereas the actual game has colored circles inside of a square playing piece. The Weapon tokens also do not exactly match the artwork used in the actual game.
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
Solution Envelope
Magnetic Playing Pieces