Cluedo (/ˈkluːdoʊ/)—known as Clue in North America—is a murder
mystery game for three to six players, devised by Anthony E. Pratt
from Birmingham, England. The game was first manufactured by
Waddingtons in the UK in 1949. Since then, it has been relaunched and
updated several times, and it is currently owned and published by the
American game and toy company Hasbro. The object of the game is to
determine who murdered the game's victim ("Dr. Black" in the UK
version and "Mr. Boddy" in North American versions), where the crime
took place, and which weapon was used. Each player assumes the role of
one of the six suspects, and attempts to deduce the correct answer by
strategically moving around a game board representing the rooms of a
mansion and collecting clues about the circumstances of the murder
from the other players.
Numerous games, books, a film (Clue), and a musical have been released
as part of the
Cluedo franchise. Several spinoffs have been released
featuring various extra characters, weapons and rooms, or different
game play. The original game is marketed as the "Classic Detective
Game", while the various spinoffs are all distinguished by different
In 2008, Cluedo: Discover the Secrets was created (with changes to
board, gameplay and characters) as a modern spinoff, but was
criticized in the media and by fans of the original game. Cluedo: The
Classic Mystery Game was then introduced in 2012, returning to Pratt's
classic formula but also adding several variations.
3.1 Choice of playing piece
3.2 Navigating the board
3.3 Making suggestions
4.2 Notable editions
5.2 Computer and video games
5.4.1 Game shows
5.4.2 TV series
5.8 Jigsaw puzzles
7 Cluedo: Discover the Secrets
8 Worldwide differences
10 See also
12 External links
In 1944, Anthony E. Pratt, an English musician, applied for a patent
of his invention of a murder/mystery-themed game, originally named
"Murder!". Shortly thereafter, Pratt and his wife, Elva Pratt
(1913-1990), who had helped in designing the game, presented it to
Waddingtons' executive, Norman Watson, who immediately purchased it
and provided its trademark name of "Cluedo" (a play on "clue" and
"Ludo"; ludo is Latin for I play). Though the patent was granted in
1947, due to post-war shortages in the UK the game was not officially
Waddingtons until 1949. It was simultaneously licensed
Parker Brothers in the US for publication, where it was renamed
"Clue" along with other minor changes.
There were several differences between the original game concept and
that initially published in 1949, In particular, Pratt's original
design calls for ten characters, one of whom was to be designated the
victim by random drawing prior to the start of the game. These ten
included the eliminated Mr. Brown, Mr. Gold, Miss Grey, and Mrs.
Silver. The characters of Nurse White and Colonel Yellow were renamed
Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard for the actual release. The game
allowed for play of up to eight remaining characters, providing for
nine suspects in total. Originally there were eleven rooms, including
the eliminated "gun room" and cellar. In addition there were nine
weapons including the unused bomb, syringe, shillelagh (walking
stick/cudgel), fireplace poker, and the later used axe, and poison.
Some of these unused weapons and characters appeared later in spin-off
versions of the game.
Some gameplay aspects were different as well. Notably, the remaining
playing cards were distributed into the rooms to be retrieved, rather
than dealt directly to the players. Players also had to land on
another player in order to make suggestions about that player's
character through the use of special counter-tokens, and once
exhausted, a player could no longer make suggestions. There were other
minor differences, all of which were later updated by the game's
initial release and remain essentially unchanged in the standard
Classic Detective Game editions of the game.
The game consists of a board which shows the rooms, corridors and
secret-passages of an
English country house
English country house called Tudor Mansion
(named Tudor Close, Tudor Hall, Boddy Manor or Boddy Mansion in some
Hampshire, England in 1926. The game box also includes
several coloured playing pieces to represent characters, miniature
murder weapon props, one or two six-sided dice, three sets of cards
(describing the aforementioned rooms, characters or weapons), Solution
Cards envelope to contain one card from each set of cards, and a
Detective's Notes pad on which are printed lists of rooms, weapons and
characters, so players can keep detailed notes during the game.
The figurines and traditional set of North American & UK suspect
Depending on edition, the playing pieces are typically made of
coloured plastic, shaped like chess pawns, or character figurines.
Occasionally they are made from wood or pewter. The standard edition
Cluedo comes with six basic tokens representing these original
Miss Scarlet (Miss Scarlett in UK versions in 1900s) is a red piece.
Professor Plum is a purple piece.
Mrs. Peacock is a blue piece.
Mr. Green (Reverend Green in later UK versions) is a green piece.
Colonel Mustard is a yellow piece.
Mrs. White is a white piece.
The weapon tokens are typically made out of unfinished pewter, with
the exception of the rope, which may be made of plastic, metal, or
string depending on edition.
Special editions have included gold
plated, brass finished and sterling silver versions, which have
appeared in a variety of designs.
Dagger (knife in most North American editions)
Lead Pipe (called lead piping in earlier UK editions; the early tokens
were made out of actual lead and therefore pose a risk of lead
Revolver (first depicted in the UK as a
Dreyse M1907 semi-automatic
pistol, and in
North America as a Colt M1911 pistol.) Beginning in
1972, all editions typically now represent an Allan & Thurber
Spanner (wrench in North American editions and depicted as a monkey
wrench; it may also be shown as an open-ended spanner in some
traditional UK versions)
There are nine rooms in the mansion where the murder can take place,
laid out in circular fashion on the game board, separated by pathways
overlaid by playing spaces. Each of the four corner rooms contains a
secret passage that leads to the room on the opposite diagonal corner
of the map. The centre room (often referred to as the Cellar, or
Stairs) is inaccessible to the players, but contains the solution
envelope, and is not otherwise used during game play. Coloured "start"
spaces encircle the outer perimeter which correspond to each player's
suspect token. Each character starts at the corresponding coloured
† ‡ denote secret passages to opposite corner
At the beginning of play, three cards—one suspect, one room, and one
weapon—are chosen at random and put into a special envelope, so that
no one can see them. These cards represent the facts of the case. The
remainder of the cards are distributed among the players.
Players are instructed to assume the token/suspect nearest them. In
older versions, play begins with Miss Scarlett and proceeds clockwise.
In modern versions, all players roll the die/dice and the highest
total starts the game, with play proceeding clockwise; this is the
high roll rule. Players roll the die/dice and move along the board's
corridor spaces, or into the rooms accordingly.
The object is to deduce the details of the murder; that is, the cards
in the envelope. There are six characters, six murder weapons and nine
rooms, leaving the players with 324 possibilities. As soon as a player
enters a room, he/she may make a suggestion as to the details, naming
a suspect, room, and weapon. For example: "I suggest it was Professor
Plum, in the Dining Room, with the candlestick." The player's
suggestion must include the room he/she is currently in; suggestions
may not be made in the corridors. The tokens for the suggested suspect
and weapon are immediately moved into that room, if they are not both
already present. A player's suggestion may name him/herself as the
murderer and may include cards in his/her own hand.
Once a player makes a suggestion, the others are called upon to
disprove it. If the player to his/her left holds any of the three
named cards, that player must privately show one (and only one) of
them to him/her. If not, the process continues clockwise around the
table until either one player disproves the suggestion, or no one can
do so. A player's turn normally ends once his/her suggestion is
A player who believes he/she has determined the correct elements may
make an accusation on his/her turn. The accusation can include any
room, not necessarily the one occupied by the player (if any), and may
be made immediately following a suggestion that is not disproved.
The accusing player privately checks the three cards in the envelope.
If they match the accusation, the player shows them to everyone and
wins; if not, he/she returns them to the envelope and may not move or
make suggestions/accusations for the remainder of the game, in effect,
"losing". However, other players can move his/her token into rooms
when making suggestions, and he/she must continue to privately show
cards in order to disprove suggestions. A player who makes a false
accusation while blocking the door to a room must move into that room
afterwards so that others can enter and leave.
If a player's suggestion has brought another player's token into a
room, the second player may make his/her own suggestion in the room
when his/her turn comes up, if desired. If not, he/she may move out of
the room, and if able to reach another room, make a suggestion
therein, as usual. After a player has made a suggestion in a room, by
whatever circumstances he/she came to be in that room, he/she cannot
make another suggestion in that room until he/she has spent a turn out
of that room. Thus, the player is effectively compelled to leave the
room, if only temporarily.
Choice of playing piece
The first opportunity is in choosing the initial playing piece. Mrs.
Peacock has an immediate advantage of starting one-space closer to the
first room than any of the other players. Professor Plum can move to
the study, and then take the secret-passage to the Kitchen, the
hardest room to reach. Traditionally, Miss Scarlett had the
advantage of moving first. This has been eliminated with the
implementation of the high roll rule in modern versions.
Navigating the board
The next opportunity is choice of initial rooms to enter. Again Mrs.
Peacock has an advantage in that she is closest to the Conservatory, a
corner room with a secret-passage, enabling a player on their turn to
move immediately to another room and make a suggestion without rolling
the dice. Miss Scarlett has a similar advantage with the Lounge.
Making as many suggestions as possible gives a player an advantage to
gain information. Therefore, moving into a new room as frequently as
possible is one way to meet this goal. Players should make good use of
the secret-passages. Following the shortest path between rooms then is
a good-choice, even if a player already holds the card representing
that room in their hand. As mentioned earlier, blocking passage of
another player prevents them from attaining rooms from which to make
suggestions. Various single space tracks on the board can therefore
become traps, which are best avoided by a player when planning a path
from room to room.
Each player begins the game with three to six cards in their hand,
depending on the number of players. Keeping track of which cards are
shown to each player is important in deducing the solution. Detective
Notes are supplied with the game to help make this task easier. The
pads can keep not only a history of which cards are in a player's
hand, but also which cards have been shown by another player. It can
also be useful in deducing which cards the other players have shown
one another. A player makes a suggestion to learn which cards may be
eliminated from suspicion. However, in some cases it may be
advantageous for a player to include one of their own cards in a
suggestion. This technique can be used for both forcing a player to
reveal a different card as well as misleading other players into
believing a specific card is suspect. Therefore, moving into a room
already held in the player's hand may work to their advantage.
Suggestions may also be used to thwart a player's opponent. Since
every suggestion results in a suspect token being re-located to the
suggested room, a suggestion may be used to prevent another player
from achieving their intended destination, preventing them from
suggesting a particular room, especially if that player appears to be
getting close to a solution.
One reason the game is enjoyed by many ages and skill levels is that
the complexity of note-taking can increase as a player becomes more
skillful. Beginners may simply mark off the cards they have been
shown; more advanced players will keep track of who has and who does
not have a particular card, possibly with the aid of an additional
grid. Expert players may keep track of each suggestion made, knowing
that the player who answers it must have at least one of the cards
named; which one can be deduced by later events. One can also keep
track of which cards a given player has seen, in order to minimize
information revealed to that player and/or to read into that player's
Parker Brothers and
Waddingtons each produced their own unique
editions between 1949 and 1992.
Hasbro purchased both companies in the
early 1990s and continued to produce unique editions for each market
until 2002/2003 when the current edition of Clue/
Cluedo was first
released. At this time,
Hasbro produced a unified product across
markets. The game was then localized with regional differences in
spelling and naming conventions.
During Cluedo's long history, eight unique Clue editions were
North America (1949, '56/60, '60/63, '72, '86, '92, '96,
and 2002), including miniaturized "travel" editions. However, only
three distinct editions of
Cluedo were released in the UK – the
longest of which lasted 47 years from its introduction in 1949 until
its first successor in 1996. The eighth
North America and fourth UK
editions constitute the current shared game design. International
versions occasionally developed their own unique designs for specific
editions. However, most drew on the designs and art from either the US
or UK editions, and in some cases mixing elements from both, while
localizing others – specifically suspect portraits.
In July 2008,
Hasbro released a revamped look for Clue in a
Reinvention called Clue: Discover the Secrets. This new version of the
game offered major changes to the game play and to the characters and
their back stories. In July 2016
Hasbro replaced Mrs White with a new,
one-time character Dr. Orchid in a recent update of the game. Dr.
Orchid is represented by an orchid pink piece.
While the suspects' appearance and interior design of Dr. Black's/Mr.
Boddy's mansion changed with each edition, the weapons underwent
relatively minor changes, with the only major redesign occurring in
the fourth 1972 US edition, which was adopted by the second 1996 UK
edition and remains the standard configuration across all Classic
Detective Game versions since. The artwork for the previous US
editions tended to reflect the current popular style at the time they
were released. The earlier UK editions were more artistically stylized
themes. From 1972 on, the US editions presented lush box cover art
depicting the six suspects in various candid poses within a room of
the mansion. The UK would finally adopt this style only in its third
release in 2000, prior to which
Cluedo boxes depicted basic
representations of the contents. Such lavish box art illustrations
have become a hallmark of the game, since copied for the numerous
licensed variants which pay homage to Clue.
Cluedo was originally marketed as "The Great New Detective Game" upon
its launch in 1949 in North America, and quickly made a deal to
license "The Great New
Sherlock Holmes Game" from the Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle estate. Advertising at the time suggested players would take on
the guise of "
Sherlock Holmes following the path of the criminal",
however no depictions of Holmes appears in the advertising or on the
box. By 1950 the game was simply marketed as "The Great Detective
Game" until the 1960s, at which time it became: "Parker Brothers
Cluedo 1956 UK Edition depicting a
Sherlock Holmes type character.
But the association with
Sherlock Holmes was far from over. With the
launch of the US 1972 edition, a television commercial showed Holmes
and Watson engaged in a particularly competitive game. Adjusting with
the times, in 1979 US TV commercials a detective, resembling a
Inspector Clouseau from the popular Pink Panther film
franchise, looks for clues. In 1986, the marketing slogan added
"Classic Detective Game" which persists through the last 2002/2003
In the UK,
Cluedo did not start using "The Great Detective Game"
marketing slogan until the mid-1950s, which it continued using until
the 2000 edition when it adopted the "Classic Detective Game"
slogan. However, in the mid-1950s
Waddingtons also adopted a
Sherlock Holmes-type detective to adorn their box covers for a brief
time, though unlike the US editions, there was no acknowledgement that
the character was actually the famous detective. In the 1980s, as in
Sherlock Holmes also appeared in TV advertising of the time,
along with other classic detectives such as Sam Spade.
Cluedo: 50th Anniversary (1999), also released as Clue: 50th
Anniversary, this standard edition came in a "deluxe" format with the
option to play with an extra murder weapon, a bottle of poison. This
edition was also issued in a miniaturised
Cluedo European travel
Drew Struzan provided artwork for the game, which was
originally created for the US 1996 edition and additionally used for
The Limited Gift Edition and the US Clue Card Game (he did not create
the Rev. Green portrait used in the
Clue "Nostalgia Edition" (2003, 2007)
Hasbro began offering a
retro Nostalgia edition of the game, essentially a re-issue of the
1963 design in a wooden box. A custom version of the game was also
released in the US by
Restoration Hardware as Wooden Box Clue with
different cover art. In the UK it was released under the Cluedo
brand, and was an official re-issue of the original 1949 Waddingtons'
Clue "Vintage Edition" (2005, 2009), also released as Cluedo
Hasbro re-formatted the nostalgia edition into a
"vintage" bookshelf collection along with a series of other popular
boardgames. In the
Cluedo version, they continued to use the 1963
design and adapted it for the UK market for the first time with
localised characters and naming conventions.
Parker Brothers and
Hasbro have created many spin-off
versions of the game. Spin-off games consist of alternative rule
variations of the original Classic Detective Game, which are not to be
confused with themed "variants" which use the same rules and game
configuration. In 1985, the brand expanded to include a feature film,
mini-series, a musical, and numerous books.
In addition to revising the rules of gameplay, many of the games also
introduced new characters, rooms and locations, weapons and/or
Clue VCR Mystery Game
Clue VCR Mystery Game (1985) released as Cluedo: The Great Video
Detective Game in the UK and Australia. It uses an hour-long
Beta tape containing humorous scenes of the suspects interacting at
Boddy Mansion shortly after Mr. Boddy's death instead of a board.
Players uncover details of several murders per game by matching clues
given on cards to the action on the video. Only five weapons
(candlestick, knife, revolver, rope, and poison) and five rooms
(Dining Room, Kitchen, Hall, Conservatory, and Library) are featured
but there are a total of ten suspects (the original six plus M.
Brunette, Madam Rose, Sgt. Gray, and Miss Peach). The video is known
as the first videotape-related video game.
Cluedo Challenge (1986) is an advanced version of the Cluedo
rules, introducing three new characters (Captain Brown, Miss Peach and
Mr. Slate-Grey) and three more weapons (the blunderbuss, poison and
axe). The rules are greatly expanded, with each card having coloured
and numbered squares in each corner, which are uncovered by special
card holders. These allowed 'clues' to be given by uncovering a small
segment of the card, showing only a colour/number. Rather than the
remaining cards being dealt out at the start of the game, they had to
be 'discovered' by reaching one of the many blue counters scattered on
Clue VCR II: Murder in Disguise (1987) Sequel to Clue VCR Mystery
Game; more scenarios with the same 10 characters from the first VCR
game. The rooms this time around are the Dining Room, Lounge, Hall,
Billiard Room, and Hotel Room.
Cluedo Master Detective (1988, released as Clue Master Detective
North America and Super
Cluedo in France, Germany and UK) is an
expanded version of the original game. In addition to the original
characters, weapons and rooms, the game adds four characters (Madam
Rose, Sgt. Grey, M. Brunette and Miss Peach—the same four new
characters from the VCR games), two weapons (poison and horseshoe),
and seven rooms (courtyard, gazebo, drawing room, carriage house,
trophy room, studio and fountain) to the mansion. This version was
also made into a video game.
Clue Jr.: Case of the Missing Pet (1989) This game was a variant
for children and the first Clue Jr. game in the United States of
America. The player played as one of the old six suspects, who are
children, and try to find out who took the missing pet and where they
hid it. The suspects names are Mortimer Mustard, Georgie Green, Peter
Plum, Wendy White, Polly Peacock and Samantha Scarlet.
Travel Clue (1990) More than just a miniaturised version of the
standard game as offered for the UK
Cluedo editions, the first US
travel edition is played somewhat differently. Instead of rolling
dice, players simply choose a room to visit on their turn. Once there,
they can see any cards in the room and question other players.
Cluedo: The Great
Museum Caper (1991) released as Clue: The Great
Museum Caper in North America, is rather different from the original.
One player is a thief whose goal is to steal paintings while the other
players attempt to apprehend the thief. The thief keeps track of his
or her position secretly on paper and is thus not seen by the
detectives, until the thief is spotted by a detective or the museum's
security system. Ideally, multiple rounds are played, with each player
getting to be the thief once. The winner of the match is then the
thief who stole the most paintings without getting caught.
Cluedo Card Game (1992) is a shedding-type card game, where
players attempt to match cards featuring the locations, weapons, and
characters from the original game with a central pile of cards.
Clue Little Detective (1992) Perhaps in one of the biggest
departures from the standard game, the object of this game is to be
the first to reach the front gate from the attic after hearing a scary
noise. Not officially a Clue Jr game.
Cluedo (1993) is the first Junior game for Cluedo, second
Clue Jr game overall. Instead of finding the murderer, the players
need to find the ghost of their ancestors and remember where they are.
Travel Clue Jr. (1994) Like the regular Travel Clue game, it is
not merely a miniaturised version of the Clue Jr. series, but a unique
format with its own set of rules. Instead of rolling dice, a spinner
is used, to move around the board for an opportunity to open a door
and obtain a clue.
Cluedo Super Sleuth (1995) is another advanced version of the
Cluedo rules, though in a different manner. There is no set board to
this game, instead the board is made up of twelve tiles which are laid
out randomly as players enter new rooms, to create a 4x3 grid. The
murder cards remain unchanged to the basic edition, but are not dealt
to each player, instead there are 'clue' squares on the board marked
by small plastic magnifying glasses, which players collect to get
clues. In addition to the "clue" counters there are also item
counters, which allow the player to pick a card from an item deck.
These item cards allow such things as making more than one suggestion
per turn, or moving an extra character. Extra characters in the game
include a Black Dog, Inspector Grey and Hogarth the Butler. They can
serve as help or hindrance and are controlled through the item and
event cards. Event cards are drawn from a deck upon a certain roll of
the die and can have varying impact on a game.
Clue Jr.: The Case of the Hidden Toys (1995, later reproduced in
1998) is themed for children. Instead of solving a murder, the
children search for clues for the whereabouts of some lost toys. The
rules are significantly different from those for the regular board
game. The characters have been reduced to 4. Version One's detectives
are named Mortimer Mustard, Samantha Scarlet, Peter Plum, and Greta
Green, while version two's detectives were named Vivienne Scarlet, Liz
Peacock, Peter Plum, and Johnny Green.
Cluedo: Passport to Murder (2000) was an update of Super Cluedo
Challenge with the setting changed to an
Orient Express style train in
Istanbul station. There is very little change to the mechanics of the
game (except each player can only play the six original characters),
with mainly cosmetic changes and updates to the characters.
Cluedo Card Game (2002) is a different card game from the previous
game, this time the user has to deduct the Dr. Black's killer, their
escape vehicle and their destination.
Cluedo SFX (2003) released as Clue FX in the US, (2004), and Super
Cluedo Interactif in France, (2004) is another departure from the
original rules. Each player plays as one of four new characters (Lord
Grey, Lady Lavender, Miss Peach and Prince Azure), adding the first
non-Caucasian character since the early Asian Miss Scarlet, none of
whom are suspected in the crime. The murder is not of Dr. Black (Mr.
Boddy) but of his attorney Miles Meadow-Brook. The usual suspects are
in place, this time bolstered by two new people Mrs. Meadow-Brook and
Rusty the Gardener. The game play is completely different though, with
the introduction of the electronic section announcing moves and clues
and no die rolling. Instead players move from location to location to
track down each of the suspects to gain their clues, before finding
Inspector Brown to make an accusation.
Cluedo Junior: The Case of the Missing Cake (2003) released under
the Clue brand in North America, is another children's variation where
the players have to find out who ate a piece of chocolate cake, when
did they eat it, and with what drink.
Cluedo Mysteries (2005), released in the US as Clue Mysteries
(2006) This is another change of rules, and this time the game play is
based heavily on another board game called "Mysteries of Old Peking".
Cluedo DVD Game (2005) released under the Clue brand in North
America. This edition of the game has different rules based on DVD
interaction. Instead of a murder, Dr. Black has had an item stolen
and, in addition to guessing the criminal, location (room) and stolen
object, the time of day when the crime took place also has to be
discovered. In each turn players guess three of these four unknowns;
and from time to time Inspector Brown and the butler, Ashe, show up
via the DVD with helpful information.
Cluedo Party (2007) The first murder-mystery party game, similar
How to Host a Murder franchise, but based around the classic
six suspects. The kit includes props and invitations for up to 8
guests, and two different mysteries to solve.
Clue Express (2008) Part of the
Hasbro Express game series,
players roll dice in this travel-sized edition to determine what
actions they must take in deducing who was the brains, the brawn, and
optionally the driver who planned and executed the crime.
Cluedo: Discover the Secrets (2008) released under the Clue brand in
North America. This game was created in an effort to update what
Hasbro considered to be an old-fashioned game; however, the
traditional version of the game remained on sale as well. The game
features new, up-to-date weapons, rooms, and suspects as well as
changes to the rules of gameplay (see below).
Cluedo: Carnival - The Case of the Missing Prizes (2009) released
under the Clue brand in North America. Set in a carnival atmosphere,
another children's edition, introducing new rules with playing cards,
and two levels of play.
Clue: Secrets In Paris (2009) This variant of the game features
the same weapons (and rules) as Discover the Secrets (see above). The
location has been changed to Paris, and the suspects are now youthful
teenage versions of their adult counterparts, on a class field trip,
who must discover which of their classmates has stolen a piece of art
from the Louvre.
Clue: Secrets & Spies (2009)  Unrelated to the similarly
titled hidden-object game by Pogo, the classic Clue characters are
recast as spies who travel the world to thwart Agent Black. Each
player secretly assumes the rule of one of the six spies. They then
take turns commanding one of the spies, including Agent Black, to
travel between the major cities on the game board in order score
points by completing secret meetings and collecting items needed to
complete missions. The introduction of a points system is another
major distinction from other Cluedo/Clue games. Points are scored for
the spies that completed a mission or meeting as well as the player's
secret spy identity, which are added to the spy's total at the end of
the game. The game also featured an optional text messaging service
that gave the current player various directives randomly during the
game, which as has been discontinued by the publisher.
Clue Suspect (2010) Not to be confused with Clue Suspects (a solo
player deduction puzzle sold by Winning Moves), this card game relies
on players asking questions between turns to determine the facts of
Clue Elimination is a variation of Clue that uses four
Nerf Jolt EX-1
Cluedo: The Classic Mystery Game (2012) released under the
Clue brand in North America. The first standard English language
Cluedo game to feature a bedroom and bathroom (as well as an
upstairs), it marks a return to the classic formula of 6 traditional
weapons, and classic locations, albeit with a younger cast of
characters. However, most notably absent are the clock cards
introduced with Discover the Secrets in 2008, which could result in
the eventual elimination of a player during the game. Players now
start in the center of the board, rather than dedicated starting
spaces, similar to
Cluedo Master Detective. The rooms have slightly
different names and are arranged differently around the game board.
The victim and owner of the mansion is named Samuel Black in this
version. This edition also has a different back story of why the
guests came to the mansion. The game also features 2 player rules,
which is also a first in the standard edition US game.
Clue: The Classic Mystery Game (2013) This version is very
similar to the 2012 edition, and features a two-sided, quarter-folded
game board with a "second crime scene" on the reverse side. The main
mansion game features a similar board with a few minor changes from
the previous version. There is no longer an upstairs to the mansion;
rather the rooms that were upstairs in the previous version are now
located on the main floor. The "Bonus Cards" have been eliminated
completely from the main game, and the spaces in the hallway are now
laid "stretcher bond" style, allowing players to more quickly move
throughout the mansion. The player tokens have also returned to their
standard "pawn" look from classic versions. The reverse's side's
"second crime scene" is an outdoor boardwalk, with "rooms" that
include an Arcade, a Jet Ski Rental, and a Beach. This second side
features the return of the "Bonus cards" from the previous version,
although there are now only three of them.
Computer and video games 
Various versions of the game were developed for Commodore 64, MSX,
Atari ST, PC, Game Boy Advance, ZX Spectrum, Nintendo DS, Super
Nintendo Entertainment System, CD-i, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, PC, Mac,
Xbox 360 and
Apple iPhone / iPod Touch.
Clue: Parker Brothers' Classic Detective Game was released in 1992 for
the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis video game
Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion was released in 1998 for Microsoft
In 1999, Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion was released, which was not
based directly upon the board game, but instead uses the familiar
characters in a new mystery.
An arcade version of the game was released on an itbox terminal which
involves answering questions with a chance to win money. It is
available in many pubs throughout the UK.
Clue Classic was released on June 3, 2008 developed by Games Cafe for
Hasbro. It is a single player interactive game based on the latest
2002/2003 Classic Detective Game artwork featuring the original six
characters, weapons and nine original rooms.
In May 2009
Electronic Arts released a version of Clue for the Apple
iPhone and iPod Touch on the Apple iTunes Music Store, entitled CLUE:
Unravel the Clues and Crack the Case. This version was an entirely new
game, based on the most recent spin-off game of Clue: Discover the
Secrets. Additionally, EA's games site Pogo has a hidden-object game
called "Cluedo: Secrets and Spies" (or "Clue" depending on market),
where each game is a 60-minute "episode" (the object being to complete
the game overall within this time limit). "Episodes" are usually
grouped into "series" of two or more.
On the iWin website, there is a Hidden Object Game called "Clue:
Accusations & Alibis." It is also based on Clue: Discover the
Clue: The Classic Mystery Game was released on iOS and Android in
December 2016. Developed and published by Marmalade Game Studio, it is
a faithful adaptation of the board game on mobile devices.
Main article: Clue (film)
A comedic film Clue, based on the American version of the game, was
released in 1985. In this version, the person murdered was Mr. Boddy.
The film featured different endings released to different theatres. It
received mixed reviews and did poorly at the box office, ultimately
grossing $14,643,997 in the United States, though it later
developed a cult following. All three endings released to theatres
are available on the
VHS and DVD versions of the film, to watch one
after the other (VHS), or to select playing one or all three endings
In 2008, Universal Pictures reported that Hasbro, the makers of
Cluedo, had licensed several of its board games to the film company
for feature film adaptations; among these was Clue. Gore Verbinski
was announced as director. The film was initially dropped. In
August 2016, The Tracking Board reports that
Hasbro has landed at 20th
Century Fox with Josh Feldman producing for
Hasbro Studios and Ryan
Jones serving as the executive producer while Daria Cercek is
overseeing for Fox. The film will be a “worldwide mystery” with
action-adventure elements, potentially setting up a possible franchise
that could play well internationally.
Cluedo (Australian game show) and
Cluedo (UK game show)
There have been several television game shows based upon this game. To
date, there have been four seasons of the British version of Cluedo
Christmas version that in fact shows some similarity to the
North American movie), and there have been other versions in Germany,
France, Italy, Australia,
Portugal and Scandinavia. The format for
each puts two teams (each usually containing one celebrity and one
person with law enforcement/research experience) against six
in-character actors as the famed colour-coded suspects. There is a new
murder victim every episode, who usually has it coming to them for one
reason or another. Each episode uses different weapons. In the
Christmas episode in the UK the six original weapons were used.
Main article: Clue (miniseries)
On August 6, 2010, The Hub announced that an original five-part
miniseries based on Clue was in pre-production. The miniseries
premiered on November 14, 2011 and featured a youthful, ensemble cast
loosely based on the characters of the board game, working together to
unravel a mystery. The short mini-series draws
similarities to the original board game and mostly to the 2012
spin-off Clue: The Classic Mystery Game which both featured the
characters belonging or having ties to secret societies/houses and
fitting closely with the character descriptions.
The Clue title and theme were used in the 1986 US documentary Clue:
Movies, Murders, and Mystery which took a look at mystery-related
pieces of media including Murder on the Orient Express; Murder, She
Sherlock Holmes and other television series and movies, as well
as a look at the board game itself. The one-hour special was hosted by
Martin Mull, who had starred in the feature film adaptation the
previous year; clips from the movie are seen intertwined with the
Main article: Clue (musical)
A comedic musical of Clue, based on the American version of the game,
Off Broadway in 1997, closing in 1999. At the start of each
performance, three audience members each select one card from
oversized versions of the traditional game decks and place them in an
envelope. The chosen cards determine the ending of the show, with 216
Penned by Robert Duncan with the cooperation of Waddingtons, the first
official theatrical adaptation of
Cluedo was presented by the amateur
theatre group: The Thame Players in Oxfordshire in July 1985. The play
was subsequently picked up by Hiss & Boo productions and began a
successful tour of the UK. A second tour was undertaken in 1990. Like
the musical, the play involved the audience's random selection of
three solution cards which were revealed towards the end of the play,
whereupon the actors would then conclude the play by performing one of
the 216 endings possible. Presently the play is not available for
performance due to a restriction by Hasbro, since
Hasbro has been
planning to make a new movie. It is unclear whether the
restriction applies to the musical as well.
Main article: Clue (book series)
A series of 18 humorous children's books/teen books were published in
the United States by
Scholastic Press between 1992 and 1997 based on
the Clue concept and created by A.E. Parker. The books featured the US
Clue characters in short, comedic vignettes and asked the reader to
follow along and solve a crime at the end of each. The answers are
printed upside down with an explanation on the following page
following each chapter to see if the reader was able to guess
correctly or not. The crime would usually be the murder of another
guest besides Mr. Boddy, a robbery of some sort, or a simple contest,
in which case they must figure out who won. The tenth and final
vignette would always be the murder of Mr. Boddy. Somehow, Mr. Boddy
would always manage to cheat death, such as fainting before the shot
was fired or being shot with trick bullets. However, at the end of the
18th book, Mrs. Peacock kills Mr. Boddy out of starvation and Mr.
Boddy stays dead. The books feature mysterious-sounding titles such as
"Midnight phone calls" "Footprints in the fog" or "The secret,
These books are now out of print but can still be bought from various
online retailers in both new and used conditions.
In 2003, Canadian mystery writer Vicki Cameron wrote a new set of
mini-mysteries, called the Clue Mysteries books. The series is geared
toward a more adult audience while still retaining some comic
absurdity as did the 1990s series. Only two were published. Both books
feature more complex storylines and vocabulary, as well as fifteen
mysteries apiece. The first book contains the more modern looking clue
game cover by Drew Struzan.
Another book called "CLUE Code-Breaking Puzzles" was released in
December 2008 written by Helene Hovanec. The book contains 60
A similar series of books featuring the Clue Jr. characters was also
published. The first book, unlike the others, features thirteen
mysteries, not ten, and is titled simply enough Who Killed Mr. Boddy?.
The name of the book is usually the name of the tenth mystery in which
Boddy is killed.
The books notably depart from the film. Mr Boddy is a trillionaire,
and the guests are his friends. But since Boddy has his will made out
to his friends, they each try to kill him at one point with the intent
on cashing in on his will. The guests are all given some sort of
defining characteristic for comic effect, as well as to help the
reader discern the culprit. Colonel Mustard constantly challenges
other guests to duels, Professor Plum often forgets things, even what
he is doing or his own name, and Mr. Green is notoriously greedy. Mrs.
Peacock is highly proper and will not stand for any lack of manners,
the maid Mrs. White hates her employer and all the guests, and Miss
Scarlet is beautiful and seductive. The traits all help the reader
identify the guests. For example, if a mystery thief suddenly forgets
what he is doing, and another guest scolds him for his bad manners,
the reader can safely assume the two guests are Plum and Peacock. Mr.
Boddy himself is ludicrously naive, to the point where he accepts any
attempt to kill him as an accident or a misunderstanding (such as a
dropped wrench flying all the way across the Mansion and hitting him
in the head), and invites the guests back to the mansion. This
explains why he never seeks any legal action against his "friends,"
and invited them back despite repeated attempts to kill him. However,
after a few books, he wises up enough to be suspicious of them, but
continues to invite them over against better judgement.
The Clue Jr. series originally had all six characters, but suddenly,
some of the characters were taken out, leaving only four. The
mysteries usually only included cases similar to the theft of a toy,
but sometimes the cases were more serious. They are usually solved
when the culprit traps himself in his own lies.
A series of jigsaw puzzles (500 piece Clue/750 piece Cluedo/200 Jr.
ed.), based on the game was introduced in 1991. The jigsaw puzzles
presented detailed stories with a biography for each of the standard
suspects. The object was to assemble the jigsaw puzzles and then
deduce the solutions presented in the mystery stories from the clues
provided within the completed pictures.
A comic book series from
IDW Publishing was released on May 2017.
The following games are licensed thematic variations of the game,
which follow the basic rules and configuration of the original Classic
Detective Game or its spinoffs.
Clue The Collector's Edition (1996) After the success of the
first "collector's tin anniversary edition" of Monopoly (for the 50th
anniversary), a "luxury" edition of the game was produced by the
Franklin Mint, the first edition to be published outside Parker
Brothers. It is a three-dimensional representation of the
gameboard encased in glass and wood with 24K gold-plated playing
pieces and gameboard accents.
Drew Struzan provided Victorian-themed
artwork for the game. It was also sold as Cluedo, however it used the
North American localizations. Though only sold for a brief time,
the edition was re-issued in 2007 by
Restoration Hardware as the
Premiere edition, however it is a smaller, scaled-down version with
gold-coloured plastic pieces and accents which sold for significantly
less. In 2009, Frontgate issued the "Frontgate-edition" which
was identical except with a white playing surface. In 2011
Frontgate re-issued the
Restoration Hardware edition in an enhanced
cabinet as the "Luxury" edition.
Clue: Limited Gift Edition (1997), this edition from Winning
Moves, came in a deluxe format with the option to play with an extra
murder weapon, a
Poison Chalice. It also utilized the 1996 US "Classic
Detective Game" edition artwork by Drew Struzan.
Alfred Hitchcock Edition Clue (1999) is set on the sound stage
where a number of Alfred Hitchcock’s films are being shot. This game
is notable as the first to depict the characters portraying someone
other than themselves. In this case, they have dressed up as their
favorite Hitchcock characters.
The Simpsons Clue (2000), also released as
The Simpsons Cluedo,
has players trying to find out who killed
Mr. Burns and where in
Springfield it happened. The first edition features Homer as Mr. Green
(Reverend Green in the UK), Bart as Prof. Plum, Lisa as Miss Scarlet,
Marge as Mrs. Peacock, Krusty as Col. Mustard, and Mr. Smithers as
Mrs. White. Early promotional material had Maggie as Mrs. White and
Grandpa as Col. Mustard. Later editions were published exclusively by
Hasbro. The third edition (2007) has players determine who killed Mr.
Burns in the Springfield
Museum and reassigns the characters with
Homer as Prof. Plum, Bart as Col. Mustard, Fat Tony as Mr. Green
(Reverend Green in the UK), Lisa as Mrs. Peacock,
Edna Krabappel as
Miss Scarlet, and Marge as Mrs. White. This is the first Clue game to
depict other characters portraying the game's traditional characters.
Clue Dungeons & Dragons (2001) was produced by
after their purchase of Wizards of the Coast, owners of the Dungeons
& Dragons license. The characters are D&D character types
(such as Monk, Rogue, Wizard, etc.). The rooms depicted on the board
are fantasy-themed (Dungeon, Dragon's Lair, Lost Crypt, etc.), and the
weapons also draw inspiration from the popular role-playing game (Mace
of Disruption, Flaming Axe, etc.). Game play is identical to standard
Clue unless the optional Wandering Monsters deck is used. Using this
deck, players must battle monsters when landing on special spaces on
the board. The players must battle monsters via dice rolls and are
rewarded with magic items that confer special powers.
Clue – The Haunted Mansion (2002) This Disney Theme Park Edition
is based on the
Haunted Mansion at Disney theme parks. One of the six
guests in the house (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto)
was scared by one of the six ghosts (The Traveller, The Skeleton, The
Prisoner, Emily the Bleeding Bride (later known as The Bride), The
Opera Singer, and the Mariner) in one of the nine rooms (Foyer,
Portrait Gallery, Library, Conservatory, Seance Room, Ballroom, Attic,
Graveyard, and Crypt.) The detail on the board draws from the scenes
depicted in the
Haunted Mansion attraction and contains Hidden
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Clue (2002) features Fred as Mr. Green,
Shaggy as Prof. Plum, Scooby as Col. Mustard, Velma as Mrs. Peacock,
Daphne as Miss Scarlet, and Mrs. White as their host. This edition
takes place in a run-down version of the mansion with a cemetery.
Clue: The Card Game - Mystery Beyond The Mansion (2002) An
original card game from Winning Moves, players must deduce who killed
Mr. Boddy, which vehicle they used to escape, and which direction they
Clue: First Edition 1949 Classic Reproduction. (2003) Winning
Moves released a re-issue reproduction of the original 1949 US Clue
edition. Accurate in every way, notable features include wooden pawns
and the original string rope, as well as a pewter version of the
traditional plastic rope.
Cluedo (2003) Following in the vein of "luxury" editions
of family boardgames, Dunhill released a custom edition of Cluedo
designed by British game maker Geoffrey Parker. The game consisted of
a hand-inlaid leather clad box, with
Sterling silver playing pieces.
The design won a British Interior Design Association award in
Clue – The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror (2007) This Disney
Theme Park Edition is based on
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Players try to discover who
disappeared, where, and with which prop. The details, of the
characters, props, and rooms draw from the scenes depicted in the
Tower of Terror attraction. This version also contains Hidden Mickeys
much like the
Haunted Mansion version.
Clue Suspect Card Game (2010) Not to be confused with the solitaire
style deduction game Clue Suspects (see next entry) - Players use a
hand of cards to determine the suspect, the weapon and the location of
the crime. First published by
Hasbro in the USA and currently being
produced by Winning Moves.
Clue Suspects (2007) A single-player logic puzzle version of the game
developed by Winning Moves. Players are given a set of clues and must
deduce the location of the murder and the murderer. This is a unique
game concept licensed by Hasbro, first released by Wnning Moves.
Clue: Harry Potter Edition (2008), also released as Cluedo: Harry
Potter Edition, involves a student disappearing from the school.
Players use the characters Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or
Neville to find how, when and what spell was used to attack the
student. This variant, while loosely based on the reinvention
makeover, is a major departure from traditional gameplay and
constitutes a spin-off in its own right, as it includes along with the
standard complement of equipment,
Help cards, Dark cards, Mystery
cards, house point tokens (the loss of which can eliminate a player
from a game), and a variable configuration game board which changes
during the course of play.
Clue: The Card Game - Mystery at Sea (2009) A second card game
from Winning Moves, this one imagines the suspects on a luxury yacht.
Utilizing a small playing board, players use "Action" cards to solve
the crime. Notable for not only the setting at sea, but the
introduction of Mr. Boddy as a potential suspect. Players actually
determine which of the seven characters is to be the victim prior to
Clue: 24 Edition (2009) has players attempt to find out which
character is about to launch one of nine attacks (weapons) from within
CTU (based on Discover The Secrets rules).
Clue: The Office Edition (2009) Players at the Dunder Mifflin
office are instructed by their boss Michael Scott to find out who
"killed" HR rep
Toby Flenderson (based on Discover The Secrets rules).
Seinfeld Collector's Edition (2009) has players attempt to
determine who bonked Newman on the head and hid his scandalous tabloid
exposing the suspects' secrets (based on Discover The Secrets rules).
Juicy Couture (2009) was produced as part of
corporate games service for US clothing designer Juicy Couture.
Players take on the role of one of six characters as they attempt to
determine who stole what couture item in the fashion line was stolen,
who took it, and where the item is hidden before the fashion show
begins the next day (based on Discover The Secrets rules).
Clue: The Classic Edition. (2010) Also known as "Clue: Classic".
Another standard edition produced by Winning Moves, combines design
elements from its Limited Gift Edition and its 1949 re-issue edition,
to produce a new traditional edition of the game using the original 6
suspects, weapons and 9 rooms – the first of its kind released since
the introduction of the Discover The Secrets spin-off game in 2008.
Family Guy Collector's Edition (2010) has players attempt to
determine who killed the Giant Chicken (based on Discover The Secrets
Clue Bookshelf Board Game (2010) A faux leather-bound bookshelf
edition based on the traditional game format. Released by Frontgate in
a limited and numbered distribution, this edition is notable as the
first re-release of an enhanced 1986
Parker Brothers edition, and the
first re-issue that was not based on either the 1949 or 1963 editions.
Library Classic Book (2011) yet another faux leather
bookshelf edition, as part of a classic games collection by Winning
Solutions, this edition marks a re-issue of the traditional 1949
Giant Clue Deluxe Wood Edition (2011) released as part of Winning
Solutions "Giant" game series, this game is notable as the largest
traditional Clue edition, measuring 24" square. Based on the Franklin
Mint artwork, this re-issue flattens the board to a typical 2D
presentation, but offers moveable gold-tone centerpiece sculptures for
each room., as well as deluxe gold-tone playing tokens. This same year
they also re-issued the smaller traditional 3D version first sold by
SpongeBob SquarePants Edition (2011): A tie-in with the
SpongeBob SquarePants and loosely based on the
Season 4 episode "Krusty Towers," this version is based on Cluedo
Junior: The Case of The Missing chocolate Cake rules. In this version
of the game, the players help discover who stole SpongeBob's jellyfish
Cluedo: Sherlock Edition (2012) instructs players to find out who
London Edition (2012) The first of several regionalized
editions planned by Winning Moves. Using locations around London,
players must determine which prominent citizens (such as the
a Therapist), committed murder.
Edinburgh Edition (2013) In a public vote
Edinburgh beat out
Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester to become the next regional Cluedo
game. Apart from featuring
Edinburgh locations it also includes
Edinburgh themed suspects such as Alec Mustard, Mrs
Morningside-Peacock, Kathleen White, Professor Emmett Plum, Gillespie
Green and Poppy Scarlett. The first character Alec Mustard (who in
marketing was described as a corrupt politician) was remarked to be
First Minister at the games release Alex Salmond.
Clue: Big Bang Theory Edition: A tie-in with the CBS show, The Big
Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper must solve which of his friends betrayed
him, where they did it and how.
Clue: Supernatural Edition: From the TV show, Supernatural, including
Supernatural characters, weapons, and places.
Star Wars Edition (2016) takes place aboard the Death Star
during the events of
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Each player
chooses one of the Rebel characters (Luke Skywalker, Han Solo,
Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, or R2-D2) and must deduce which
Death Star will destroy next, which room holds the Death
Star plans, and which vehicle will allow them to escape. The game is
played on a 3D cardboard map that represents the interior of the Death
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls (2017). The game centers around who ate the
cheesecake (Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia, Stan, or Miles), what clue
did they leave (includes items such as Sophia's purse), and which room
in the house did they do it in. 
￼Cluedo: Hen Party Edition (2018). Recently developed in Bristol,
UK. This version sees duplicate Colonel Mustards, Mrs Peacock and
Professor Plum team up with Sherlock Holmes. Of particular interest
are the library and conservatory, evidence points to the rope but
across the house small blue feathers are found...
Cluedo: Discover the Secrets
Main article: Cluedo: Discover the Secrets
On August 8, 2008,
Hasbro redesigned and updated the board,
characters, weapons, and rooms. Changes to the rules of game play were
made, some to accommodate the new features.
The suspects have new given names and backgrounds, as well as
differing abilities that may be used during the game. The revolver is
now a pistol, the lead pipe and spanner/wrench have been removed, and
a baseball bat, axe, dumbbell, trophy, and poison have been added. The
nine rooms have changed to (in clockwise order): Hall, Guest House,
Dining Room, Kitchen, Patio, Spa, Theatre, Living Room, and
There is also a second deck of cards—the Intrigue cards. In this
deck, there are two types of cards, Keepers and Clocks. Keepers are
special abilities; for example, "You can see the card". There are
eight clocks—the first seven drawn do nothing—whoever draws the
eighth is killed by the murderer and out of the game.
The player must move to the indoor swimming pool in the centre of the
board to make an accusation. This adds some challenge versus the
ability to make accusations from anywhere in the original game.
The most significant change to game play is that once the suspect
cards have been taken, the remaining cards are dealt so that all
players have an even number of cards (rather than dealt out so that
"one player may have a slight advantage"). This means that depending
on the number of players a number of cards are left over. These cards
are placed face down in the middle and are not seen unless a player
takes a turn in the pool room to look at them.
The changes to the game have been criticized in the media for
unnecessarily altering classic cultural icons. The game has also been
criticized by lovers of the original game.
As of 2017[update],
Hasbro no longer sells the game via its website.
However, they do continue to sell a version of it as part of their
Grab & Go travel series. Notably, it plays identically to standard
classic rules, but visually continues to use the new Discover the
Secrets room layout, and 2 of the new weapons, as well as other design
artwork. However, the Intrigue cards, are no longer a part of the
Besides some rule differences listed above, some versions label
differently the names of characters, weapons, rooms and in some
instances the actual game itself.
In Canada and the U.S., the game is known as Clue. It was retitled
because the traditional British board game Ludo, on which the name is
based, was less well known there than its American variant
The North American versions of Clue also replace the character
"Reverend Green" from the original
Cluedo with "Mr. Green." This is
the only region to continue to make such a change. Minor changes
include "Miss Scarlett" with her name being spelt with one 't', the
spanner being called a wrench, and the dagger renamed a knife. In the
2016 U.S. edition, the knife was changed to a dagger. And until 2003,
the lead piping was known as the lead pipe only in the North American
In some international versions of the game (mostly the
Spanish-language ones) the colours of some pieces are different, so as
to correspond with the changes to each suspect's unique foreign name
variations. In some cases, rooms and weapons are changed in addition
to other regional variances.
In South America it is licensed and sold under several different
names. In particular, it is notably marketed as "Detective" in Brazil.
Norway it was first released as Scotland Yard by Damm. It was later
re-released as Cluedo, but the rules are the same.
The Clue and
Cluedo brands are well-merchandised through umbrellas,
books, toys, clothing and other miscellaneous items.
Clue (1992 video game)
Clue (1998 video game)
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U.S. Clue rules (2002)
U.S. Clue rules (2011)
Cluedo: Discover the Secrets
Cluedo DVD Game
Clue VCR Mystery Game
Clue VCR Mystery Game (1985)
Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion (1999)
Clue Classic (2008)
Clue mobile games (2009)
Cluedo (UK) episodes
Clue (TV series)
Anthony E. Pratt
Littlest Pet Shop
Mr. Potato Head
My Little Pony
Sit 'n Spin
Axis & Allies
Barrel of Monkeys
Chutes & Ladders
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Hi Ho! Cherry-O
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Magic: The Gathering
Scrabble (U.S. and Canada)
Beyblade (except Japan and parts of Asia)
CirKis (except U.S., UK, France and Germany)
FurReal Friends (except Japan)
iDog (except Japan)
Yo-kai Watch (except Asia)
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Elena of Avalor
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Sid the Science Kid
Wolverine and the X-Men
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Entertainment and Licensing
Discovery Family (40%)
Wizards of the Coast
Backflip Studios (70%)
Divisions and brands
Battle of the Little Big Horn
Escape from Atlantis
Game of Nations
Key to the Kingdom
Lose Your Shirt
Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs
Mine a Million
Purple People Eater
Safari Round Up
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