Growing up, I used to enjoy playing clue based mystery games with my cousins, inspired by our recently discovered love for solving murder mysteries that often lead us into making witty puzzles and hiding them around the house. Crossing out the possibilities of the Murderer from our unsuspecting family members, we were especially ecstatic when we used our deduction skills to figure out the killer.
I felt a wave of nostalgia hit me, when I played Cluedo for the first time, the dormant deduction skills came back with a vengeance.
It is a multi-time play game. The game can have 3-6 players, they each assume a character and are now on the lookout for the murderer. The game could be a good match for a family night or for friends to Pass some quality time together. It is a mass-market escape room game, leaning towards the easier side.
The gameplay can last from 60-90 min. a standard for a mystery game.
The game is fairly straightforward, the goal being, find the Murderer, the Murder Weapon and the Crime Scene easy to learn if you are an amateur at it. The speculation sheet provided for the players is amazingly detailed in the rows, possibly similar detail in the columns would have made it easier to navigate through the game.
The clue cards felt a lot of fun and engaging. The game could use some more challenging puzzles and wordplays, to make the game more interesting and interactive to the players. But all in all a fun party board-game experience which we loved playing.