Monday, July 30, 2012

Get a REAL Clue!

While traveling we usually stop at antique stores, they have a magnetic-like pull for us. Even if we are in an unknown town, we usually stumble across a place that we cannot resist poking around in. On the last trip we "found a real find" as we like to say. We love to play games of all kinds and collect vintage versions of our favorites.
I am not sure if this is the first copyright of the game of Clue, but I have never seen one from 1949 before.



Love the artwork and it's in fabulous condition! I am assuming this was hardly played with at all, the pieces are still there and nothing is crumpled, bent or torn. The one thing I miss is the Prof's pipe, this version he is tobacco free.

   

...And it was obviously the Dining Room and the candlestick.....The pieces are wooden- just love that feature! Also the weapons are larger than the modern versions and we believe the lead pipe is made from real lead-sorry children no chewing.

 

We always fought over who got to be Miss Scarlett, love the 1940's hairstyle she has in this version. I always pictured Miss Scarlett in the lounge enjoying her red carpet, or looking for her lost necklace in the ballroom.


In my excitement of playing with our "new" game, I made several suggestions when I had all the cards.....no wonder I didn't win.



Now you have to give me three clues, what edition of Clue do you have, who is your favorite character and what is your favorite room?

8 comments:

  1. I love it, what a great find.

    I always loved the Conservatory and Colonel Mustard.

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    1. I do like Colonel Mustard a lot too, his moustache and yellow is my favorite color! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. You are so lucky to come across this game! I always keep my eyes peeled (terrible figure of speech, isn't it!) for a vintage Clue game. This one is wonderful. There's a new Clue Jr. that I played with the grandsons, but it doesn't work too well when half the players are cheating. lol

    Enjoy your great find!

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    1. Thanks Judy, we really did feel lucky to find it and a great price too. I have to tell you that I am always TRYING to cheat but it doesn't work out very well... someone else always wins anyway, I am sure you can guess who.

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  3. I have not seen that version! I grew up with 1972, but we've been playing with another version from the 60s that is quite different, but this one is so cool! Have you seen Whodunit? My MIL has that version, which is similar to Clue.

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    1. Does the 1960's version have little cartoon looking people on the cards? I thought I saw a version like that somewhere but maybe I am remembering a different game. I don't think I have seen Whodunit, sounds fun, I love a good mystery!

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  4. Oh I love the old board and the picture of Miss Scarlet! My Miss Scarlet has brown hair. I have a copy of clue in my office at the library just in case we have a board game emergency. It is a more traditional game that I picked up at a garage sale.

    I also picked up another copy that was brand new but it was really weird with question mark cards. The question mark cards gave you special powers but there were also clock cards mixed in and after three or four clock cards you struck out.

    You might also check out the podcast from Good Job, Brain! They recently did an episode over board game trivia!!

    http://www.goodjobbrain.com/blog/2012/7/30/ep-22-do-not-pass-go.html

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    1. LOL LOL A board game emergency! I am sure we have those kinds of emergencies all the time at our house...Since we play several games a week, if not every day! I do have that new version of Clue with the funky cards, I thought it was fun since we were so used to the old version...but apparantly not many people like it because now one will every play it with me!
      I will check out that link, thanks!

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