Who invented Cluedo? It was Reverend Green, in the Library with the lead piping.
No, actually, it was a Mr Antony Pratt, in Leeds in 1949.
Cluedo, is quite literally a board game phenomenon. It couldn’t be more successful if it could dance and make you coco.
The game is all about strategy. You move about the board using counters that represent different characters collecting clues as you try to deduce who murdered who, where and with what weapon.
It is tremendous fun to play, as you look suspiciously at your friends, trying desperately to use your long defunct brain to deduce who actually killed who and with what. I always feel so close to winning, but am usually completely wrong.
Mr Pratt originally called the game “Murder!” But it was changed by Waddington’s to “Cluedo” which is a merging of the words Clue and Ludo (another board game which has a similar way that the counters move around the board)
Amazingly there have been over 40 official versions of the game produced including Harry Potter and James Bond themed manifestations. There have been many computer versions as well, for most consoles - including Commodore 64, Atari ST, PC, Game Boy Advance, ZX Spectrum, Nintendo DS, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, CD-i, Sega Genesis,
In 1985 there was even a comedy film “Clue” released. In this version, the person murdered was Mr. Boddy. The film, which featured different endings released to different theatres, failed at the box office, but they never found out who murdered the plot.