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Clue: VCR Mystery Game


In 1948, Parker Brothers purchased a license to the British game of Cluedo and introduced it to the American market as Clue: The Sherlock Holmes Game. In the next year, the manufacturer dropped the subtitle of the game; it has been known to game players as simply Clue ever since. In the course of its fifty-year life, the game has undergone several graphic overhauls. In the game, players vie to name the particulars of a crime--location, weapon, and perpetrator. The popular game achieved its highest notoriety as a major feature movie in the 1980s. The Toy Manufacturers Association includes Clue on its list of classic toys.

  • Manufacturer: Parker Brothers
  • Material: printed cardboard | plastic
  • Origin: Beverly, MA
  • Object ID: 112.7267
  • Credit Line: Gift of Philip E. Orbanes
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