Cluedo (board game)


Anthony E. Pratt


Waddingtons Parker Brothers



Age Range

8 and up

Setup Time

5 minutes

Playing Time

15 to 45 to 60 minutes

Random Chance

Low (dice rolling)



Cluedo, also known as Clue in North America, is is a popular murder/mystery-themed deduction board game originally published by Waddingtons in Leeds, England in 1949. It was devised by Anthony E. Pratt (honest, that's
Mrs White in the hall with the Candlestick

Mrs White in the Hall with the candlestick

his name) a solicitor's clerk from Birmingham, England. It is now published by the United States game and toy company Hasbro, which acquired its U.S. publisher Parker Brothers as well as Waddingtons.

The game's perpetual victim, who's named Dr. Black in the UK and Mr. Boddy in North American versions is found dead, and in guise of one of the six characters the players move around the game board/mansion to collect clues to deduce who killed him with which weapon in what room.

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