While everyone’s going off about balloons and Pakistan, I thought I’d bring you a nugget of real news. Something worth your time if you’re a fellow aficionado of games played on boards. It seems, friends, that Clue has gone 2.0.
Clue has always been my favorite board game (despite what I wrote on this very blog a few months ago…) and any time Hasbro does something to squeeze another penny from us nostalgic folks tweak their winning formula, my ears prick up. This game is so over-the-top-sounding, it must be a rip.
For one, Clue: S&S involves texting. Yup, you will be the lucky recipient of texts from Agents Mustard, Plum, Peacock and White (who I hope wears a spy-version of a maid’s outfit with a weapon concealed in her duster). You also get a few nifty black-light pens to read invisible ink, and a membership to C.L.U.E. – Criminal League of Ultimate Espionage. If that’s not enough, it looks like the board itself has been updated to some inscrutable graphic from The Bourne Identity.
Now that Clue’s been 2.0’d, what lies around the corner? Candy Land with color-tweeting? I envision Mouse Trap reimagined as some sort of nanotech, kill-all-viruses romp. Battleship will involve Google Maps and probably end in World War 3. And Operation- well, let’s just hope this whole health care thing gets resolved well…
After the jump, the sweet trailer for this revolutionary board game tour de force.