We bought a fairly underused game of Clue yesterday at a flea market.

I had a version when I was a kid and I remember playing it.  I must have known the rules then.

Now the rules are laid out in a glossy pamphlet and I, as logically laid out as they are, cannot for the life of me figure out how to start the game or conduct it.

I am once again scratching my head against the ticking clock of my kids' impatience.

Finally, my son takes over and invents some rules.

He explains them and adapts them as we go. I get killed in the game multiple times. Depending on the cards you draw, you are "allowed" to murder in certain rooms with certain weapons. After many convoluted rounds, I finally concede defeat and go to bed.

I figured that that would be the end of it, but when I woke up in the morning, both kids were fully involved in a game of Clues.  I cannot say it was Clue, but Clues has been launched and a Clues tournaments cannot be far off. No one will get out alive.

A balloon in the kitchen.  


  1. Awesome... I'd totally hang with your kids...


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