Friday, January 30, 2009
Setup: After finding Mr. Boddy's body in the study of Tudor Mansion, Inspector Brown is investigating the six usual suspects: Mr. Green, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, and Mrs. White.
Different from the original game there might have been two suspects. Solve the murder mystery by discovering who was the Brains and the Brawn (muscles). This is a game of simply rolling 4 dice on your turn. Three black dice have pictures of the suspects. Place one die on the Brains spot and one on the Brawn spot and see if the other players can prove your suggestion false. Next, you get a chance to gather more clues depending on what the blue die says to do: Inspect a card from any players hand, ask a player about the 3rd black die that you didn't use earlier, peek at the case file to see what color is showing in the secret keyhole, or make a free accusation. When you have gathered enough information make the final accusation. There is a possibility that the same person was the brains and the brawn.
There's also the Master Detective Game that plays the same. You solve the crime for 3 questions: Brains, Brawn, and Driver of the getaway car.
Clue Express was made to be played in 20 minutes. True to their promise, it can be played in 20 minutes. Great game for those times that you don't want to end up playing "Forever."