I was quite shocked to receive an email announcement from Hasbro that one of the popular characters from the classic board game Cluedo or Clue has been bumped off! I have to start by saying that Clue was my most favorite game growing up. I was always Miss Scarlet & I loved to win the game. No, I’m not at all competitive. Well, maybe a bit.
So the email really sparked my interest! Who has been killed off now? Please tell me it’s not Miss Scarlet. In fact, it is the infamous housekeeper, Mrs White.
Professor Plum, who was a guest at Tudor Manor when Mrs. White was found dead, said: “She carried the secrets of this house and of the people in it. There’s probably a million reasons any one of us would want her dead…well, no, not me, of course, not me.”
Mrs. White has been replaced by the mysterious Dr. Orchid. The Dr. is the adopted daughter of the mansion’s owner. Dr. Orchid joins Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet and Mrs. Peacock in the classic murder mystery board game. This is the first time since the Cluedo game launched in 1949 that one of the original six characters has been axed. I have to say that Dr. Orchid is quite stylish looking.