Clue, the mystery board game, was invented in England as you might guess. It's had several variants over the years, as well as theatrical spin offs. For the record, this branch of the Wilson family plays the 50th Anniversary version, which includes a bottle of poison as a weapon. Also have get this the VHS version. But the basic, play-it-on-the-kitchen-table version is a timeless classic.
Then in August there came a game-changer, and I dont mean a politician from Alaska or Illinois. I mean marketing modernization. No more lead pipe or wrench; the revolver is now the pistol; the weapons now includes such gruesome additions as an ax and a bat; (worse way for Mr. Body to go, wrench to the temple or ax to the neck? Something to consider) the conservatory is gone, but there is an observatory; theres a spa room.
And no Col. Mustard with his walrus mustache and khaki uniform. Hes Jack Mustard the football player. Professor Plum is not a professor and Miss Scarlett is Kassandra Scarlett.
To all of which I say: Bah!
Hat tip to a certain historian at the Department of General Administration for setting me straight.