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Sep 11, 2017

Welcome to The Story Behind: Clue Series. In every episode of this series, we talk about the history of one of the original weapons used in the game, “Clue.” This series may not be appropriate for all ages and listener discretion is advised.

This is the final episode of The Story Behind Clue Series. I hope you’ve all enjoyed talking about the weapons in the classic game, as well as talking about the 1985 movie. In this episode, we’re going back to the very beginning to talk about the game, itself.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Clue: The Game.

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The Clue Series Butler you heard at the beginning of the episode was played by Paul from Rick and Paul Heal the World.

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Clue & Cluedo - The Big Game Hunter

Get a Cluedo: The Wonderful Story of Everyone's Favorite Mystery Game - Mental Floss

How One British Soldier Turned a Parlor Game into Clue - Mental Floss

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The Clue Game History on Parker Brothers Letterhead - 1994 - The Art of Murder

Photographs of Anthony Pratt's Grave - The Art of Murder

How to Win at Clue (Cluedo) - The Spruce

Clue Versions - USAopoly

Hasbro Updates Clue With New Characters, Weapons - New York Daily News