But when it comes to the classics, I’m a board game purist. Leave the Canadian version of Monopoly on the shelf; it’s only fun for me if I can buy Park Place! Don’t stick Shrek on my operating table; the only patient I want to mess with in Operation is that cartoony guy who looks like W.C.Fields.
You don’t see Scrabble trying to update itself by adapting to social utility sites, do you??!
Come Fall, the folks at Hasbro hope we’ll play a brand new twenty-first century game of Clue. Colonel Mustard is now Jack Mustard, a former football star. Professor Plum will become Victor Plum, a billionaire video game designer, and Miss Scarlett is now Cassandra Scarlett an aging star who shows up frequently in the tabloids.
The weapons are getting revamped too. Gone are the wrench, the revolver and the pipe (so old school!). New weapons are a dumbbell, a trophy and poison (why not Anthrax?)
The mansion itself has undergone a reno, and new rooms include a spa, a theatre and a guest house. Clue’s gone all L.A. on us.
My thoughts on this?… The only mystery to this new updated Clue is why, Hasbro, why?