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I think that this sub-section needs major work. First, "unlicensed variant" implies that the game is unofficial, illegal, a homemade game or otherwise dubious. Also, "variant" implies that the game is very similar -- with simply altered rules. So, CLUE MASTER DETECTIVE is a fitting variant of CLASSIC CLUE.
However, Kill Doctor Lucky is a game in its own right, which has existed for over 10 years. You do NOT go around trying to deduce WHO did it, WHERE and WITH what weapon. There is no real mystery or crime solving or Sherlock Holmes. It's more like Jack the Ripper, if anything else. Just because it might fit into the category of board game and "murder" or perhaps even "mystery" (but not really), it doesn't mean that it should be listed here as an "unlicensed variant of CLUEDO". This is highly inaccurate and, I believe, inappropriate. It is no different than trying to list a HOW TO HOST A MYSTERY game or a bona-fide SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY toy here in this section, which would also be highly inappropriate (and, no, I am not referring to SCOOBY-DOO CLUE).
MYSTERY AT HOGWARTS, on the other hand, is clearly a CLONE and so is MYSTERY MUSEUM.
WHODUNIT is another OLD game from the 70s and 80s that has its own legs and, really, is not appropriate for this section.
Here I must stop and suggest something. Unless a game has THOUSANDS of players or is AT LEAST published as a REAL game that you can buy from a retailer, as opposed to a one-off HOMEMADE game; I do not think it is proper to mention said game since it is obviously NOT notable. If someone whips up a homemade game in a week and a couple people play it one day or over a few days, it should be immortalized on WIKIPEDIA as a NOTABLE GAME?? I don't think so.
- Moved Whodunit to it's own page, and added Whodunit (related board game)--Closettrekker (talk) 00:22, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Does anyone else think that WHODUNIT should go, if anywhere, on its own page? Considering the length of the article, I don't think we need to describe in detail each and every related game. It is clearly not just a clone.
The last section on this article is seems to be stating obvious and non-relevant information. Mainly "there is merchandise." I move it should be removed, unless there's some notability to it's mechandising outside from being a board game. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lexprod (talk • contribs) 04:46, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
- In the interest of addressing this question, most assuredly the merchandising section needs to be fleshed out, but yes ere are some notable Cluedo branded products that have nothing to do with the game ... Cluedo cologne is worth mentioning, as are the Cluedo scale model racing cars. But ultimately it goes to the brands popularity outside the game itself, and should remain for that reason alone -- albeit some attention needs to be paid to the entry.--Closettrekker (talk) 20:38, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Duration of game length?
In the info box it's stated that a typical game length is 15-60 minutes. Although more than likely to be true playing with 4 or less players, if you're playing with five or six players the game length is nearly always closer to an hour and a half, pushing two hours - due to having less cards at beginning, and more players to skip past to the left of you. Also they're are far more variables and observational intuition of other players actions needed in a 5/6 player game compared ot others, all of which develops much more slowly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 15:32, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
How to pronounce "cluedo"?
Since this game is known as "Clue" in the US, I've never been quite sure how to pronounce the European name of "Cluedo". Is it cloo-dough, or cloo-E-dough, or cloo-doo?