Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion

Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion lets you play the part of a detective attempting to solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy. As in the original board game it’s based upon, you make suggestions to narrow down the options. When enough facts are gathered, you make a definitive accusation. Accuse correctly, and the criminal gets brought to justice. Misjudge your facts, and you’ll lose face, credibility, and the game.

14_1Players select from either a third-person perspective of the mansion, rendered in exquisite detail, or the classic board view. In the former, you watch the characters meander about the mansion with an aura or attitude about them that truly represents their personality. Exploring the various rooms brings rewards of some unique and lighthearted animations. Once you’ve experienced this view a few times, you’ll most likely migrate to the overhead game view, an exact replica of the one included in the board game version.

An on-screen notebook displays the different facts, gathered from suggestions, at a glance. It can stay in view at all times or be toggled when needed to narrow down the suspect possibilities. Diving into a game is a quick and simple process. Online opponents so far have been scarce to find, but when one does manage to find other players, expect a rewarding and entertaining experience (you can’t, however, chat with opponents and view your notebook at the same time).

Clue: Murder at Boddy Mansion does justice to its board game heritage, and that says a lot. New and experienced gamers alike who enjoy playing detective will find more than enough value in this game.

System Requirements: Pentium 90 Mhz, 16 MB RAM, Win95

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