“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
— Sun Tzu
Most of the games people play are made interesting by combining some human skill or flaw. That could be limited memory, calculating ability, understanding, or communication. The game then becomes a way of playing with ourselves in a way that amplifies something in ourselves…
Clue is popular as a family game because the theme is easy to understand. I picked up a version at a thrift store that had nice graphics because my son likes the game. I resolved to improve the game, and the rest of this post is what I did. If you’d like to play this improved version of Clue, I will give you almost all you need below…
The Two Extremes: Random vs. Determined
Fair and Balanced Games
Interest and Novelty
The Interesting Problem
Better Than Random
The New Rules
This Game is Better
Play the Game!
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