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The Best Editions of Clue 

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Updated November 5, 2019 457 votes 119 voters 8.6k views 17 items

List Rules Only Hasbro and USAopoly editions of Clue.

Clue is the original board game of mystery and intrigue as you try to solve a crime. Everyone is a suspect and every turn is an opportunity to uncover another clue. With these special editions of Clue you can solve a mystery in almost any fictional universe. The Game of Thrones edition comes with a double-sided board that allows for great replay value. In the Big Bang Theory version of Clue you help Sheldon uncover which of the other characters is messing with his stuff. The Star Wars collector's edition has you run around the Death Star looking for secret plans and ultimately a way to escape. There are now quite a few ways to play the classic game of Clue.

The Harry Potter edition has you looking for a student that has mysteriously disappeared from Hogwarts. This differs from the original because the players are not actually the suspects but you still have to accurately guess the culprit. In The Legend of Zelda collector's edition, the players must determine which of their characters has the ability to defeat Ganondorf and what magical item they must use to do it. The game board and rules change with each unique edition of Clue. You will most likely find that the rooms are from key scenes or sets from your favorite TV show or video game. 

Vote up your favorite editions of the Clue board game that you play the most and look for the one you want to play next. 

CLUE Classic Edition is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Editions of Clue
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Suspects: Prof. Plum, Miss Scarlett, Col. Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Dr. Orchid

Items: Candlestick, Knife, Rope, Revolver, Wrench, Pipe

Locations: Ballroom, Billiard Room, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge, Study

Description: Find the suspect who committed the crime, where it happened, and what item was used!

Price: $10.72

Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Editions of Clue
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Suspects: Peter Pettigrew, Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Crabbe & Goyle, Bellatrix Lestrange, Dolores Umbridge

Items: Mandrake, Portkey, Vanishing Cabinet, Sleeping Draught, Impedimenta, Petrificus Totalus

Locations: Key locations in Hogwarts.

Description: Help Dumbledore find the student that has mysteriously vanished from Hogwarts, where they disappeared from and what magical item was used to commit the crime!

Price: $68.48

Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Editions of Clue
Photo: USAopoly

Red Keep Suspects: Jamie Lannister, Sansa Stark, Margaery Tyrell, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Petyr Baelish

Meereen Suspects: Daenerys Targaryen, Daario Naharis, Hizdahr Zo Loraq, Jorah Mormont, Grey Worm, Missandei

Items: Crossbow, Poison Vial, Arakh, Faceless Man, Catspaw Assassin Dagger, Battle Axe

Locations: Various key locations from the Red Keep and Meereen.

Description: A double-sided board allows players to solve two different mysteries.

Price: $34.49

The Haunted Mansion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Editions of Clue
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Guests: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto

Ghosts: the Bride, the Skeleton, the Prisoner, the Traveler, the Opera Singer, the Mariner

Locations: Graveyard, Ballroom, Conservatory, Seance Room, Mausoleum, Library, Portrait Chamber, Foyer, Attic

Description: The mystery changes every time the game is played, find the correct combination of guest, ghost and room to win!

Price: $134.99