Not even classic board games can escape the wrath of our modern tabloid culture. Hasbro Inc is set to release a revamped version of Clue that will replace the original set of characters from the game's 1949 release.
The new Clue will retain the names of the original characters, but they'll be younger, and get first names and updated bios. Miss Scarlet, for example, is Kasandra Scarlet, an actress who frequently appears in tabloids. Colonel Mustard becomes Jack Mustard, an ex-football player, and Professor Plum is now Victor Plum, a billionaire video game designer. Characters also now have special powers that players can use to help discover clues faster.
The brand new Clue also has new weapons--a baseball bat, trophy and poison--in place of the outdated lead pipe, revolver and wrench. New rooms featured in the game include a guest house, spa and theater.
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