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Year Published
1991
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(17 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Clue: The Great Museum Caper
Alternate Names
Cluedo: The Great Museum Caper
Clue: Le Grand Cambriolage au Musée
Furto al Museo!
Galerie der Diebe
The Great Museum Caper
Kraak van de eeuw
クルード
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This is a semi-cooperative game which puts the "thief" against the rest of the players, who take the role of detectives. As the thief, you secretly plot your movements around a private art museum. As you go, the detectives take turns trying to find you with their eyes, the video cameras, or motion detectors. You can deactivate the cameras, and you can even cut off the power to the entire museum to mask your movements. Another advantage is that the thief gets a turn after every detective's individual turn.

Another problem for the detectives is the fact that, once the thief has picked up a painting, she can take her next turn before removing the painting from the gameboard. The good guys know the vicinity, but won't know her exact location, as the thief is now up to 3 squares away from that spot. If a detective ever spots you with the naked eye, secret movement is over, and the thief's token is placed on the board for all to see. This can get frantic, since the thief can only move 1-3 spaces, while detectives roll a d6 for movement!

The thief player has to decide when to attempt a getaway. The catch is, some of the windows and doors are locked. There are actual lock pieces, and you must flip over the one you are attempting to open (instant detective frenzy!). If she has stolen 3 paintings (in a one-off game), and manages to get out, she wins. In a tournament style game, each player gets a turn at being the thief, so the number of paintings needed will vary based on the other players' scores.

1991 Mensa Select

Also selected by Family Fun Magazine as one of the best games.

Original name by inventors was Heist. Clue name was added for marketing purposes when the game was licensed with Parker Brothers.

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Game includes:
3D game board
9 paintings
Thief shield and plotting pad
7 pawns
6 video cameras
11 window locks (6 with OPEN stickers, 5 with LOCKED stickers)
2 dice
consumer applied labels.

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Kraak van de eeuw
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Publisher: Parker Brothers
Artist: 
Year: 1993
Size: 20.08 x 12.60 x 1.97 inches
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Galerie der Diebe
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Publisher: Parker Brothers
Artist: 
Year: 1993
Product Code: 14088 100
Size: 19.88 x 12.68 x 2.05 inches
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Canadian Edition
Publisher: Parker Brothers
Artist: Tim Hildebrandt
Year: 1991
Product Code: 073000000219
Size: 20.00 x 14.00 x 2.50 inches
2.65 pounds
English, French
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Parker Brothers English edition
Publisher: Parker Brothers
Artist: Tim Hildebrandt
Year: 1991
Product Code: 0021
Size: 20.06 x 13.88 x 2.50 inches
2.45 pounds
English, Spanish
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Publisher: Parker Brothers
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Year: 1991
Product Code: 21
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4 Locks and Cameras
Missing a lock or a camera for your copy. Here is a pdf for making some as a game token. This should get you by until you find the real thing.
English
2014-05-14
6 Scans of the floor stickers (2 pdf files)
Make sure when you print the pdf that you select ACTUAL SIZE, DON'T let it shrink or resize the image to fit the page.
English
2013-05-02
6 More accurate version of the Lock Stickers
I wasn't a big fan of the all red "L" in the gif on here from 2007, so I tried to reproduce what the stickers actually look like. It's not perfect, but it's close enough for me. I had to print the gif at 43% in Paint on Windows 7 for size to match. You probably will have to play around with it.
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2012-07-17
11 Thief Note Sheets LETTER SIZE - 6 NOTES PER SHEET
Thief Note Sheets LETTER SIZE - 6 NOTES PER SHEET
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2012-01-12
20 Clue: The Great Museum Caper - Quick Rules
A 2 page PDF for Clue: The Great Museum Caper. It is the complete setup and rules, but not exhaustive or repetitive. I use it when explaining the game to a group of people. It assumes that you have the instruction booklet for reference. 2011 Version 1.1 English Update: Thanks to John Labelle for his clarifications!
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2011-12-04
2 Simpson re-theme of stolen paintings
Using the pawns from both Simpson Clues re-theme Museum Caper to be Simpson style!
English
2011-05-12
6 HIgh resolution images for recreating picture die.
HIgh resolution images for recreating picture die (or maybe making an avatar!)
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2010-02-25
17 Famous Stolen Art.
Fixed the mirrored painting. Reorganized the landscaped paintings so that they could be folded from the top. Added one additional painting in a blank area. Printing, cutting and folding should now be a snap...
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2010-02-25
12 Scan of clue paintings to replace missing ones
Print off, cut and fold over.
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2009-03-14
6 cluelocks.gif
Replacement stickers for the locks (open/locked). Print at 100%.
2007-04-23
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Board Game Rank: 1273
Family Game Rank: 343
Num Ratings: 1048
Average Rating: 6.65
Standard Deviation: 1.32
Num Views: 97021
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Users Wanting: 85
Users Trading: 124 [find trade matches]
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