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Aaron Wall
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Okay, this is going to sound like a very odd question, but after playing Clue with some friends, they started disagreeing with me on a part of the board.

See I have an older version of the clue board, they have one of the more newer ones. (Actually the pictures I'm providing the second board is the exact same as theirs.)

Anyways, here are the pictures

(Board that's similar to mine)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c33/Guan_/ClueBoard1Edit.j...

(Their board)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c33/Guan_/ClueBoard2Edit.j...

Now I want to draw your attention to the two places on the boards that I've circled. This is where the disagreement comes into play. If you look on the newer board, you can see that one door looks open and the other looks closed, while on the older board there are two spots which simply say "door".

Now my friends say that on their door, the spot that the door is closed, you can't go through that way because the door is closed. In the same room (i.e. the hallway), there is another door which is closed (and the same door is open on the old one) and they also say you cannot go through it.

They looked through the rule book, but it said nothing about the doors other than "You can't enter through a doorway that is blocked by another player."

What I want to know is who is correct?
 
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I always assumed shut doors were just the artist's choice. Since no mention is made in the rules about locked or unlocked doors, counter them by saying the doors aren't locked!
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The open/closed is immaterial. A doorway is a doorway.

BUT, it really doesn't matter as long as everybody agrees at the start of the game. If you're the odd man out, just play "wrong" for the sake of peace. It won't change the game much.
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Aaron Wall
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Oh, I've tried. They come up with "You can't walk through a closed door."

I respond by closing a door, walking up to it, and opening it and say "Look I just walked through a closed door." And again they come up with something silly.

It's like they don't want to listen to reason. But if more people respond and I show them this, maybe they'll listen.
 
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It's just the artist's rendition. Those two doors in the Hall have been open since 1948 and an artist's inaccurate drawing of them cannot close them.

Having them closed would change the game considerably if you're playing the old 1-die rules. With the new 2-dice rules you're less likely to be left in the hallway in any case, so it might not matter as much. If these people don't know the doors of Clue, they're obviously not hardcore Clue players, so it should be easy to just move them on to more modern games and avoid the argument altogether.
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My guess is that you were winning, so they had to find a way to "shut" you down

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Aaron Wall
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BoardsAndBits wrote:
My guess is that you were winning, so they had to find a way to "shut" you down ;)

Tom


I like the pun, and yeah I was basically winning. I was just about to accuse and win when they said I couldn't go through that door. Oddly enough, up to that point they had no problem with me going through other doors on the board that looked closed.
 
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Tell them that you're the Overlord and that they are Rune-locked doors that they cannot open until they slay the Named master monster for that level. However, since YOU are the Overlord, you can open them for 2 movement points.
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The doors are clear on these maps:
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Maybe you should point them to the FAQ: http://www.cluedofan.com/faq.htm

which says, among other things:
"""
# Can I only enter through a doorway where the door is open / ajar?

This seems to be a confusion that the images in the later versions of the board has caused. You can go through any of the doorways (i.e. where there is no wall / window) whether the door is open or shut.
"""

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Gecko23 wrote:
Maybe you should point them to the FAQ: http://www.cluedofan.com/faq.htm

which says, among other things:
"""
# Can I only enter through a doorway where the door is open / ajar?

This seems to be a confusion that the images in the later versions of the board has caused. You can go through any of the doorways (i.e. where there is no wall / window) whether the door is open or shut.
"""


Damn artists...can't live with'em and can't kill'em!

Tom
 
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