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MSNBC just put out this news segment on the popularity of the traditional boardgames like Clue, and interviews one of the Hasbro people behind the new edition of the game:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/28327950#28327950

I wonder what these Clue players would think of Euro-games?
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Well, if you look closely, you'll see that they have a copy of Sleuth with them as well. It's a Sackson, so they're not completely "clueless". They also appear to be at a gaming convention, so I'd say that they just *happened* to be playing Clue and that's what the TV station zeroed in on.
 
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I think they would have the same reaction I had and many others I have known. I have heard more than one person say; "I didn't know games like this existed", referring to Eurogames. It is sad that there are literally millions of American gamers out there that only know of Clue, Monopoly, Life, Scrabble, and a gazillion party games...
 
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Thanks for the link.

It's a cute little piece.

But here's the thing (and this is my standard comment about a LOT of things that get "facelifts" or updates of any kind): The old games are going nowhere. You can find innumerable copies of 'Clue' on ebay or in your local charity shop/thrift store. To the day you die, you'll be able to accuse "Colonel Mustard" of doing it with "the candlestick" in "the Conservatory".

My feeling is that if the update attracts new people to the game table, so be it! Perhaps the family playing this new version on Christmas Day will be playing "Settlers Of Catan" by Easter!

~S
 
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Thosw wrote:
Well, if you look closely, you'll see that they have a copy of Sleuth with them as well. It's a Sackson, so they're not completely "clueless". They also appear to be at a gaming convention, so I'd say that they just *happened* to be playing Clue and that's what the TV station zeroed in on.


Probably more like the filming crew recognized the game and figured audiences would, too.

Lest we hear a reporter butcher names like "Settlers of Cay-tan" (rhyming with Satan), or "Ay-gree-cola".

EDIT: On second viewing, it actually looks like they're playing at a cafeteria or a public building of some type. They probably have Sleuth there because they have an interest in mystery-style games, rather than gaming in general.
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Stephen Baker, the Hasbro guy, sounded English to me, not just a Brit but ein Englander. Somebody should find him and talk to him. By the way, his points about the updates sounded reasonable to me.

And who was that sound-bite man on Wall Street? They dragged him outside for a three second clip.
 
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