There's a Downton Abbey Version of Clue, and We Want To Play
We’re making a visit to the board game aisle, stat.
If you want to add some British-period-drama flair to your weekly board game night, then you should direct your attention to this Downton Abbey-themed version of Clue. According to Amazon, the board game is “a twist on the classic mystery board game inspired by the hit series Downton Abbey.”
The premise of the game is a whodunit set in the world of the acclaimed Masterpiece on PBS television series. The caper goes like this: A valuable object has been stolen, but the identity of the thief is a mystery, and Downton’s own Mr. Carson needs the help of the players to solve the mystery. Players also have to uncover which item from the world of Downton has been stolen. Is it the pocket watch? The bow tie? Or maybe it’s the lavender loaf, typewriter, pantry key, or telephone. Players also get to move through the game as their favorite characters, including Lord Grantham, Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess, John Bates, Mrs. Hughes, or Tom Branson.
Amazon describes the board game this way, “While at a Crawley family dinner party, Mr. Carson realizes something was stolen and he needs help solving the mystery. […] Players ask questions about who did the crime, what object was stolen, and where it was hidden. […] Players mark their pads and narrow down the possibilities as other players show their cards. Ready for an accusation? Check Mr. Carson's envelope to see if it's correct to win the game.” The game is made for 2-6 players, but it can also be played in teams.
Did Lady Mary steal Lady Edith’s typewriter and hide it in the pantry? Make your guesses to find out, and treat yourself to an episode of Downton Abbey when you’re done. The game is fun for Downton fans and Clue fans alike, as well as those who are new to both the series and the game. It also makes a very special holiday gift for loved ones who can’t get enough of the world of Downton Abbey.
BUY IT: $19.99, amazon.com
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What’s your go-to board game for game nights with your family? Will you be ordering this Downton Abbey version of Clue?