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Cluedo gets make-over to reflect celebrity-obsessed modern culture The classic board game Cluedo has been dragged into the celebrity obsessed 21st century after marketing men decided to kill off the much-loved traditional version. Out go the original characters such as Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum, to be replaced by a movie star, an ageing footballer turned pundit and a billionaire video game designer. No longer will the characters be able to carry out murder in the billiard room with a leadpipe because that scenario is now considered too old fashioned. Instead they will have to "do-in" their victims with a baseball bat in the spa. Marketing chiefs at the American toy giant Hasbro decided that the murder-solving game, launched in 1949 by a clerk from Birmingham, was now too stuffy for modern tastes. They are keeping the old surnames but are giving them Christian names and changing their professions to appeal to a more modern informal world. Replacements include film star Kasandra Scarlett, footie pundit Jack Mustard and video-game billionaire Victor Plum. The house has been turned from a stately home into a Roman Abramovich-style mansion with a boardroom and spa instead of a library and ballroom. New murder weapons include a dumbbell, an axe and a baseball bat have been introduced that will replace the leadpiping and spanner. The dagger remains but it is now called a knife.
"Help The Beaver Build A Dam". It's a sure-fire winner! 
I heard that a stick got into the favorite toys of all times list. Quite right to.
AQuote from: Make it Lady on 14/12/2008 21:13:16I heard that a stick got into the favorite toys of all times list. Quite right to.As some of us are now officially FOGs - shouldn't that be: Quite right too?
July 24, 2008 11:22 AM PDT 'Scrabble' maker Hasbro sues over 'Scrabulous'This is the lawsuit we all knew was coming: Hasbro, which sells the Scrabble board game, has sued to shut down the wildly popular knockoff on Facebook called Scrabulous. Hasbro on Thursday filed a copyright and trademark lawsuit in New York against the creators of the ad-supported Scrabulous application, which boasts an astonishing half-million daily users.
For successful boardgames, look no further than Scrabble(C), which has reached its 60th birthday. Scrabble is currently produced in 29 different languages. The latest is the Welsh language Scrabble introduced in 2006 - The board is 18ft wide and contains no vowels at all. [)]
What about a science based board game? To progress in the game you have to answer a question from a question card like "Why is the sky blue", or "How is the energy of a given mass calculated?" The cards might have to be pretty big to fit the answer underneath
Quote from: Madidus_Scientia on 16/12/2008 14:23:33What about a science based board game? To progress in the game you have to answer a question from a question card like "Why is the sky blue", or "How is the energy of a given mass calculated?" The cards might have to be pretty big to fit the answer underneath The correctly answered cards could be removed from a board to reveal part of the nakedscientist beneath, like those promotional displays with bags of peanuts covering a large photo of a nude model.
Maybe use the cards to cover the image of a nakedscientist rather than reveal it. 
...like those promotional displays with bags of peanuts covering a large photo of a nude model.
what about scratch and sniff, top trumps?
Quote from: Paul. on 17/12/2008 08:33:57what about scratch and sniff, top trumps?I always thought that that would lend itself well to certain types of magazine....