There's A 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Version Of Cluedo For This Year's Festivities
What's Christmas about, really? Is it about presents? No. Is it about a succulent turkey roast dinner? Nah. Is it about seeing family? Absolutely fucking not. It's about drinking too much beer and Baileys, getting out the board games and getting into a full scale family dispute because your cousin is a dolt who can't understand simple rules and your auntie is far too drunk.
That's what it's all about.
Every year a plethora of new games come out and we all can't wait to try them, cheerfully forgetting the inevitability of a row as soon as someone fails to roll a six for the millionth time. This is sure to be the case with the new Nightmare Before Christmas Clue - or Cluedo, if you're British.
It may or may not ruin your Christmas day. Credit: Amazon
I mean, it's essentially the same as the original mystery game, with a few tweaks, but it's themed, and that's cool.
It's not the usual murder mystery, where you try to determine whether Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Reverend Green, Colonel Mustard or Mrs White is the killer. No, in this rather more wholesome version of the game, Sandy Claws has been kidnapped.
The aim is to assess the suspects - Jack Skellington, Ooogie Boogie, Sally, Dr Finkelstein, Two-Faced Mayor and the trio of Lock, Shock and Barrel - and work out whether they used the Zombie Duck, Bathtub, Present, Wreath, Frog's Breath or Bear Trap to complete the kidnapping, Daily Dot reports.
Of course, the idea is to save Christmas, which in the context of the game is possible, but in the context of you having a nice time with your family despite arguments over whose turn it is, might prove fairly hard.
The Tim Burton like universe the game is set in. Credit: Amazon
If you've ever played Cluedo/Clue before then you'll know it's up there with Monopoly for board flipping, the go-to anger relief method when it comes to board games. And of course there are plenty of other versions of Clue(do), many of which take on the theme of popular TV shows or films, all with loosely the same premise.
Anyway, if you're dying to play it, you can buy it on Amazon for $29.99 (£22.85).
It does come with a warning, however - there are small parts, so it's not ideal for small children. Unless of course you want to rush to A&E on Christmas Day and explain why your kid has a miniature bathtub stuck in his throat.
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