Clue

When not shoveling snow or being pelted by snowballs, the cold weather has given me more time for indoor family fun.

"Indoor family fun" is an umbrella term I use to describe any activity that keeps those kiddos busy and not fighting.

So, we have lots of board games available.

My only restrictions are no Monopoly (boring and even shortened versions involve too much time) or Risk (same complaint as Monopoly).

As such the classic crime game of Clue is a popular choice.




The other day during a contested match of Clue, little girl announced she was ready to solve the case.

"It was Professor Plum in the Conservatory with the candlestick!"

Annoyed that his sister had just won, older brother said:

"No, no, no, no. It was Colonel Mustard in the garden tub with oversized rolls of toilet paper. Mustard then fled on foot into the Library, and was able to hide there for days because no one reads books anymore. He finally turned himself in after his iPhone lost charge and he could no longer check his Facebook and Twitter accounts."

Nothing like frigid temperatures and quality time with the siblings to spark a teen's creative mind, eh?

13 comments:

lisa said...

and was able to hide there for days because no one reads books anymore. He finally turned himself in after his iPhone lost charge and he could no longer check his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Oh my goodness, that is brilliant! I think he has a future as a profiler. :-) Let's hope for a short, mild winter!

Brian Miller said...

nice....we play a lot of games...clue is one we have wanted to play with the boys but have not...might need to talk to santa about that....

messymimi said...

A clever and creative comeback, and good for you and your family, spending time this way.

Pat Hatt said...

lol no social media, the poor guy had to turn himself in or go insane

ladyfi said...

Ha ha - very creative! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

Hilary said...

Too funny. And a nice touch of modern thinking with this old fashioned game. Family game time is a lovely idea.

Pia said...

Hi! OMG! It has been a while. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Glad to see you again.

Maxi said...

Oh yeah slam, nothin' like modern technology.
blessings ~ maxi

Carma Sez said...

I agree re: Monopoly (snoooooze) - when your kids get a little older, my son, a teen, still loves to play PayDay - plus it teaches some nice money lessons while having fun

Slamdunk said...

@ Carma: Oh, I forgot about Pay Day--that is one I'll have to find again.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Personally, I prefer SCRABBLE...with only KLINGON words used.
Now THAT is a challenge...LOL.

Theme versions of that game can be fun (only car parts, sound effect words, military/police slang, etc.)

I'm STILL looking for a copy of GHETTOPOLY (REAL hard to find at a decent price), but I DO have a copy of "The Godfather Game" (still a hoot AND in the original "violin case box")

Happy Gaming out there.

terri said...

I personally hate Monopoly and Risk. Not sure I've actually ever seen either game through to the end.

Your son has a phenomenal sense of humor. I love that Colonel Mustard used oversized rolls of toilet paper to commit his crime! Death by toilet paper. That is hysterical!

JJ.in.Phila said...

I use to play a war game using the Battle of the Bulge, in keeping with the season.