Manilla envelopes (9”X 12”)--enough for one envelope for each team of two to three
guests (depending on the number of total guests)
Card stock (white-if color printer available--colored card stock is another option)--to
print the Modified Clue cards
Printer (preferably color)
Optional: Confidential or Top Secret Stamp for envelopes (if you have access to one;
printing large words and gluing to envelope works equally as well)
See example of Detective Note sheets...can be recreated to meet your suspect list,
weapons, and room list.
I used a Microsoft Power Point table to make cards.
--Make your name character name selections...we used the standard six Clue Characters
and added Miss Peach
--Make your weapon list...the weapon list we used was changed to make it more child
--Make your room list specific to your house...
Our Weapon list included...
a flashlight for the candle stick
swim noodle in place of the lead pipe
jump rope for rope
toy knife from kid kitchen for the knife
a plastic wrench from kid tool box
water pistol for gun
Our Room list included...
Kitchen--main part of kitchen
Dining Room--kitchen table (our dining room is our den)
Front Hall--that one is obvious
Lavatory--instead of Conservatory--we chose basement bathroom but 1/2 bath could
work as well
Ball Room--we blew up balloons and put them in the TV viewing portion of our finished
Ping-Pong Room--in place of Billiard Room--this is also in our basement
Recommendation: a sign for each room posted some where in view to name the room
for the party. Helps guests not as familiar with your house.
Before putting Clue cards into envelope--sort into piles by category... rooms, weapons,
and suspects. Mix only the weapons pile up together then take one from the pile
and put it into a separate envelope. Do the same for the suspects and then for the
rooms.In that envelope make sure there are only three cards (don't look if you would
like it to be a surprise for you too!). Put that envelope aside.
In an envelope for each team, divide the rest of the cards.
You can label it "TOP SECRET!" and put it up where no one can reach it...but perhaps
can still see it.
Then mix the rest of the cards together. Put several into each team envelope depending
on the number of players that you have. Leave some for ALL players to see and mark
on their Detective Note sheet (the game can get a tad long without this option).
When you are ready to play the game, have the guests get into teams or you pick
teams. Give each team number. This will help when teams need to show cards to another
team, so you know who shows to whom. (For example: Team #1 will make a suggestion
and ask Team #2 if they have any of their selections. If they do Team#2 will need
to show Team #1 one card they have...if they do not have any cards, then the play
continues to Team #3 to show any cards they might have to Team #1. On Team #2's
turn, Team #2 will start by asking Team #3. And on Team#3's turn, Team #3 will start
by asking Team #1. It is harder to keep track when you are moving around the house
vs. sitting at the table in a regular game. ) Teams should record information on
Detective Notes record sheets.
The modified house game is played just like the CLUE game, but the guests move from
room to room where they want to make a suggestion or accusation. (No dice is needed).
The actual person "in character" should stand up in the room with the selected "weapon"
for others to see...just like in the game just using real people and "weapons."
Making Accusations is the same as the game. If the Team wishing to make an Accusation
is correct they win the game. If they are not correct, then they are out of the
game, and the game continues until a Team selects the correct suspect, weapon, and