Classic board game Cluedo returns – but with a modern, escape room twist

The family favourite board game, Cluedo, has returned just in time for Halloween – but with a modern, escape room twist.

With Brits gearing up to celebrate the spooky season, the classic murder mystery game has been brought up to date for a new generation of players.

Cluedo Escape: Treachery at Tudor Mansion, features the familiar characters and story of the original – but tweaks the formula by adding the fun of the modern escape room craze to the gameplay.

Described as an “immersive, cinematic, single-play experience”, Cluedo Escape players move their pieces around a gameboard that's built room-by-room as they draw cards, solve puzzles, unlock new rooms, and use deduction to uncover clues that can be used to make an accusation only after escaping the house.

Andrea Lester, spokeswoman for global play and entertainment company Hasbro, said: “Cluedo Escape: Treachery at Tudor Mansion combines the best aspects of the classic murder mystery with modern gameplay practices, to create our most immersive whodunnit to date.

“We want people around the UK to experience it to its full this Halloween in locations that incarnate Mr Black's famous country retreat.”

To mark the release, the game's makers are offering murder mystery fans the chance to escape to one of three luxurious Tudor mansions – Rothley Lakehouse in Northumberland, the Grade I listed Horton Court in Gloucestershire, and Selworthy Farmhouse in Somerset.

Each house will come equipped with a Cluedo Escape game, and rooms will be kitted out with a selection of luxury Cluedo-themed props. Winners are unlikely to want to escape.

With the murder mystery genre enjoying renewed popularity, thanks to Hollywood films like Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and the newly published Agatha Christie biography by Lucy Worsley, demand will be high.

To register, Cluedo fans are invited to check out cluedoescapes.co.uk before the competition goes live on October 10 at 12pm.

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