Board Games & Card Games : How to Play Clue


Hi, my name is Charles, and I’m here to tell
you how to play the game of Clue. Now, this
has actually been around for a long time,
but it’s a great game, and the first thing
you need to do is set up the board. It’s very
easy, because each of the different characters
is a color, and so, you know, Mrs. Peacock
is sort of peacock colored, and Mr. Green
is green. You also have cards for each of
the different parts of the game. For example,
you have all of these rooms which are represented
by cards. You have a bunch of different weapons
which are, again, cards, and then the characters.
And the first thing you do is is separate
them and shuffle them thoroughly, and then
you pick one of each card and set it aside.
Now, one of the important things about this
game is that you you need at least three players,
because after you’re done with that you take
the remaining cards and you shuffle them thoroughly,
and you deal them out to all of the players
so that each of the players has a a number
of different rooms, weapons, and suspects
that they know didn’t commit the murder. The
suspect, the weapon, and the room that were
all involved in the murder go into this envelope
and are placed in the middle of the board.
Now, once these are all dealt out you give
each player their own stack of cards and each
player has a checklist that lists all of the
suspects, the weapons, and the rooms. They
go through and check off any of the ones that
they have in their hand, so for example, if
I was to look at mine; ooh, I got a lot of
rooms, I go through and say okay, no library,
no dining room, no hall, no study, no lead
pipe, and Mrs. Peacock is in the clear. Now,
since my character is Mrs. White, I’m sitting
closest to Mrs. White, what you do at that
point is you take a die, two dies, and you
roll them. The idea is, one, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, and then the next player
would go, but let’s just say for the sake
of argument, one, two, three, four, eight;
okay, I’m in the ballroom. I would say I think
that it was done in the ballroom with, I don’t
know, the candlestick, and I think it was
done by Mrs. Peacock. Now, I know for sure
that Mrs. Peacock is innocent, so what I’m
looking for is if somebody else has either
the ballroom or the candlestick. So, one player,
for example, would take a look at their cards
and they would find the candlestick, and they
would show me that card. They wouldn’t show
the card to any of the other players, just
to me. And then I would be able to mark off
the candlestick. Eventually, I’m going to
narrow it down to the point where I can guess
what’s in this stack. If I guess what’s in
this stack, and I’m right I win the game.
If I’m wrong I lose. And that is how you play
Clue.

100 thoughts on “Board Games & Card Games : How to Play Clue

  1. As teenagers playing this game we always snickered when someone made the suggestion," Mrs. White did it in the ballroom with the candlestick!!!"

  2. @Supertoadrich You go clockwise around the room, seeing if they have a card. Once someone does none of the other players have to show anything.

  3. the clue board game i got had intrigue cards and i don't know how to use them…

  4. @eyad626 Because cluedo is too complicated for americans, thats why they call it clue, while everyone else calls it cluedo.

  5. @eyad626 are you english or in an english speaking country well its called cluedo there

  6. Thank you! I need this video! ^w^

    Now my siblings and I can finally enjoy this game!

  7. Wow! All these rules I'm reading. And this guy clarifies it in less than 4 minutes. Thank you!

  8. This game is too easy btw i always loved about this game the fact that u have to guess the murder weapon was he shot or stabbed i really cant tell lol

  9. Do you lose immediately if you make the wrong guess and how do you know how to move around?

  10. In the UK its called Cluedo and I love this game only played it twice because my family didnt get the game but I loved it Wished I still had it!

  11. what happens if your character is involved in a rumor??? Do you have to stay in that room until the game ends?????????

  12. @liquidus2172 i see what you did there but ya me 2 idk how to yet lol

  13. in every country except for america it's called cluedo xD (atleast i think so)

  14. LOL, His name's Charles & He kinda lookz like Charles Trippy!

  15. is there any tutorial for the cluedo game card version? thanks.

  16. Have you ever used falling blocks in tetromino game to make the figure as letter, number, geometry.?

  17. All the players are detectvies, but you can only make a guess (or in game terms "a suggestion") if you are in a room – a guess/suggestion is stating the weapon and who commited the murder in the room you are in. Once you think you know who, with what and where, you make an accusation on your turn. If you are right, you win. If not, you cannot win, roll the dices, or make a guess, but you can still participate by show your cards (or not) when the other players make a guess/suggestion.

  18. Thats really mean and hurtful to people maybe you should think about what you just typed before you post it.Just sayin…

  19. Yes, you lose immediately. You move by how many blocks you can take by rolling the dice.

  20. Can you make a tutorial for CLUEDO JUNIOR please? Im trying to teach my kids how to play it, but i have no CLUE how to play it myself lolz :/

  21. This is an awesome game!!! love playing it. I play it whenever I feel i am bored. I have played it around 50 to 60 times

  22. What edition is that Clue game? I really like the board and pieces.

  23. If you guess whats in the final envelope, who checks it to make sure you're wrong? or are you at the point that it has to be the correct answer? I used to play this as a child with my siblings, it's a lot of fun. board games ware pretty great

  24. It could be another person that is not playing the game. But if there's no one who can do it, the player who makes the accusation will be the one who will check the envelope. If the player is right, he/she has to show the three cards to the other players to proove his/her accusation is correct. If the player is wrong, he/she has to put them again in the envelope and the game is over for this player and then he/she can say if the acussation of another player is right or wrong.

  25. 2013 and I barely Google how to play. Thank you for the video hahah now my 6 year old and my wife and I can play.

  26. lol as a kid, we played street hockey, played baseball, played football (not a league) , went exploring….. played monopoly clue risk and 13 dead end drive. shit was kickin.

  27. People in the UK are not as smart as they are in the United States. This is why people never wanted to play with you.

  28. Thank you so much for this tutorial. The travel version of the game doesn't have hardly any instructions. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I have an 8 year old so I had to have the full instructions beforehand. Very helpful!

  29. you are such a good shuffler! every single time I try, the cards just fly up and i have to pick them all u.

  30. I'm sad… I've always wanted to play Clue, but never understood how.

    Thanks to your demo, I actually do understand how to play, but… I'm afraid I find it kind of boring. Oh, the irony. But yes, great job in explaining the game!

  31. I am 54 and remember playing this game as a very small child. Some people thought me kind of a weird kid but I had to sit down and figure out the "perfect" method for elimination of possibilities. In other words, found the finite limit of strategy in the game. The problem was once I explained the method to all the other kids in the neighborhood and showed them how to do it, playing the game became pointless. I didn't think about it at the time but later as an adult I thought, "what morbid game." I mean, Mr. Mustard, with the pipe in the library? A lead pipe? Oh right. Uh… that weapon that leaves blood and brains splattered all over the walls.

  32. If anyone doesn't know how to play Clue yet, you can watch my How to play Clue video. It has a sample gameplay so it's better for you to understand how to play.

  33. So from what I understand, the little weapon game pieces (not the cards, but the plastic pieces) are completely unnecessary to play the game, the rules say when your guessing, you have to pick up the piece of the weapon your guessing and put it in the room with you, but really they serve no purpose other then reminding other players what your guess was, would I be correct in saying this?

  34. nice simple instructions. never played it and im nearly 40 lol. never had a 3rd brother. great video!!!

  35. So what happens when you move Peacock to the kitchen, your accusation isn't right, and it's another player's (whose character is Peacock) turn? Do they move from the room you put them in or…???

  36. I can solve a clue while in the background without looking at cards! It was fun to try with my siblings and friend today.

  37. okay, so I have a few questions.
    How would you ever know who the character is? Do they only show room and weapon cards to prove those aren't involved?
    What would you do when you get to a room and find out it's the room, do you just stay there, or would you kinda leave to not give away that it's the room?
    I think that's it..

  38. THANK YOU SO MUCH, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT, I GOT THIS GAME FOR CHRISTMAS AND MY BOTHERS SAID WHAT A WASTE OF TIME GETTING THIS GAME!

  39. You can play with 2 people. A newer version has you placing a few of the cards onto rooms that are only revealed when a player goes to that room to help it take longer to solve.

  40. 2:18 you say "a die" "you take two dice" It is the other way round😂

  41. Cool video! I have a question tho. If i make an accusation and say that the murderer used a knife and the person with the knife card showed it to me (only me), then everyone would obviously know that the knife wasn't used and would mark it their cards. So, Why showing the card only to me then?

  42. Ten years later, I'm learning how to play clue…. again. thanks for this video.

  43. Are these the original rules? Because that's now how I learned to play at all. We don't ever move tokens, we simply ask one player when we are in a room, not all 3.

  44. 3:00 "so one player, for example, would take a look at their cards and they would find a candlestick"…. when you say "one player", which palyer? Each one (each player) in a clockwise direction would show you one card if they have it or how? How many cards are you supposed or allowed to see per one guess?

    I'm confused "tearing out hair"

  45. Very good short video explaining the game. Many other videos on YouTube are much longer.

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