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Comic 306 - Winning at any cost

Posted on Wednesday, the 23rd of May at 12:00 AM, 2018 in 2018

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DanVzare Wed, 23. May 12:00 AM, 2018 edit delete
Why is Cluedo called Clue in America?
Ok, I know the reason is supposedly because Ludo isn't popular in America, so no one would get the reference. But I didn't understand that it was referencing Ludo (of even what Ludo was) until I was in my teens. You definitely don't need to change a name just because you don't think people would get the reference.

Also Cluedo just rolls off the tongue better, and actually sounds like an actual name. But "Clue" sounds like you started a sentence and then suddenly got distracted by something else.

Not only that, but Cluedo matches with the names of other board games, such as Monopoly and Risk. A kid doesn't know what Monopoly means, other than it having a lot of O's and being fun to say. And Risk is a pretty stupid name for any board game. I'm fairly sure ALL board games include risks of some kind.

So just call it Cluedo. It sounds better, it looks better, it makes no sense (much like the game itself if you think about). It's a really good name. Plus it's its original name. And I always prefer the original names. For example, WHY WAS ZOOTOPIA RENAMED ZOOTROPOLIS IN ENGLAND!!! Zootopia actually makes sense in the context of the film, since the place was supposed to be a utopia for animals! Not only that, but it's a very good pun (or is it word play) since "Zoo" kind of sounds like "U".
Zootropolis on the other hand is just a stupid attempt at trying to combine the words "Zoo" and "Metropolis"! WHY?!?

But I digress. Cluedo is a pretty fun game. Too bad the only time they tried to update the game, was met with a ridiculous amount of controversy. Time has moved on people! And the mechanics of old board games have long since become dated! And if companies continue to insist on selling the exact same board games year after year, at least let them update them!

Which brings me to my next problem. Why are the exact same board games from sixty years ago, still being sold today?
Could you imagine if the same was true of video games, and the only games you ever saw in stores were Pong, Space Invaders, and Pac Man, with any new games being resigned to ridiculous prices in hard to find hobbyist shops?
And people wonder why board games aren't very popular nowadays.


Geeky Meerkat Tue, 29. May 6:21 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
Wait what? Cluedo is a better name than Clue? It doesn't match better with the names of other board games... those games are named after real words. Monopoly, Risk, Sorry, and Trouble.

But if Cluedo is a better name, let's go with Monopolydo, Riskdo, Sorrydo, and Troubledo.

DanVzare Tue, 29. May 12:06 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Well I can't argue with that. Other board games do use proper words.

But the names Monopolydo, Riskdo, Sorrydo, and Troubledo, do so sound better than their current titles. So yeah, I think we should go with those titles. :)

Now that I've thought about it a bit more though, I think Cluedo should be renamed to Cluedoe, so there's no ambiguity in how it's pronounced. Because if anyone says Cluedoo, than I would much rather it just be called Clue!