The card with the mystery in question is placed in the clue revealer sleeve with the door closed. Object Of The Game The first player to correctly guess who ate the cake, with what drink and at what time is declared the winner. The game features the names of some real pirates, like Blackbeard and Black Bart, among others. If they do not match, that player is out of the game and play continues. The Suspects: Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Even though the game says ages 5 to 8, I found my 5 year old need help to make deductions.
So, when my daughter got as a birthday gift, I was prepared to dislike it from the start. Like the adult version, Clue Jr. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site. You must stop moving the pawn before it passes or lands on another character pawn. When you land on a white space, look under the character pawn that you moved. Look inside and record your findings on your notepad, then remain on that space until your next turn. The picture to the left was obtained from Hasbro's website.
If a player rolls a number, he advances that many spaces. The theme of the game is obvious from the title. A footprint space means your turn is over and you may not look under any pawns. Without looking at it, place the time base at the centre of the board. Players are to use their Detective sheet to keep track of their clues and help in their deduction. Place a single pawn inside each base, then distribute the pawns to their designated areas on the board. A red magnifying glass enables players to read the clues on the mystery wheel.
They are then placed in their starting spots and when the chance is given, players look at the bottom of the target yellow base and record what drink they find. The player then secretly checks the two bases in the middle of the gameboard and the base of the character they accused. Distribute the bases to their designated rooms on the board. Then you take the two blank yellow bases, mix them all up and place the furniture into the bases. Much of your decisions about which board games you play with your children are going to be extremely personal. Landing on yellow allows a player to look at the clue associated with that room. The board retains the standard Clue Mansion layout without seeming to modernize it which gives a nostalgic feel without feeling outdated.
My daughter likes to pla , and she had a knack for it at a young age. Whoever can find the person who ate it, when they did it, and what they had to drink with it will crack the case and become the master detective! In the simple version, players must figure out who took the prizes and when they were taken. While a child is enjoying the challenge of solving the mystery, he is also developing memory and deductive reasoning skills. One of the things I think is absolutely clever is the mechanic that is used to determine who ate the cake and where it was eaten. A few good rolls can give a player the chance to peak under several bases early and build a good case. A player may make an accusation at the end of their turn.
Find the clues to find out who stole the cake and ate it, too! If players land on a space already occupied, the space is skipped or players can choose to wait to peer into the room on the game board. Several versions of the game exist and all of them follow the original Clue Jr. Peacock, Professor Plum The Drinks: Apple Juice, Chocolate Milk, Cola, Water, Lemonade The Locations: Chair, Dining Table, Piano, Planter, Pool Table, Desk The Times: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 Notepad Hasbro has finally made a decent Clue Jr. My oldest is 5, so it might be a few years, but I am glad to see from your review that it plays a good deal like it's big brother. Game pieces include white and yellow bases and a special die. If you are right, you win! This game has a special die with numbers and images. Place a furniture pawn inside each drink and yellow base.
That edition is called Clue Junior: Case of the Missing Cake. If the guess is correct, the player wins the game. Unlike other Junior game versions, this version has kept all the elements that make great and is playable by younger children ages 5 to 8. You might give one of the Clue Junior editions a try, see how your kid likes it, and maybe even get them started on the actual Clue board game a little early. Many of the games are out of print, but they can still be found on and online auction sites, as well as thrift stores and second-hand toy stores. When a player lands on a ride he can secretly look at the clue located there. Unlike most board games targeting the younger demographic, Clue Jr.
The goal is to find out which pet is missing, where the missing pet is, who took the missing pet in the first place. This game play includes Secret Paths, which work like the Secret Passage Stairways in the original game. Instead of cards, the clues are on the bottom of the white and yellow bases with one or two blank bases thrown in to make it slightly harder. I picked this up from Goodwill today, complete save for one furniture pawn piece. My daughters caught on pretty quick.
One interesting and fun note is that the player who last ate a piece of cake is allowed the first turn! When you look under a furniture pawn, mark off the piece of furniture on your sheet. It was an early photograph of the game before release. Or did Colonel Mustard do it at 4:00 with a glass of lemonade? Players begin by choosing a mover or player base and placing it onto the matching color on the game board. As a detective playing one of the suspects, one must search the various rooms of the mansion in order to find out whodunit. Published By: For 3 to 6 players Clue Jr. The Case of the Missing Cake is an exciting problem-solving adventure that kids love! Mix the remaining drink bases with the two yellow bases. When the game starts, players use the mystery wheel to choose a suspect, a pet, and a location.