Over this past weekend, my family insisted that we play some board games. I’ve played these games hundreds of times before and was getting myself prepared for what I thought would be a boring time. But instead of bringing out one of the old games from the closet, my daughter brought out a brand new game she had just bought from a department store. However, it wasn’t really so new at all. The name of the game was a familiar one but the rules had been changed to make it more interesting.
The game was “Clue.” Apparently Clue has been updated to make the characters and the gameplay a little more interesting. They’ve added more weapons, chance cards and a few other twists that were not in the original. A quick look at the copyright date on the game box showed the prior version was released in 1996. The latest version was released in 2008. A lot changed in 12 years. I am so glad they changed it. Our family had a great time playing the new version of Clue.
I wonder how many other games have gone through a similar kind of facelift.