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Clue: The Classic Mystery Game

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Classic mystery game pushes in-app purchases.

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This old-school favorite translates well to the digital version, as long as you understand the basic rules. Clue: The Classic Mystery Game plays just like the board game, but with many actions automated for you. For example, the cards in your hand are automatically crossed out on your notepad to make it easier to detect the murderer. Those who have never played before may find it all a bit confusing, as the tutorial doesn't explain very much, and the help option is tucked away in the settings menu. But since you can't move to the wrong room or select an inappropriate card, those who just play along will likely figure most of it out.

It would be nice to have a few more characters unlocked with the paid game, especially where it would add to the diversity of options. And overall the presentation of the in-app purchases feels heavy-handed for a paid app. You're frequently presented with a new board or character, knowing that you're being asked to shell out more cash just to access this new content. But if you grew up with a sibling who loved to cheat, the digital version of Clue: The Classic Mystery Game might offer you the retribution you've been longing for.

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