What’s your favorite board game? Mine is Clue! I also love the 1985 movie with Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd. In fact, the night after we moved into our house, Clue was the first movie that we watched along with a fire in our very own fireplace.
Every year we host some type of Halloween gathering, whether it be a full-blown party, dinner, movie night or craft party. When we have a party I like to have some sort of open game when people come in to encourage them to mingle and explore the house and the different activities in certain rooms. The best way I have found to do this is to have a hunt!
A couple years ago I came up with a Clue-themed hunt and it was a big hit. I’ve decided to spruce up the game materials a bit and offer them to you for free!
What You Will Need
First and foremost you will need my FREE printable game materials which includes: Suspect Invitations, Evidence Tags, and Game Sheets.
You can download the printable pdfs in my Free Resource Library. You will need a password to enter, if you do not yet have one please fill out the form below for instant access.
Optional Game Props
You can absolutely play this game with just the printable materials and a few pens and not have to buy anything BUT adding props does make it more authentic. You may even have most of the items needed in your home already!
NOTE: If you choose not to include props, use the included evidence tags alone. If you ARE using the props – attach the evidence tags so your players will know that the item they are looking at is part of the game!
How To Play
- Download my printable game materials. As everyone’s home is different I have left the rooms portion blank with customizable fields that you can fill out in acrobat before printing.
- Print out the game materials, make sure to print out enough game cards for all your guests. Cut as needed. I recommend using card stock for the invitations and evidence tags if you have it, but plain printer paper is fine too.
- Remove an invitation, weapon/evidence tag, and choose a room you WILL NOT be placing items in. This is your Murder, Weapon, and Crime Scene for the solution!
- Place the remaining items in the remaining rooms from your custom list. I suggest placing them in places that guests can find without opening or moving any of your belongings, but don’t make it too obvious.
- Set out the game cards and pens for players to grab when they arrive at your party. Give them a low-down of the rules and send them searching!
- It’s up to you if you want to provide a prize or just offer bragging rights. This is a great game for parties or game nights to keep people occupied as everyone is arriving.