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Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date Played: September 24, 2022
Team Size: 2-8; we recommend 3-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $24.99 to $44.99 per player depending on player count
Game Breakage: One element was out of commission, but was clearly marked and handled well.
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
Breakout Games’ CLUE was a fantastic implementation of the original board game, keeping true to the slapstick humor and deduction we’ve loved for years. With incredibly family friendly nature, CLUE delivered an experience true to the original mechanics by implementing an overarching deduction meta-puzzle to stop the murder from ever happening.
Breakout threw everything but the kitchen sink into this experience, with numerous callbacks to the board game and great set design. The attention to detail and the high tolerance for alternate puzzle solutions shined. With the high quality of many of the puzzles, interactions, and characters, there was only one run down and out of place puzzle that could easily be swapped for something more charming.
The space felt larger than it was due to placement of doors within the set as well as the narrative incorporation of other rooms within the vast mansion. This space was decadent until it wasn’t – CLUE showed us inaccessible parts of the mansion that were much more lush and polished than the game space, making the set feel worse in comparison.
We’d like to think that every time someone wins Breakout’s CLUE, someone doesn’t open the board game, as we, the players, have stopped the murder from actually happening in the first place.
CLUE is a great option for a family fun experience at the Breakout locations that offer it in their lineup.Continue reading “Breakout Games – CLUE [Review]”