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If you have a group that is smaller than 25 kids and want something with “killer” fun, this event is for you!

What you need:
7 adults to play the 7 characters from the movie/game Clue (yes, there's a movie!). The 7 characters are Miss Scarlet, Col. Mustard, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Prof. Plum, Mrs. Whyte and Wadsworth the butler (since Wadsworth is just the host of the evening, it's probably best that you play him). It's really important that the characters are dressed for the part; it just makes it that much better!

How to set up:
Prior to the evening's start, you need to decide the “who,” “with what,” “when,” “where,” “why,” and “how” of the murder. Then have the adults arrive earlier than the kids and give each character one clue. For example, Miss Scarlet might know the "who" but nothing else, and Prof. Plum might know the "how," but nothing else. Then set each adult in their own room in the church, preferably a room with a door.

Once the kids arrive:
Have the kids get into groups of about 3-4 and give each group a pen and a piece of paper that has WHO, WITH WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW on it. Then the groups get the chance to travel around the church and ask the characters "yes/no" questions until they have figured everything out.

Game Conclusion:
The first team to make it back to Wadworth and tell him all the correct answers, wins. If the group guesses wrong, then they are out of the competition.

Some extra thoughts:
We make a rule that each group can only ask 3 questions during one visit with a character, and also that only one group can be in the room at one time (so that no one can cheat hearing the answers to someone else's questions). We have also added a bonus of trying to find out what the getaway vehicle was - usually Wadsworth is the one who holds that information.

Enjoy and have fun!

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Comments on this post

   Celica         12/18/2016 9:00:16 AM

Not that fun

   Alyson         10/2/2015 1:57:10 PM

I would love to play this with my youth group! For those who have played, I am a little confused on a few points... Should the teams be told "mr. Green knows why" " miss scarlet knows who" etc? Or do they jus ask each of them if they know who, why, etc? What kinds of answers do you use for why and how? These seem vague and weren't a part of traditional clue. Do you give kids a list of "these could be the whos, these could be the whats, these could be the whys" or just let them go at it without any additional info? What kinds of yes or no questions can they ask? Can they ask to get the answer when they have narrowed it down? Ex. "Did miss Scarlett do it?" "Did she do it with a knife?" Etc? Just need some clarification on who they should arrive at their guesses! Hope to get some feedback soon so we can do this at our lock in next week!

   Morgan         4/21/2014 11:48:02 AM

We played this with our youth group, and our characters full dressed up and it was a blast!

   Kristi         12/9/2011 6:10:51 AM

We ran this activity and it was a blast!! We added several twists, the best of which we had several sponsors who were "CIA" who randomly took groups to the interrogation room. The room was pitch black with a spotlight trained on some chairs and the kids had ten seconds to answer a Bible Trivia question. If they got it wrong, they had to do a preset "torture" like chug Mt. Dew or sing Star Spangled Banner at the top of their lungs...the best part was we video taped it without them knowing it and watched it between rounds:-)


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