Clue: Secrets & Spies

By Deane Barker on October 17, 2009

Clue: Secrets & Spies Updates the Classic Boardgame : An updated version of the boardgame “Clue” uses your cell phone to send you text messages during game.

The text-messaging portion of the game is optional, and requires one cell phone. You text “SPY” to Hasbro’s servers, and then you’ll receive six texts during the course of the game which give additional instructions and add an element of chance. Players pass the cell phone along as they take their turns, and if the text arrives during your turn, you get to act on it. I played once with the texting (as recommended, to get used to the game itself) and then once without.

You have two years to play, apparently.

It states on the box that Hasbro will maintain the servers until the end of 2011, at which point it’s not clear whether the text-messaging portion will continue or not. I would guess it depends on the success of these games.