Hasbro introduces text-messaging to CLUE game
Rhode Island toymaker Hasbro Inc. is looking to keep board games relevant by adding a text-messaging feature to a new edition of CLUE.
In "CLUE: Secrets & Spies" edition, "each player takes on the role of a top international spy tasked with infiltrating the Criminal League for Ultimate Espionage to stop its evil scheme for world domination by intercepting the nefarious Agent Black," Hasbro said in a press release that described the game.
"The new optional text messaging feature transmits game shaping intelligence to Agents Plum, Scarlet, Mustard and the others while an ultraviolet, secret decoder reveals hidden missions to the players," Hasbro said.
“The use of text messaging to enhance a traditional board game experience is a true innovation in the board game category, and we are thrilled to pioneer this experience with Hasbro’s CLUE brand,” Jill Hambley, global marketing vice president of the CLUE brand at Hasbro, said in a statement. “CLUE: Secrets & Spies Edition takes text messaging from mere novelty to world saving technology. By using their own cell phones, players will turn their own every-day phone into a top-secret spy device that is certain to add excitement and suspense to game play.”
To read Hasbro's press release, please click here.
The image of Clue that appears above this post was provided by Hasbro.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)