Cluedo '˜revamp' kills off Mrs White

One of the original characters in Cluedo has been bumped off in a revamp of the popular murder mystery board game.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 8th July 2016, 12:22 pm
The 'revamped' Cluedo
The 'revamped' Cluedo

Housekeeper Mrs White is to be replaced by Dr Orchid, who has a PhD in plant toxicology and was home-schooled by Mrs White herself.

The game sees players deduce which of the characters has committed a murder at Tudor Mansion. They also have to figure out the weapon used, and in which room the crime occurred.

It is the first time Hasbro has killed off a Cluedo character since 1949 when Waddingtons licensed the game to Parkers in the USA and the six suspects known to recent generations of players were introduced.

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The new Dr Orchid character- the adopted daughter of Tudor Mansion owner Samuel Black - is said to have been expelled from a private Swiss school “following a near-fatal daffodil poisoning incident”.

Hasbro‘s marketing director Craig Wilkins said: “It was a difficult decision to say goodbye to Mrs White, but after 70 years of suspicious activity we decided that one of the characters had to go.

“Dr Orchid is a brilliant new character with a rich backstory and links to the Black fortune.”

Four of the other characters - Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock and the Reverend Green - have all been revamped recently. The Professor has even been cast as a video game designer - with only Colonel Mustard remaining untouched by modernity.