“Clue” Writing Project 7th grade English
Background • Created in 1944 • Mystery board game. Poor Mr. Buddy, or Mr. Body, has been murdered in his own stately home! Who could have done it? And how? And where? With six suspects, six possible murder weapons and nine rooms in the mansion, there are hundreds of possibilities, and plenty of clues to investigate! • CLUE® is today sold in over 40 countries from Brazil to Sweden, New Zealand to Abu Dhabi. In England, the game is called "CLUEDO", in Brazil, "Detective".
Changes in 2008 • The new game has several new weapons. There is no more lead pipe, and the revolver is now a pistol. The company also added a trophy, an ax, a dumbbell, poison, and a baseball bat. • The characters have changed, too. Miss Scarlet has a first name: Cassandra. Colonel Mustard left the military; he's a former football star. Victor Plum, formerly the professor who was always known as the smartest man in the room, became recast as a self-made video game designer — a dot-com billionaire.
Different versions • Harry Potter • The Simpsons • Sherlock Holmes • Scooby Doo
Assignment • Choose a murderer, a victim, a weapon, and room • Create a conflict/motive (what happened and why) • Tell the story from the perspective of one of the characters (the victim, the murderer, or a witness), OR the weapon, OR the room where the murder occurred, OR the detective. Remember to think about the voice (how he/she would sound and act)
Requirements: • Story follows Elements of Fiction plot chart: includes major complications, clear conflict and motive, climax, falling action, & resolution • 1st person point of view • Needs to be G or PG-rated (no suicides or affairs) • Creative Title • Only 1 victim • No more than 2 murderers • Dialogue • Monologue • Paragraph Formatting • Correct Grammar, Spelling, & Punctuation • Typed: Times New Roman, Size 12, Double-Space, Underlined & Centered Title