My daughter received Clue Mysteries” for Christmas. It’s a spinoff of the venerable Clue. There are fifty gamelets whose solutions depend upon proper setting of these little wheels on each character that players have to “interview” using secret decoder tools. It’s a bit cumbersome, but she digs it, which is what really counts.
One day while playing with another kid, she discovered an error in one of the solutions and called me up at work to report it. she found an error in one of the mysteries. Sure enough, “Mystery 47: The Missing Diary” has an incorrect setting. I suggested she write the company a letter.
Finding a contact point was well beyond her attention span. I persevered, and eventually found the double-secret handshake to contact the manufacturer.
I wasn’t expecting much, and set her expectations accordingly. However, since I work with marketing people all the time, I had to request some kind of freebie.
My daughter wanted to report an error in Clue Mysteries’ “Mystery 47: The Missing Diary.” The solution says the scene is the “Cart,” but the source of that information, Mr Boddy, says it’s the “Bus.” (This is clearly an incorrect wheel setting in the book.) Are there any other errors we should be aware of? And is there any kind of spiff or promotional item (stickers, a bonus mystery, etc) she could have — she was very excited about finding this.
M’s long since forgotten about it, but tonight I received a response:
We appreciate your taking the time to challenge our game question. We have done further research and found that you are correct.
Consumer satisfaction is very important to us. We will share your comments with our management team so that they are also aware of your views.
Although it’s a series of blurbs, I do appreciate they wrote back and will be sending some kind of coupon.
Under separate cover, they’re sending some kind of coupon I can apply towards my next game purchase. Meanwhile, M’s exhausted all fifty mysteries and we’re back to playing normal Clue. I’ve been thinking of whipping out Photoshop and adding some extra cards to the game. The possible combinations could be amusing:
|Your younger sister||Indelible marker||Your parents’ bathroom|
|Barbie||Size 1 shoes||Everywhere|
|Barney the Dinosaur||Earworm||Conservatory|
|Reverend Pat||Cracked Pot||Cable TV station|
I think I’d make the politician more generic, encompassing both parties. They are all bloviators to the point of making me want to put my foot thru the HDTV:
Character: Joe Politico
Weapon: Bag of winds
Ooh, I like that. (And it occurs to me there is already a Reverend Green.)
Character: Theresa Talker
Weapon: Cell phone
Room: Movie theater
Character: Hack Commentator
Love your additions. Here’s one that is a little more obscure, BUTT I bet you’ve stood BEHIND her in a checkout line somewhere.
Character: Susie Applebottom
Weapon: Stretch Pants
this is a test
Character: LaDonna MoMomma
Weapon: Lime Jello and Funeral Potatoes
Room: Stake Center
Character: Jessica Ventura
Room: Church Cafeteria
Paul’s has to be my personal favorite. I grew up there.
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