The Game - Clue, The Delaware Way Version
In 1944, Englishman Anthony Pratt filed a patent on a murder/mystery game he had invented to pass the time during air raid drills in underground bunkers Though it was quickly acquired by Waddington's, the game was not launched until 1949 when it was simultaneously released in the U.S. by Parker Brothers. Notably, the version that reached publication included 324 possible combinations of room/weapon/offender.
The Setting - Woodburn, the Governor's Mansion where a select few have been brought together to hash out Delaware's political future over a dinner of stewed poultry and rare local cheeses courtesy Roos Foods. Desserts to be supplied by Serpe's Bakery.
It should be noted that Woodburn's residents share their home with several benevolent spirits and one particularly evil manifestation - the ghost of a southern slave raider who died while hiding in a poplar tree that still graces Woodburn today.
The Rooms -
The Weapons - A Candelstick, Knife, Revolver, Syringe, Wrench, and Lead Pipe.
The Players -
Current AG. Beau Biden, a man with a mysterious medical
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Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, rode the coattails of "change agent" Jack Markell into an office view of The Green. The two-term shadow
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Chip Flowers, a political dote who has crafted a hate-love/love-hate relationship with his electorate, is eying what? Well, it's hard to say with Chip. He crafted his political status as a commentator on PBS, back when PBS had a mild interest in Delaware and gained enough name recognition to find himself elected as State Treasurer - a position once held by Gov. Markell. However, Chip's time in office has been bizarre. We've seen the powers of the office restricted since Flowers planted his roots. Which is hard to do - root-planting - when one spends as much time traveling out-of-state as he does.
With Countless Possibilities, Who killed Mr. Boddy? Will Boddy be the only victim? Who will survive dinner with Jack? Who will make it out alive? And who will leave without a raging case of listeria?
Yep, I call Jennings in the cellar with a syringe.
Now, it's your turn to play.