Looking to play a Clue-like game online? 4 Best web games

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • If you're looking to play an online game similar to Clue, the classic board game, the alternatives are few.
  • This article provides you with a useful overview of the best Clue online games.
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Clue/Cluedo is a classic murder mystery board game, with a history that spans over 70 years, and that has been played by millions. The storyline includes a horrible murder, a grand mansion, and a gathering of suspicious characters. The aim of the game is to find the murderer.

In the digital era, it was only natural that given the popularity of the game a web game should be released.

While the original game has been substantially altered by owner Hasbro, fans wanted to keep exploring the mystery-game genre in online games similar to Clue.

For copyright reasons, similar games thrive on the murder plot, but the characters, the setting as well as the name of the game are different. Note that most of the games don’t come for free.

 

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Best Clue games to play online

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This is the official digital adaptation of the classic board game of the same name.

The aim of the game is to determine who killed the game’s victim, with what weapon and in which room. This version can be played by up to 6 players (also the number of the characters).

The game is available for Nintendo, as well as for Android and iOS devices.

Get Clue/Cluedo on Steam

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Mysterium is an official adaptation of the famous board game of the same name. It’s also a cooperative deduction game in which a ghost guides a group of psychics to solve a murder mystery.

The group has to uncover the murderer, as well as the weapon and location of the murder, using only visual clues. It comes in three play modes: solo, local multiplayer, and online multiplayer, the number of possible payers being from 1 to 7.

The game is available for Windows, Android and iOS.

Get Mysterium

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This is an open-source alternative to the classic game, developed in Java.

It includes several maps (and mapping tools), AI players, configurable cards, and sounds. In the pipe-line: networking support, improved graphics, and advanced artificial intelligence.

Play Clue in Java

the abc murders

This is an adventure and investigation game adapted from Agatha Christie‘s detective stories with Hercule Poirot (just as Clue/Cluedo bears a striking resemblance with Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None).

It is a single-player game, in which you embody Hercule Poirot, and you have to explore many crime scenes in various cities across the United Kingdom.

The game is available for Xbox, PC, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

Get Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders on Amazon


And that’s about it. Actually, you can find a lot of detective games, spiced up with a horrible murder, but most of them are not multiplayer and you only get to play the detective. With each game, the storyline is farther away from the multiplayer idea.

We’d like to hear your opinion on these alternatives, though, so if you have any suggestions, please use the comments section below.


FAQ: Read more about playing Clue

  • Can you play Clue online?

You have a few alternatives to the classic Clue board game. These include Clue/Cluedo: The Classic Mystery Game and Mysterium.

  • Can I play Clue online with friends?

Some of the alternatives to the classic Clue board game are multiplayer, and you can play them online with friends. Explore this guide for more two-player online games suggestions.

  • Is Clue a fun game?

Fans say it is an excellent family game and perhaps its long-lasting success and several editions should speak for themselves.