Customer Reviews


15 Reviews
5 star:
 (11)
4 star:
 (3)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a success!
What a success.
We use this game for foreign students learning english
and this edition was absolutely perfect!
No more outdated, boring room names but actual locations
in London centre that are recognised the world over. Brilliant teaching tool.
The price was amazingly low too!
Published 16 months ago by Frenchdeb

versus
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Winning Moves Misses the Mark
Winning Moves has evidently been awarded the contract for custom Cluedo Editions in the UK, but if this is the result of their debut effort, no thank you. Wining Moves used to be associated with quality, especially when it comes to the Cluedo franchise, like their previously only available in the US Limited Gift edition, 1949 re-issue and current "Classic" edition. But...
Published on 28 Nov. 2012 by mac128


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a success!, 5 Sept. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
What a success.
We use this game for foreign students learning english
and this edition was absolutely perfect!
No more outdated, boring room names but actual locations
in London centre that are recognised the world over. Brilliant teaching tool.
The price was amazingly low too!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 13 Jun. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
I love playing cluedo and now have 3different additions.this one was certainly worth the money, a bargain + fun to play with the family
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Winning Moves Misses the Mark, 28 Nov. 2012
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
Winning Moves has evidently been awarded the contract for custom Cluedo Editions in the UK, but if this is the result of their debut effort, no thank you. Wining Moves used to be associated with quality, especially when it comes to the Cluedo franchise, like their previously only available in the US Limited Gift edition, 1949 re-issue and current "Classic" edition. But they have clearly changed their direction with this edition. Priced at a ruthless £24.99, little of that money shows up in the quality of this game.

First, the materials used in the game are incredibly cheap. The board is flimsy, the cards are flimsy, and the counters are cheap. This game is unlikely to stand up to rigorous play, or the test of time. About the only mark of quality I can give it is for a well organized box.

Second, they have churned out a game which consists of uninspired photographs which have been seemingly copied form the Internet and Photoshopped into a generic template. Evidently, Winning Moves has conceived a generic template upon which they intend to cut and paste photographs for any subject conceived or licensed by them. This game board looks identical to the Cluedo Sherlock Edition board released simultaneously with this edition, and will likely be the basis for all the planned regional variations announced for future variations. Indeed there is little to set this edition and the Sherlock edition apart since they both use landmark locations around London and identical weapons. The net result is that it looks like something any eager Cluedo fan could have produced themselves with materials available to them in their home. Have an inkjet printer and a connection the the Internet? Save your money.

Third, the design effort put into this edition is equally lacking in detail. Using the traditional Cluedo layout, they have left out doors to rooms that have been there for 60 years, walls creep so far into the moving tiles as to question whether they are even spaces. Due to these design flaws, the Scarlett character must roll a minimum of a 12 on the dice to enter a room, compared to all the other characters which only need roll an 8 or less. Even more perplexing are the Suspect cards, which look like they were conceived and designed for a completely different game. The only actual artwork included with the game, these cartoonish stereotypes adorn bright white cards with a decidedly low-tech feel -- the complete opposite of the other weapon and room cards included with the game, which otherwise match the overall dark hi-tech look.

Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, unlike Winning Moves other editions, or even competing USAopoly's well known branded editions (Simpsons, Scooby Doo, Hitchcock, Family Guy, etc.), there is little customization beyond the substituted characters and locations. The counter tokens are nothing more than clear plastic rectangles with "?" etched into them, and standing upright in a cheap colored plastic base (which came with recent standard editions). At a minimum, they could have been cardboard images of the respective "suspects" as included with even the cheapest themed games previously produced. But for this price, would traditional custom pewter tokens included with earlier themed editions have been out of the question? The weapons used in this game are also the traditional set used in the regular Cluedo editions. This in of itself is not so bad until taken into consideration with this editions other shortcomings. Half the fun of these branded regionally-oriented games are the subtle, or blatant references to the cities. Again, for this price, would it have been out of the question to create a custom set that references the city a little more directly, in keeping with the tradition of even the cheapest Cluedo themed games?

The bottom line is that Winning Moves has dropped the ball with this edition. There is little here to justify double price of a regular Cluedo game which typically has better quality, art, design and ingenuity. My advice, save your money and make your own Sherlock game at home using an old Cluedo set buried in the closet, you'll be happier in the long run. A message has to be sent to both Winning Moves that just because they slap some stock photos of a city's well known locations on a box, board and cards, that the citizens of those cities won't just flock to the stores like chickens to feed, and slap down their hard-earned money to buy it. This effort shows a complete disregard to the customer, and is a slight to their intelligence and taste. Don't fall for it!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars I have no clue, 2 April 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
I received the game very quickly. It was well wrapped and the contents all present, but please don't ask me anymore as I have never played the game in my life but looking forward to it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift, 4 Mar. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
brought this for my mum for christmas and she loved it, she has the regular cluedo game but when i saw this i thought it would be a good alternative and i was right, its a great gift and just as much fun
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 17 Feb. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
Great game, absolutely brings back memories of my childhood. Brought for my 8 year old niece at Christmas and been she's been playing it all the time, all the family get involved.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun., 13 Feb. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
I bought this for a cousin and her family and they enjoy it. Ages ranging from 37 - 97 years.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars fun game, 20 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
This is a fun family game of Cluedo based on London landmark places like Heathrow, Knightsbridge, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars cluedo london edition board game, 12 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
great, the kids loved it. they could relate to places they'd visited. gave them a new insight into the game of cluedo.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Great :)))))))), 25 Sept. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Cluedo London Edition Board Game (Toy)
Awesome item kids really enjoyed playing with it - quick delivery and it keeps the kids off the xbox and internet for a few hours :)
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Only search this product's reviews