The classic board game Clue is getting a makeover with a new version set at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and featuring characters from The Office. In the original game, the idea is for players to gather clues to determine who murdered mansion owner Mr. Boddy, which weapon they used, and where the murder took place. This updated version of the game replaces Mr. Boddy with Toby Flenderson from Human Resources, tasking Dunder Mifflin employees with solving the murder. Oddly enough, Michael Scott is one of the six possible suspects, though fans of the show would probably think to suspect him first.
Hilariously, the description of the game sounds almost like a twisted episode of The Office. Following the murder of Toby, Michael holds a mandatory team-building exercise by tasking six Dunder Mifflin employees to get to the bottom of the crime. It's also noted that whoever wins will get a week's paid vacation. Replacing Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, and the other original Clue suspects for this game will be The Office characters Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, Andy Bernard, Dwight Schrute, Angela Martin, and Stanley Hudson. Some of the possible murder weapons also include Michael's World's Best Boss mug, Dwight's nunchuks, a bike chain, a Dundie, a pretzel, a bat, a stack of paper, a folder with a knife, and a George Foreman grill.
Adapted from the UK series of the same name, the US version of The Office first premiered on NBC in 2005. Presented in the style of a docuseries, the show follows the employees of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Leading the ensemble cast were Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Briam Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Vance, Kate Flannery, and Paul Lieberstein. By the time the series ended its run in 2013, it had established itself as one of the most beloved comedy shows of all-time, winning multiple Primetime Emmy Awards in hte process.
Nearly seven years after the show stopped producing new episodes, The Office is arguably even more popular than ever. Thanks in large part to Netflix giving subscribers the ability to binge-watch the series one episode after another, the show gained a recent resurgence in popularity. Just recently, it was reported The Office was in fact the most-watched show on the popular streamer, which is going to spell bad news for Netflix when the program moves to its new streaming home on NBC's Peacock when the service launches in 2021. Until then, fans can continue to watch the show on Netflix while playing The Office-based version of Clue with some fellow fans.
Clue: The Office Edition board game is sold exclusively at Hot Topic. As of now, the game is currently on backorder, though it's listed to start shipping again in late December. You may not get it in time for Christmas, but this is still a fun item for fans of The Office to get as a nice gift for themselves. You can read more about the game over at the official Hot Topic website.