06 July 2013
The city of Edinburgh is to be the star of a new version of the board game Cluedo after beating competition from nine other cities. ...
Now, members of the public have been invited to take part in a special vote (which closes on 11 July 2013) to help choose six Edinburgh-themed new characters and nine murder locations in the city. In the original version of the game, players visit a number of locations including the billiard room and the study - which in the Edinburgh version could be replaced by places such as Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.
Graham Barnes, spokesman for Winning Moves UK, the game's makers under licence from Hasbro, said: 'The UK's first regional Cluedo board was unveiled last year, based on London, and featured modern day characters.
'It was announced there would be a second edition produced this year based on another British city. A shortlist of ten was originally drawn up, and Edinburgh has come out top.
'The Edinburgh board could see characters like The First Minister, The Comedian, The Writer and The Tourist become playing counters, while famous locations across the capital could become the backdrop to a Cluedo murder with a dagger or lead piping.
'The new characters will reflect the essence of Edinburgh. Potential murder settings could be The Castle or Holyrood. It will be all down to the public.'
Councillor Frank Ross, Edinburgh City Council's Economy Committee Convener, said: 'I am sure everyone with links to Edinburgh will have great fun choosing the new characters for Cluedo as there is a wealth of material available.
'As well as being the seat of the Scottish Government and having world-famous visitor attractions, there are also many internationally renowned festivals and events held every year.
'The buzz around choosing the characters and the launch of the game will remind potential visitors everywhere that Edinburgh really is a world-class tourist destination.'
To vote, visit the Winning Moves Cluedo website.
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