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« on: May 30, 2009 01:14:50 PM »

For my friend and co-worker's birthday, I made her a work version of Clue. (RSSU is the name of the department we work in.)  Probably a lot of this will be lost on the general public since they don't know the ins and outs of my workplace, but I think it's still got a general appeal!

I found an old Clue game at the thrift store. It was missing some pieces, so I knocked them down to a dollar (I love a bargain!). Here is the board... I've renamed the rooms to reflect different rooms in our workplace. Putting the labels on the rooms where the board folds was tough, but I think I managed alright, even if they don't look the neatest:



I made new cards for the game with six of our co-workers as the suspects, "weapons" we find around work or that we have some kind of inside joke about, and the different rooms. I sneakily took photos when my co-worker wasn't around.

The suspects (photos all pilfered from Facebook). My best friend in her bright yellow helmet just slays me:



The weapons, in card form, and in Fimo form!





The rooms:



Here is the cover of the game box. I'd like to have taken more time with it, but the rest of the game had taken me a really long time already by that point. All I did was replace the characters with our faces, with slightly hilarious results. The one on the far left I must have mismeasured somehow... obviously her head isn't as big as it should have been:



And here we are in miniature on the side of the game box:



I made game playing pieces out of Fimo and painted them with acrylic paints. They are hilariously wonky, but I think they are really cute. I decoupaged our faces on them, and our names on the other sides. I have my doubts that the decoupaged pieces will stay on, but I've done my best.



For the envelope that holds the solution to the game, I replaced the normal envelope that comes with the game with a tiny interdepartmental office envelope, which I made by shrinking down an actual interpartmental envelope and copying it onto an oatmeal piece of paper. It is SO CUTE. I want to make a hundred of these and send tiny love notes via interdepartmental mail. Here it is next to the original:



I also made up some score cards to keep track of your accusations:



The end!  My co-worker LOVED it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009 01:27:33 PM »

I love it!  I would love to receive something like that!  Great job!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009 01:29:08 PM »

This is so cool! Great personalization of a classic game. I think it looks great. I love the little fimo pieces. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009 02:09:06 PM »

I LOVE IT!!!  The box is so hilarious.  Its all very good.  Great job  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009 06:29:23 PM »

This is all pretty cool.  I need a personalized game like this.  Nice job.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009 06:19:22 AM »

there's going to be a lot of righteous laughter and awkward silence when they first see the pictures. fantastic piece of work!
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009 07:54:42 AM »

Really cute dear!  I'd love to make one for my husband (who is crazy about games), if I could only think of a good theme for him...  Nice work!
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009 05:23:45 PM »

That is so cool! I so want to make one now! You rock!
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2009 06:38:55 PM »

This is so so so so so cooooool!
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009 10:10:46 AM »

I love this idea.  I wish I would have seen this sooner as it would have been perfect this year.  Each year for Christmas my mom puts together a big scavenger hunt for all of us kids, spouses of kids and grandkids and it leads us to either a big family gift (a trip, a new entertainment system, ect.) or money for each of us. Each year has a different theme. In the past we've done Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Rock Band ect. We dress up in full costumes and must decipher puzzles of varying difficult (for the different ages of participants) which then lead us to the next clue which are spread throughout my parent's home on 3 acres and the surrounding rural area.  This year's theme was Clue and we had to each dress up like a different character in the game. I still may make this just for fun for the family.
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