Who Invented Clue?

Who Invented Clue?

The game was invented in 1943 by Anthony E. Pratt, a solicitor's clerk from Birmingham, England, and his wife (who designed the game board). He applied for a patent in 1944 (using a remarkably concise description of only 130 words), which was granted in 1947.

They presented their game to British game manufacturer Waddingtons in 1946, who published the game in the United Kingdom in 1948 as "Cluedo". The North American version, called "Clue", was published by Parker Brothers in 1949.

Both Waddingtons and Parker Brothers are now owned by Hasbro.

Mr. Pratt, who was born in 1904, died in Birmingham England in 1994.

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