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Where’s the Fun From? – The Mystery Behind the Invention of Clue

In this installment from my YouTube series, Where’s the Fun From?, I tell the origin story of how Anthony E. Pratt invented a game that gave new meaning to the expression “Foul Play.”

Author, documentary filmmaker, and toy industry veteran Tim Walsh recently founded a new game company called Roo Games. Additional Where’s the Fun From? episodes are available on his Seize the Play YouTube channel.

Tim’s work appears on Toy Tales as part of our Friends of Toy Tales initiative to share content we enjoy from a host of creators with a similar fondness for vintage toys, classic games, and collectibles. His videos tell the stories behind the classic objects of play that continue to live in our hearts and minds.

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Anthony E. Pratt had the idea for the game that would become Clue in 1944. Second only to Monopoly in worldwide sales, this is the story of a game that gave new meaning to the expression “Foul Play.” This is the Clue Edition of Where’s the Fun from? (WTFF)