To be perfectly honest I think I’ve played this board game less times than I can count on my hand, and if someone asked me to explain the game to you I wouldn’t even know where to start.  I always found it extremely confusing with all the weapons and locations and people and cards and…man, I don’t even know.

I will, however, ALWAYS remember two things that have spawned from this board game.

1)     Murder Mystery Night.  Okay, so I don’t know if Clue was ACTUALLY the basis for this, but the two are intertwined in my mind.  I believe now there are several different brands and websites boasting variations, but the gist is that you gather 8-10 friends for a party and give them each a character in advance of the event.  You could probably create all this on your own, but I did a packaged one with some amazingly punny names (I was “Spence DeMonet” a rich hunter or oil man or something).  Everyone must dress the part.  When the party begins someone is immediately killed off and the rest of the evening is figuring out whodunit.  I know it sounds pretty lame, but is actually really amazing.

2)     The Movie.  Tim Curry.  Madeline Kahn.  Michael McKean.  Christopher Lloyd.  That guy who is in everything, but I can’t ever remember his name.  Leslie Ann Warren, who I remember only because she was in a version of Cinderella (what?! That came out in 1965?!).  I don’t think I need to say any more.

Listen to some music.  Just watch out for the Cook (especially if she has a wrench).

Game Night: That’s how it could have happened…. by tadpolegames

Honeyhoney will be at The Hotel Café TONIGHT for the last night of their residency along with Nina Storey, Jenn Grinels, Ryan Levine and Kris Gruen.  Set time is 10pm, tickets here.

Catch Nico Stai on Saturday night, May 1 at the Bootleg Theatre with Shadow Shadow Shade, and The Black Apples.  Tickets here.

And if you happen to be in WeHo on Tuesday May 18, hit up the Troubadour for Scarlet Grey, performing with Assemble The Skyline, New Years Day, and Vogue In The Movement.  Their new album drops June 1.  Go here for tickets.

P.S. “Village Green Preservation Society” gets a great and very apropo use in Hot Fuzz.  It’s worth seeing for the song use, and the complete awesomeness of the film.

Photo courtesy of Rogue Pictures. Swoon.