Thursday, 18 July 2013


I read this little ditty on 101brum and, given the tone of the rest of the posts, I’m not sure if I should take this with a pinch of salt, but a quick scout around Ye Olde Interwebs tells me it could well be true.. Apparently the board game Cluedo was invented in Brum!

A man named Anthony invented a game called Murder! back in 1944 as a way to while away the evenings during the war. In 1945 a company called Waddingtons took it on and changed the name to Cluedo, and voila! A board game was born.

The floor plan of the board game is said to be based on Highbury Hall, and later this year a blue plaque will be unveiled to honour Anthony.