Diary of a Wimpy Kid Gets the Clue Game Treatment

Book series gets its own version of classic boardgame.

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August 18, 2023

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Usaopoly (The Op), the board game and puzzle publisher behind party games, including Telestrations, Blank Slate and Hues and Cues, has launched a new version of its Clue game with Clue: Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Under license from toy and game company, Hasbro, and based on Jeff Kinney’s book series with more than 275 million copies sold worldwide, the game will enable fans to play as characters from the Wimpy Kid world with a new twist.

In the game, Greg Heffley loses sight of his little brother Manny and it’s up to the players to help solve the mystery and recover the toddler. With six familiar character movers to choose from, players can take on the roles of Greg, Rowley, Frank, Rodrick, Susan or Holly to figure out who Manny is with, where he wandered off to and what distracted him. In an added twist on the classic game, each character also comes with a corresponding personality card that features game-changing abilities to give players a leg up as they solve the mystery.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to merge one of the most iconic mystery game titles with one of the best-selling kids’ book series of all time,” says Dane Chapin, chief executive officer, The Op. “We are passionate about creating games that bring families and friends together to create new memories, making Clue: Diary of Wimpy Kid a perfect fit for fans of all ages.”

With a new spin on the classic Clue components, the weapon tokens have become “distraction tokens,” representing Manny’s possible distractions including The Cheese, Greg’s Journal, Manny’s Pacifier, Ladybug Cellphone, The Pig and Manny’s Training Potty. Designed for two to six players, ages eight and up, Clue: Diary of a Wimpy Kid features custom-illustrated artwork displaying several well-known locations from the popular book series across the board. The game also includes six Suspect Clue cards, six Secret Clue cards, nine Location Clue cards, 25 Intrigue cards and the infamous Clue mystery revealing envelope.

“We are thrilled to have collaborated with Usaopoly and Hasbro to create a board game that captures the best of both worlds: the classic intrigue of Clue and the humor of Wimpy Kid,” says Jeff Kinney, author of the book series. “We can't wait for fans to crack the case to find Manny and are confident they’ll have as much fun playing the game as we had creating it!”

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