It was Anthony Pratt in a factory in Birmingham – The inventor of Cluedo

That great murder, mystery game Cluedo (or Clue as it is known in the US)was invented by Anthony E. Pratt, from Balsall Heath in Birmingham. Anthony went to St Philip’s Grammar School in Edgbaston (J.R.R. Tolkien, Of Lord of the Rings fames was also a student there.

 

broad-street-cluedo
The great detective solves the crime!                              Broad St, by the way is THE place for excess, intemperance, dissipation and fun on a Saturday night.

 

Later, he became a musician, playing piano. During the second World War, working in a Birmingham munitions factory he developed the idea of Cluedo and sold it to Waddingtons in the 1950s. Once again – built in Brum.

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