Solve the mystery at Rockland

A crime scene set for students to solve the mystery (Photo courtesy of La Police Scientifique)

A crime scene set for students to solve the mystery (Photo courtesy of La Police Scientifique)

The classic Clue board game will be brought to life on the Stevenson University campus as Clue Live! on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Rockland banquet hall.

The Stevenson campus flyer for Clue Live! (Graphic courtesy of Student Activities)

The president of the Forensics Club, Bhanveet Athwal, said that the event is a collaboration by the Forensics Club, PAWS, Human Services and Phi Beta Lambda. This is a free event with tickets that can be picked up at the Rock starting on Nov. 7.

Inspiration for and organization of the event closely follows the original board game. Like the original board game, the live version will feature individually designed rooms. Emily Keith, vice president of the Forensics Club, explained that the game is designed so that participants look for the hidden clue cards in the nine rooms. These rooms are modeled within the Banquet Hall as the Clue billiard room, ballroom, library, conservatory, kitchen, dining room, hall, lounge and study room.

Participants in the game will have 10 minutes to go through the various rooms looking for clues to solve the mystery. The goal of the game is to collect enough clue cards to piece together the major aspects of a crime, including who is the murderer, what weapon was used, and in what room the crime was committed. The missing clue cards that the participants do not find link to the identity of the guilty suspect. Possible suspects are Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White and Professor Plum.

There are no teams, but groups enter the rooms together and submit their own separate answers after exploring each room.

Racheal Steelman, president of PAWS, said the event will also include other small-group activities such as a photo booth and a possible screening of the Clue movie while attendees enjoy free food. The main purpose of Clue Live!, she added, is to encourage club collaborations and provide an enjoyable social event on campus. The game is open to everyone and attendees can be further introduced to the four clubs hosting the event.