Mystery Games Turn any living room, den, or kitchen into an Old Dark House
Clue (Parker Brothers, 1949)
Clue, the classic murder mystery board game, was invented in England by Anthony E. Pratt in 1949. The game board depicts various rooms in a mansion through which the players move their game pieces. There is even a secret passage from one corner of the board to the other.
Above: The original game; top right: Clue Premier Edition; middle right: 1992 Edition; bottom right: Simpsons Edition
Alfred Hitchcock Why Mystery Game (Milton Bradley, 1958) BoardGameGeek says: “Once upon a time, six people on their way to a costume party took shelter from a storm in a haunted house, and were never seen alive since. But they still haunt the house. You must try to find out who was murdered, by what means and why…” Read More at BoardGameGeek
Haunted House (Ideal, 1962)
“The 1962 Haunted House game made by the IDEAL toy company is unique in many ways, but most importantly it is one of the only board games in history that's played vertically!
"The object of the game is make your way through the haunted house, get the treasure, and escape. Along the way you'll encounter 'weird obstacles', mystery messages, trap doors, spooks behind closed doors, and a ruby jewel in the attic."
Green Ghost (First manufactured by Transogram in 1965. Transogram sold its toy line to Marx Toys in 1970. In 1997, Marx Toys released a 30th Anniversary edition)
BoardGameGeek says, “Marketed as the first glow-in-the-dark game . . . the glowing does not work as well as showed on the television commercials, which, if you watched carefully, were filmed using black light. (If you wish to play the game, you may like to use a black light yourself.) “The board is up on stilts and the "path" has holes in it so that movers may fall through and thereby gain the privilege of opening one of the three pits (cardboard boxes containing ghoulish feeling items) and retrieving one of the precious small green ghosts.”