How to Win Every Single Time You Play The Board Game "Clue"!

How to Win 'Clue' Every Time

The strategy that (kinda) never fails.

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Who doesn't love a fun, classic game of "Clue"? Whether you're a seasoned professional or just think that Professor Plum is the philosophy prof in the building across campus, you may learn something from the following trial-and-error strategy that has taken years (read: a couple games) to perfect. Instead of partaking in an argument about how Colonel Mustard's name is pronounced, start strategizing and don't let the die determine your fate!

First off, although I believe that this is the most efficient and effective strategy to eliminate suspects, weapons, and locations to solve the crime and win the game, it isn't guaranteed to work every time. There's a lot of observation and time involved, as well as a little chance. Most players who have experienced the nature of the board game more than once tend to form their own strategy, and many tend to do it this way - meaning that it's a race against time to solve this murder mystery.

From the moment you receive your cards onward, don't accidentally reveal any incriminating information. Even a seemingly harmless comment about a card, a person, etc., can backfire on you. The best way to play is to sit back and observe with few comments. You can start to suspect which cards may be eliminated based on others' guesses, but don't officially cross anything out until you know for yourself. This all starts with symbols on your personal tracking sheet.

Try using initials for other players' names, and use - for example - a dash to represent which player showed you a certain card (if they were able to prove your guess wrong and therefore must reveal to you their card that debunks your theory). These marks can help in two important ways: first, to make sure that you aren't guessing a card that the player to the left of you has already revealed to you in a past turn; and second, to consider when that player is making their own guesses - you can see which cards they are trying to eliminate based on the cards they already have.

This brings us to the most crucial strategy you can use throughout the game - do the same thing! Take into consideration the cards dealt to you at the start of the game and think of it as a science experiment. These cards are the constants, while the card you are trying to eliminate is the variable. So, if you are trying to figure out what the weapon is and you have both suspect and location cards, use Mrs. White and the Ballroom (which are your cards) to eliminate (or confirm) the Revolver (the variable card you're testing). Switch up these constants every other turn as not to over-use them. This will certainly get other players thinking, and they'll catch on - then eliminate the cards they know are yours! It's all about being subtle and pretending you're clueless. Or, brag about how you're so close to figuring it out, and you may get an idea of the other players' progress. Essentially, be able to read others and analyze their guesses throughout the game.

If you can, try to plan out your own guesses before your turn without losing your focus on the other players. This will save you time and confusion and your opponents won't be able to guess what you know based on your uncertainty. You'll be cool and confident with no room for doubt.

Hopefully, these sneaky little tips help guide you along on your next journey as an amateur detective!

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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College Can Be Difficult, But Trust Yourself, Girl

Life can throw you curveballs sometimes, and times can get tough, but it is SO important to pick yourself up and trust that you can do anything.

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I'll be honest, this school year was one of the hardest years of my life. There were lots of moments throughout the year that I just wanted to go home and get away from it all. I had to be reminded that I have been raised to try as hard as you possibly can, and I was doing that. It took some determination and time, but I didn't give up.

No matter how bad I felt, I stayed and persevered.

Now that I am home for the summer, I have been reminiscing on the past two semesters of school. At the beginning of the school year, I had a much different idea of how it would go. It was going to be "my year," but somehow while the year was going on, I felt that I had been completely wrong. It's easy to come to quick conclusions when life doesn't exactly go your way. Conclusions like "this year has been the worst year ever" and "I can never get a break" were often popping up in my head. My grades weren't where I wanted them, and I was surprised by a lot of occurrences that I never expected to happen (imagine a wild ride). I found out who my true friends are and who I could rely on, and luckily, my circle only grew. Being extremely extroverted, it was hard for me to get out and just do something. Being in this "rut" took a toll on me. I had to make those hard decisions about doing what was best for me in the long run instead of doing something just for the moment. Trust me when I say, this was NOT easy at all.

Through all the tears and change all around me, I decided to proceed to the finish line because I am NOT a quitter.

I decided that it was time for me to allow myself to fully, undeniably be me. I wanted to start doing the little things I enjoy again like working out, taking pictures, and simply just going out to do anything. I started forcing myself to take any opportunity that came my way, and it helped. One of the things that brought me so much joy was kickboxing – talk about therapeutic, people! Kickboxing at least three times a week helped my mood shift so much, and it was a start to seeing me again. I am so blessed with friends who would come over at, literally, any time of the day. Spending time with them helped me more than they could ever know. We did anything from just hanging out in my living room to splurging on a fun dinner. Through everything that I was doing daily, I was learning how to rely on myself. Looking back now, I have never really had to know what it felt like to rely mainly on myself. I did get so much help from my family and friends, but what good could their help do if I didn't want to help myself first?

Even though I felt like this was one of the worst years of my life, it taught me so much more than I ever expected. Looking back now, I grew so, so much. I learned how to smile when times get tough. I learned that it really is okay to not be okay sometimes, and it will be okay eventually. I learned that it's okay to ask for help because we weren't made to do life alone. Most importantly, I learned how to trust myself. My hope for anyone reading this, you will learn from my experience that the worst seasons get better. I am in such a good place right now because I never gave up, and I will continue to never give up. In a short amount of time, I am seeing how far I have come and how much I grew.

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