Real Life Clue


Find the Clues and Solve the “Murder”

Items needed:

  1. A List of Places: Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Ballroom, Conservatory, Billiard
    Room, Library, Study
  2. A List of Weapons: Knife, Candlestick, Revolver, Rope, Lead Pipe, Wrench
  3. A List of Suspects: Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs.
    Scarlet, Mrs. White

    1. NOTE: These are the Places, Weapons, and Suspects from the Clue board game, you’re
      welcome to make your own list, or style it your own way.
    2. Print out a list of these possible Places, Weapons, and Suspects. For an examples, take a
      look at the old Clue board game.
    3.  Decide, secretly, how the murder happened. Ex. “It was Colonel Mustard in the Dining
      Room with the Candlestick.”
    4. Make clues to indicate where, who, and what happened or didn’t happen. Ex. “It was not
      Mrs. Peacock or in the Hall.” – “It was Colonel Mustard.”
    5. Hide these clues around your church, or activity area.
    6. Make a list of hints or puzzles to solve in order to find these clues. Ex. “Clue #1 is
      hidden in the coldest place inside the church.” (Church icebox)
    7. NOTE: Make a master copy of the answer to your hints and puzzles, so that you can help
      struggling teams of teens.

How to Play:

Pre-game is the most of the work. Decide how the murder happened, hide all the clues that tell
what did or didn’t happen, and make a list of hints to help the teens find the clues. Have a
master list with your or a Youth Worker to give additional help to teams when needed. Decide
ahead of time how many teams you’ll have.

The Rules are simple:
1. Find the Clues (And leave them where you find them)
2. Solve the Murder (You only get 3 guesses)
The first team to find out the correct Suspect, Weapon, and Place will win.


Jesse McCammon

Assistant Pastor

Lighthouse Baptist Church, Flint, Mi