Saturday 4 May 2013

Colonel Mustard (and why)

This post is a rewrite of a post I wrote in French a year ago. Yes, I am recycling old posts. Shamelessly. I was thinking about it after I blogged about board games yesterday. I was wondering if there others here that are (or were) into Clue/Cluedo. Back when I was a child, it was maybe my favorite board game. I always played Colonel Mustard. On the left, you can see a portrait (well, his suspect card) from the 1986 edition, the one we had (and have still, actually). The character, like all the others, changed a lot since the game was first released, but this is how I imagined him.

I played him for many reasons, some strategic, some sentimental. First, it has something to do with his pawn color and the name. I preferred the yellow color as a child and I always used yellow pawns when I could. I also loved and still love mustard. It was enough for me to choose Mustard, it was silly like that. And there was also his rank, he was an army officer. He had a certain status that the other characters did not have. More strategically, he was rolling second after Miss Scarlet, the first male character to roll. So this is why I played Colonel Mustard. For those who played, which character in Cluedo did you prefer to have?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Here in Edmonton we have a great sandwich restaurant called Colonel Mustard's. It's closed for repairs at the moment though because a city water main broke one frigidly cold winter night and flooded the joint.

Mantan Calaveras said...

I usually go for Prof. Plum

Guillaume said...

@Debra-I'd love to try it just for the name. What are the sandwiches like?
@Manta-My younger brother goes for Plum too. May I ask why?