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'Game of Thrones' Clue is now a real board game full of death

An April Fools' prank concept becomes a reality as "Game of Thrones" is made into a turn-based whodunnit.

Let's blame Joffrey anyway.


Last year, geeky retailer ThinkGeek rolled out its annual roundup of April Fools' fake products, including a super-size version of the classic mystery board game Clue done up "Game of Thrones"-style.

ThinkGeek has since taken down its faux product page and removed its video parody, but that's OK. USAopoly, the same company that brings us themed versions of Monopoly, now offers a real "Game of Thrones" Clue.

The ThinkGeek version included a massive board with 48 weapons and 48 player pieces featuring all the popular characters from the hit HBO show and then some. The real version of the game is much more in line with a traditional Clue arrangement.

The 12 suspects for Clue are Cersei, Jaime, Tyrion, Sansa, Petyr Baelish, Margaery Tyrell, Daenerys, Hizdahr zo Loraq, Missandei, Daario Naharis, Jorah Mormont and Grey Worm. It's too bad whiny boy king Joffrey isn't included. We're also pretty short on members of the Stark family.

The metal weapons include a poison vial, battle ax, crossbow and a Faceless Man (cool!). As you can tell by the cast list, the two settings are the Red Keep in King's Landing and Meereen in Slaver's Bay. The double-sided board is decorated with dragons and specific locations from "Game of Thrones," including the Fighting Pit of Daznak, the Pyramid of the Great Masters, Qyburn's laboratory and King Tommen's bedchamber.

"Game of Thrones" Clue is only available in the US and Canada, where it sells for $50 through the HBO online store or at local retailers.

The game works for up to six players and follows the usual Clue mechanics of moving through rooms while uncovering hints as to the identity of a murderer. What "Thrones" fans can really look forward to is shouting out, "It was Cersei Lannister in the Dragon Catacombs with the Faceless Man!"