Since the story’s publication 65 years ago, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has become such a part of our holiday tradition that there isn’t much of a question as to whom the culprit is behind Dr. Seuss’s classic tale. The green and grouchy antagonist set on hijacking yuletide joy from his neighboring town of Who-ville has been at it for generations, from the pages of children’s books, illustrated on the small screen, and as a live-action character in films and onstage. Now, for the first time ever, the mean-spirited troublemaker is looking to encroach on Christmas in yet a different form—a timeless tabletop board game—where it’s up to you to foil his plan! CLUE: The Grinch puts players in the shoes of the beloved Whos to stop their annual celebration from being stolen by the “mean one,” and it’s available now from The Op!
In this mischievous twist on the Classic Mystery game, you’ll find the anti-singing, decoration-disrupting creature whose heart is two sizes too small plotting away to pilfer a symbol of the small town’s festivities. Taking on the roles of Cindy-Lou, Papa Who, Who-ville Mayor, and other characters, you will have to solve clues and figure out WHO catches The Grinch stealing Christmas, WHAT item he was stuffing up the chimney, and WHERE in town it was taken from!
Take notes as you revisit nine of familiar locations from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, including Grinch’s Lair, Town Square, Mt. Crumpit, Max’s Bed, Banquet Hall, and more! Custom sculpted tokens represent objects that you can help recover from The Grinch’s thievery, such as a wreath, drum, Christmas tree, roast beast, tricycle, and a can of Who Hash. As you explore various spots on the game board and pull “Little Bit More” Cards that replace the usual Intrigue, you’ll be pulled in surprising directions that require you to make someone reveal a card, move to any room or square, even take an extra turn!
But it wouldn’t be about The Grinch if he weren’t at his sneakiest. Eight Grinch Cards await in the draw pile that stand for the “mean one’s” progress. With each of the first seven that are revealed, he gets closer and closer to executing his plan! Once the eighth and final card is turned over, the Grinch steals Christmas and the game ends—so guess wisely!
Will it be Cousin Who catching him taking the Christmas tree from the family room? Or will Mama Who be the one taking back the drum he lifted from the kitchen? Keep track of who’s harboring what by using the custom Grinch logo notepad and pencil to deduce the rest of the details. With enough of the cards accounted for, you’ll be able to stop the Grinch in his tracks and keep Who-ville from BOO-HOOing!
CLUE: The Grinch is for 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, and is available now from The Op’s online shop or your favorite local game store for $44.99! Add it to your winter wish list and the collection of The Op’s other Dr. Seuss licensed games and puzzles, including “The Dr. Seuss Collection” or “Merry Grinchmas” 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles and MONOPOLY: Dr. Seuss, featuring the art and titles of all your favorite Dr. Seuss stories and characters!