So last Sunday evening after dinner, a few of my brothers and sisters and I pulled out Clue for a quick game of "whodunit?" Just as we were setting up, my six year-old wanders in, full of curiosity about the game, which really exposed us to the morbidity of the whole thing.
"Somebody got killed?"
Well, yeah. Mr. Body. The guy who owns the house.
"Who killed him?"
Well, one of us. Sort of. Like, Mr. Green. In the study. Because, you know.
For the sake of the game, my dear girl. This is all about the game!
"How do you kill someone with a (insert various weapon here; think: lead pipe/candlestick/rope, etc.)"
Well...that's not something we really want to dwell on. Ahem! And it's certainly not something we really want you dwelling on...
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In the end, it was Mrs. White, actually, in the study. I believe she used the candlestick, which of course, is what any self-respecting housekeeper in the study would use.