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Play a Clue-like game online: 4 murder mystery games to try

Casual gaming comes in lots of different forms. Some people play games on their phones and tablets, others play on consoles, and still others play simple browser-based games. In some cases, popular board games are turned into online games that users like to play.

Clue-like game online

Best Clue-like online games

Clue is a murder mystery board game. It may seem complicate to play when you first give it a try but it’s fairly simple and fun. The game does have a lot of moving pieces. If you’re looking for online games that are like Clue, give the following a try.

Note: Clue is a registered trademark. You will find games that are like Clue but not an exact replica of it. 

1. Official Clue on Steam

The official Clue game is available on Steam. It’s not the same as playing the game in your browser but the Steam version is a faithful adaptation of the game. 

The game isn’t free. It’s currently available for $16.36 after a 10% discount. If you want to play with friends, they too will have to buy the game on Steam (or one of the other supported platforms).

You can also find random players online to play with. 

2. New York Mysteries: The Lantern of Souls

New York Mysteries: The Lantern of Souls is available on Steam. It is a murder mystery game however, it does not play like a board game. Instead, it is meant for single-players. You explore different locations and find clues to figure out who the murderer is.

This game is a chapter in a series of similar games. New York Mysteries: The Lantern of Souls costs $7.

3. Danse Macabre: Crimson Cabaret

Danse Macabre: Crimson Cabaret is a collection of murder mystery games on Steam. The game offers gameplay that is somewhat closer to that of a board game. You must explore Paris, gather clues, and try not get murdered yourself. The game costs $5.49.

4. Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily

Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily is available on Steam and it is a combination of murder mystery and hidden object. You will find the game play is somewhat close to that of a board game but not a replica of Clue since there are no cards involved. It’s single player and costs $9.99. If the price seems steep, it’s worth mentioning that the game has a good rating. 


Murder mystery games are some of the older genre in gaming. Board games may not be played as much as they used to given there are now better platforms for games, but the genre remains popular. You will find there are plenty of other murder mystery and found object games on Steam. Go through the catalog and this list and you’re bound to find something fun to play.

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