When comparing Clue vs Zombicide, the Slant community recommends Zombicide for most people. In the question“What are the best board games?” Zombicide is ranked 25th while Clue is ranked 35th. The most important reason people chose Zombicide is:
There are additional sets available ranging from new survivor cards to different enemy miniatures, more game tiles, etc. There is also a medieval version - Black Plague - which offers an alternate settings and slight rule/weapon changes.
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Pro Had a movie made out of it
There is a Hollywood movie licensed from the game Clue called Clue. It stars Tim Curry and is frankly fantastic. Go and watch it if you have not already.
Pro Worthwhile lessons for kids to learn
Through the playing of the game Clue children can potentially learn that criminals always get caught for cimes commited as well as learn the process of elimination.
Pro Lots of expansions
There are additional sets available ranging from new survivor cards to different enemy miniatures, more game tiles, etc.
There is also a medieval version - Black Plague - which offers an alternate settings and slight rule/weapon changes.
Prison Outbreak, Toxic City Mall, and Angry Neighbors are all expansion packs you can add to the base game. Extras such as Dog Companions, Zombie Dogz, and VIP (very infected people) add new figures, figures, and equipment. There is also a new version: Black Plague which takes place in a medieval setting (expansion coming in June)
Pro Quality components
The game comes with a bunch of miniatures, all molded out of plastic and have nice detailing as well as individual looks. The cardboard game cards, etc also have a solid think feel to them as well as colorful and illustrative art printed on them with the cards even being double sided. The amount of pieces and the quality of there craftsmanship definitely give a feeling of robustness that earns the game its high price ($89 retail).
Pro Co-op play
Teamwork is essential to completing your objectives - some players will level up towards ranged combat, while others move about quickly. Not all players will be able to open the required doors, and you level up individually but don't let one player level up much faster than the others - zombies seem to thrive off success.
Con 2013 edition has new rules and is too easy
Stay away from the 2013 edition as the board has been changed to where all rooms can be reached in a single dice roll (way too easy) as well as rules have been tweaked so more of the cards are known from the beginning (again, making the game too easy). Last but not least the character names have been changed to make them more "hip".
Con Error filled rulebook
The packaged rulebook is not only filled with errors and typos but is also missing a lot of pertinent information to the gameplay. Luckily there is an updated version as a PDF download on the publishers site that has the extra content the printed version is missing.