Also, I've seen an American version(I know cause it's called Clue)with the Reverend John Green, and backstory for everyone. How many of you knew Mrs Peacock was Miss Josephine Scarlet's mother?
Sagaris: of course. And by that measure, if your friends and family are able to discern the difference between good and bad games, then it's a bad one that will not provide much fun for said friends and family. If you're just looking for an excuse to force everyone to sit around a table together for an hour, somewhat mindlessly tossing die, and you've got nothing else, then, well, whatever. Though I actually could teach you superior games you could play like this without any boards, cards, or pieces at all. And most people who would enjoy playing games like those named above are also the sort of people that, in adulthood, would just as soon sit drinking beer and not playing anything. So I'm not sure who your suggestion is even for unless your friends and/or family includes small children.