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Share of adults in the U.S. that think Clue is a game of chance as of May 2020

Clue is a widely-known board game in which the ultimate goal is to identify among the group of players who murdered the game's victim, where the crime took place, and which weapon was used. As with all games, players typically need elements of both skill and luck. However, some games are known for needing more skill than others. In a 2020 survey conducted by YouGov, 46 percent of respondents in the United States stated that Clue was a game of skill rather than luck. In contrast, 23 percent of respondents believed that Clue was a game of luck.

Public opinion on whether Clue is a game of luck in the United States as of May 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

22 to 26 May 2020

Number of respondents

1,226 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question was phrased by source as follows:
"Now we're going to show you a series of board games. If you are not familiar with a game, please select the "Not applicable" option. Please choose whether each of the following games is more of a game of luck (where winning is primarily based on random chance) or more of a game of skill (where winning is primarily based on decisions each player intentionally makes). Please select one option on each row."

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