Classic board game Cluedo has killed off one of its six original characters, Mrs White.
The long-time housekeeper of Tudor Mansion is to be replaced by the mysterious Dr Orchid, who was privately educated in Switzerland “until her expulsion following a near-fatal daffodil poisoning incident”.
Dr Orchid, who gained a PhD in plant toxicology, was then home-schooled by the character she is replacing.
The new character is the adoptive daughter of Samuel Black, who owns the mansion where events unfold.
It is the first time Cluedo’s owner Hasbro has killed off a character since 1949.
Craig Wilkins, marketing director for Hasbro in the UK & Ireland, said: “It was a difficult decision to say goodbye to Mrs White, but after 70 years of suspicious activity we decided that one of the characters had to go.
“Dr Orchid is a brilliant new character with a rich back story and links to the Black fortune. We’re sure families across the UK, Ireland and the world will continue to create thrilling murder mysteries with all six suspects inside of the iconic Tudor Mansion.”
The game’s six characters are Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, the Reverend Green, Colonel Mustard and the new Dr Orchid.
All the characters have been revamped in recent years, except Colonel Mustard.
Cluedo involves finding out who killed whom, where, and with what implement. The murder weapons are a candlestick, lead pipe, revolver, dagger, rope and spanner.