Something a little different - practising directions in French and some verbs and simple sentences, playing Cluedo, in French.

Change some of the room names to make it more relevant (la chambre, la salle de bain, and le bureau, replacing the ballroom, billiard room and study).

Do not use dice, instead player one has to give directions in French to player two, and they have to move player one's character on the board.

You can use the phrases below, and count the number of squares you want to move (in French of course), direct to turn right or left, etc.

 

Possible phrases when giving and taking directions.

  • Je voudrais aller ….. = I would like to go….
  • Passez … = pass …. (as in, ….pass the dining room…)
  • Traversez à … = cross to ….
  • Tournez à … = turn to …. (as in turn to the right)
  • Allez tout droit (x number) carrés = go straight ahead (x number of) squares
  • Arrêtez = stop
  • Entrez = enter
  • Sortez = go out of
  • Je voudrai sortir … = I would like to go out of … (e.g. the dining room)
  • Je voudrais partir … = I would like to leave … (e.g. the dining room)
  • Vers = towards
  • Allez vers…. = go towards ….
  • Traversez vers … = cross towards …
  • Tournez vers … = turn towards ….

 

Possible phrases when making accusations.

  • Je voudrais dire…. = I would like to say….
  • Je pense… = I think…
  • C’était … = it was …
  • …avec … = …with …
  • …dans … = …in…
  • (example : Je pense c’était Madame Écarlete avec la clé anglaise dans le jardin d’hiver = I think it was Miss Scarlet with the spanner in the conservatory)

 

To ask a player to comment on the accusation:

  • Je demande à …(name) = I am asking …..(name)
  • Je voudrais demander à … = I would like to ask …

 

The reply is one of the below:

  • Je peux aider = I can help
  • Je ne peux pas aider
  • Je peux vous aider = I can help you
  • Je ne peux pas vous aider = I cannot help you

 

The weapons :

  • La corde = the rope
  • Le pistolet = the pistol
  • Le poignard = the dagge
  • La pipe de plomb = the lead pipe
  • La clé anglaise = the spanner (literally the English key)
  • le bougeoir = the candlestick

 

The suspects:

  • Colonel Moutard
  • Madame Écarlete
  • Professeur Prune
  • Reverend Vert
  • Madame Blanc
  • Madame Paon (peacock)