magnifying glass logoThe Jail Break Clue by Clue

How to Play: Clue by Clue is a game that tests your thinking skills. It can be played alone or in a group. Solve the mystery below by going through the clues one at a time. Each time you reveal a new clue, stop and think about what it could mean, what you know from all the clues so far, and what you still need to know. After the last clue is revealed, you can read some hints or go straight to the solution!


  1. Did the policeman who was watching the video camera after the man escaped, see an empty cell or not?
  2. What did the policeman watching the video camera see?
  3. Did anyone leave the cell that afternoon?
  4. Why was the escape only discovered when he was seen in person?
  5. Why did the man’s brother wear an overcoat and a hat?

Have you figured it out?

Click here to see the solution.

And check out the book it is based on: Clue by Clue by Walton Burns

front cover of Clue by Clue by Walton Burns

Or take a look at printable versions for students: Mystery Resources on TpT

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