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Kill Doctor Lucky


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  • Includes cardboard pawns and plastic stands for each character. Does not include wooden pawns.
  • 3-7 players, 45 minutes
  • Full-color board of the Lucky Mansion
  • 96 full-color cards, 8 pawns
  • 30 spite tokens
  • Full-color rules sheet
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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • ASIN: 1601250061
  • Item model number: TGL 1000
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,738 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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From the Publisher: The Origins Award-winning board game from Cheapass Games comes to your gaming table in a new full-color, high-quality deluxe edition! Kill Doctor Lucky pits players against each other in a race to see who can kill Doctor Lucky, who's got more lives than Rasputin and an uncanny knack for dodging your best traps! But his luck can't last forever, and before the game is over, someone is going to kill Doctor Lucky - wouldn't you rather it be you? Includes cardboard pawns and plastic stands for each character. Does not include wooden pawns.

Customer Reviews

The game play is fast, fun, challenging, yet very easy to learn.
Robert S. Moyer
You can also find optional rules online that will change game play, like rules for including Dr. Lucky's dog or for killing other players.
Whraven
The art on the board and the cards is fantastic, high quality stuff.
Marcus Dillon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marcus Dillon on November 30, 2007
The premise of the game is basically the exact OPPOSITE of the game Clue. Instead of solving a murder in a house, you are competing against other players to commit the murder first. The trick is this: no other player can see you kill Dr. Lucky. Players frantically chase after a doddering old man trying to kill him with various household objects while the other player's do their best to foil one another's plans.

The art on the board and the cards is fantastic, high quality stuff. The rules are simple enough that players can learn the rules as you go. It's simple enough to play as a family game, but great as a "beer and pretzels" game among friends too. The game isn't nearly as morbid as it's premise suggests and is perfectly acceptable for kids. A worthy addition to anyone's collection among other classics such as Monopoly and Risk.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marisa Rospos on April 18, 2007
This game is great! It's sort of a reverse of clue - you're trying to kill Doctor Lucky, using various weapons such as bad cream and crepe pans. It's a challenge because there can be no witnesses (if another player is in the same room, an adajent room or hallway) and the other players can also try to stop you from killing him with various cards and spite tokens. If you like games like Clue, you'll love this game.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Christensen on December 4, 2011
I also own the slightly cheaper version of this game that includes the "...And His Little Dog, Too" expansion, and was disappointed to find that the wooden pawns and spite tokens from this edition (from Titanic Games) had been replaced with illustrated cardboard punch-outs for the newer Paizo edition. The illustrations are good and the cardboard is sturdy to be sure, but I think I prefer the wooden pieces found here. Also, the cards in this Titanic edition are slightly textured, and therefore easier to shuffle compared to the newer Paizo edition. I assume that's why the price for Paizo's edition is a little cheaper even with the expansion included, but I prefer the quality of the components you'll get with this Titanic edition.

In my opinion, the references to Clue in so many reviews are inaccurate, because the mechanics of playing this game are so divergent that they probably shouldn't even be compared as opposites. If anything, the theme of Kill Doctor Lucky might be considered a "prequel" to Clue, but that's all. So if you hate Clue or deduction games in general, don't be turned off by hearing it mentioned in so many reviews, because Kill Doctor Lucky is a very humorous and social party game. More humorous than violent for sure, despite the title, so older kids (10+) will probably really enjoy it too.

You win by killing Dr. Lucky, who moves around his mansion in a generally predictable pattern. You can only kill him when you are in the same room with him, and no other player can see you. Go for it with your bare hands, or play a weapon card to increase your chances. Move yourself OR the Doctor by playing a room card when the timing is right.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Child Without An Eye on November 18, 2007
This has become our favorite family game. The learning curve is easy and it took only 1 game for a group of adults and young adults to figure out. Although this game is no Candyland. It takes a perfect blend of strategy and a little luck to eventually kill Doctor Lucky. Lots of laughing at the dark humor and panicking when somebody is attempting the murder. Another positive is that there aren't a lot of "fiddly bits" to manage. The game is extremely well constructed with a old classic feel to it. The tokens and player pawns are made out of nicely painted wood and should last a lifetime of play.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gen. Sherman on March 3, 2010
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I have looked forward to getting this game for quite a while. So I couldn't wait to break open the box and start playing, having read the rules from the internet my players and I knew what to do from the word go.
Two turns and a lot of bad cards later the game was over with the maid standing over the corpse of poor Dr. Lucky. That was a fluke, no one had a fail card.
On to the next game which ended several hours later due to lack of interest. A whopping six assassination attempts were made when people could finally get away from the other players. Thanks to the lack of opportunities; I had drawn so many cards that I could scarcely manage the hand and could guarantee that I could spoil any attempt to kill the old coot. Finally we all got tired of watching the "Luckytona 500" and threw the cards back into the box.
On the other notes, the quality of the game is great; all the materials are top quality. I wish it was more fun since it will now grow Jurassic-Dust-Bunnies in my closet before I can wrangle my group to try it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Loren Morris on October 3, 2007
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I have played this game for years when it first came out from the design company. This is actually the same game with a better board and pieces. This is a very challenging game and very strategic. This is a form of clue for older kids. I absolutely love it. I wish more games were this easy to learn the rules and this much fun to play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Moyer on September 5, 2008
While Clue is a "Whodunit?" Kill Doctor Lucky is a "Youdunit". A simple game that is deceptively difficult to master. Dr Lucky moves through his mansion in a predictable path. You know where he's going to be, but getting him and you alone, unseen, is tricky and when you do... your opponents are ready with failure cards and spite tokens. Your attempt is foiled and the old man teeters off oblivious of your murderous attempt. But keep it up. Eventually the old man's luck will run out...

The artwork on the board and cards is stunning. The game play is fast, fun, challenging, yet very easy to learn. (And I love the in jokes. Certain weapons are more effective in certain rooms. For example, the pool cue is three times more effective in the billiards room, than anywhere else. The trowel is more effective in the wine cellar; a nice nod to Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"). This is an intelligent game of murder in the dark. If you're a fan of Clue or Agatha Christie's mysteries, buy this game today!
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