Cheapass Games is celebrating one of their most popular games with a special release alongside Greater Than Games. Kill Doctor Lucky: Deluxe 24 3/4 Anniversary Edition is packed with all the dastardly doings players have come to expect along with some new wrinkles; including a cat and dog. The game is for three to eight players, ages 12+, plays in around 45 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $39.95 when it arrives this month.
About the game:
Welcome to Lucky Mansion, a sprawling country estate filled with unusual weapons, good hiding places, and craven killers. Killers like you. The object? To kill Doctor Lucky. The obstacles? For one thing, all your friends would rather do it first. For another, Doctor Lucky is aptly named. You would think that after being stabbed, poisoned, and poked in the eye, the old man would be long gone. But it’s been nearly 25 years since folks first started trying to kill him, and he keeps coming back stronger than ever.
In this notorious game, an inversion of Clue, you hate Doctor Lucky. Maybe he left you out of his will. Maybe he killed your pet rock. Whatever the reason, you want him dead. Unfortunately, so do the other players. Since you don’t want to go to jail, you need to make your attempt in secret; if anybody can see you, whistle nonchalantly, and let the Doctor live … until next time.
Players move around the mansion, collecting murder weapons (to make the murder attempt stronger – doubly so if the weapon is used in an appropriate location); failure cards (to thwart opponents’ plans); and movement cards (to try to get together with Doctor Lucky in a secluded location for his inevitable demise.) Players try to convince others to use up their failure cards first, the better for when their own attempts come.