Kill Doctor Lucky
includes ...And His Little Dog Too! expansion
List Price: $29.99
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(Worth 2,399 Funagain Points!)
from 16 customer reviews
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The Origins Award–winning board game from Cheapass Games comes to your gaming table in a new full-color, high-quality deluxe edition featuring components on par with the best European board games.
Kill Doctor Lucky pits 3 to 7 players against each other in a race to see who can kill Doctor Lucky. The trick is that all the other players want to do it first and will stop at nothing to prevent you from having the pleasure. And the old doctor has earned his nickname well: he's got more lives than Rasputin and an uncanny knack for dodging your best traps. But his luck can't last forever. Before the game is over, someone is going to kill Doctor Lucky -- wouldn't you rather it were you?
Everyone starts in the Drawing Room, and everyone wants to kill Doctor Lucky. Players move around the mansion looking for weapons and trying to catch the old man alone. Trying to kill the Doctor is pretty easy, but every other player can play Failure cards to stop you. Doctor Lucky's luck runs out eventually, though, and you just hope you can catch him when it does.
This new edition now includes the "...And His Little Dog Too!" expansion -- three rules variants that feature Doctor Lucky's dog, Shamrock. He's just as lucky as his master and has an annoying habit of making you feel fond of him. It also has cardboard characters with stands instead of wooden pawns.
Kill Dr. Lucky is a quick but fun game to be played with just about any group of people you know.
Everyone wants to kill Dr. Lucky. That's the easy part.
The only correction the game needs is the following rule: If at any time Dr. Lucky would give an extra turn (he lands in the room with a person in it), the player only gets the turn when NO ONE else is in that room. This keeps the game from being one person's romp around the board, getting all the cards in the deck, as has happened before this rule went into effect in my playgroup.
I was going back and forth between a four and five star review. I enjoy the game very much, and I feel that the moderate amount of movement card strategy enhances the simple mechanics. The game is, however, highly luck based and prone to extended (at least for this type of game) playing times when players try to be too strategic. My choice of a five star rating comes down to the fact that I have played this game with a wide range of people (from serious gamers to non-gamers), and all have enjoyed it tremendously. Definitely worth picking up.
If you're just now looking into Cheapass Games to add to your collection, Kill Dr. Lucky is the place to start. Easily one of the most popular games I play, there are enough variants to come up with to keep this game going all night, if that's your desire.
I only wish they would have printed the cards on higher stock, like the cards in Save Dr. Lucky. I suppose if you so desired, you could have them laminated. And the new boxes are GREAT. I highly recommend.