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 20 years since folks first started trying to kill him, and he keeps coming back stronger than ever.
Players: 2-8 // Age: 12+ // Time: 20-40 minutes // Price: $40 // Rules
HOW TO PLAY
In the spring of 1996, James Ernest created a new board game called KILL DOCTOR LUCKY. It became the cornerstone of the Cheapass Games library, our first product and one of our all-time best sellers.
The object of the game is in the title: kill Doctor Lucky. He’s very lucky, so you’re going to try many times before you succeed. But that which doesn’t kill him makes you stronger, so keep at it and you’ll survive. It’s a game of quirky humor, with a mix of luck and strategy.
In 2006, Paizo Publishing produced a deluxe edition of KILL DOCTOR LUCKY That edition is now out of print, and we’ve brought the game back in a deluxe edition to celebrate its 19.5th anniversary.
WHAT’S NEW IN THIS EDITION?
We have made several changes to the core rules of KILL DOCTOR LUCKY, adding a few things you’ll love, and taking away some things you’ll never miss.
One of the biggest changes is that to draw a card, you must now be in a place where no one (including Doctor Lucky) can see you. This replaces the rule requiring that you did nothing else on this turn. The upshot: sight lines become more important throughout the game, and also you can’t draw a handful of cards while riding the Lucky Train.
For all those changes, we think you’ll find the new edition is the same exact game, only better.
Oh, and there’s also a cat. Meow.