Join us at Gen Con 50 in booth 1361 for real-life Doctor Lucky photo ops, the Deluxe Pairs debut, Tak tournaments, and more!


Doctor Lucky will be at Gen Con in the flesh! Select your “murder weapon,” pose with the good Doctor, and create a lasting memory of your time at Gen Con 50! Murder weapons in include Kill Doctor Lucky classics like frozen fish, tight hats, and poison. It’s perhaps the only time you’ll want to be photographed while committing a crime!

Various murderers from the game will also be making special appearances. Those who get their picture taken with Doctor Lucky or a murderer will receive a free button to wear during the show. If one of our staff sees you wearing the button during the show, you might win a free promo such as a meeple set or Lucky Mansion patch!

See below for Doctor Lucky’s schedule.



After a hugely successful Year Zero tournament at Gen Con 2016, the US Tak Association is back with more events and more gorgeous prizes at Gen Con 50! Sign up for either the basic tournament or the Gen Con 2017 Championship and play for prizes such as autographed Tak Companion Books and gorgeous bespoke Tak sets from Wyrmwood!

The first few hundred folks to demo at the Cheapass Games booth or with the US Tak Association will receive a free Tak button!


Deluxe Pairs will debut at Gen Con! Featuring a  brand-new fruit deck illustrated in a fun retro style and a Pairs Companion booklet including over 30 games and variants, Deluxe Pairs is perfect for both Pairs afficianados and newcomers to the game. Stop by for a demo and be among the first to own Deluxe Pairs!

Deluxe Pairs is fresh off the presses and on its way to Gen Con! Unfortunately, someone forgot to appease the printing gods, and it’s on track to arrive fashionably late on Thursday evening.  Look for Deluxe Pairs at booth 1361 when the hall opens on Friday!


Join us for autograph session with Echo Chernik (the artist behind TAK and several PAIRS decks), Paul Peterson (co-designer of UNEXPLODED COW), and guest appearances with several KILL DOCTOR LUCKY murderers! We’ll also have rarely-seen promo items for sale at the booth, and James Ernest will be at the booth and available for autographs for much of the show. And, of course, stop by anytime for a demo! See you there!


We’re located in booth 1361 against the back wall of the expo hall.

Kill Doctor Lucky Photos 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Kill Doctor Lucky Photso 2:30 PM -6:00 PM

Unexploded Cow Autographs with game designer Paul Peterson 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Kill Doctor Lucky Photos 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Murderer Photos with Mumfort Consequence (played by Phil Foglio) 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Tak & Pairs Signings with artist Echo Chernik 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Kill Doctor Lucky Photos 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Murderer Photos with Quincette Small and “News” McCauley 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Kill Doctor Lucky Photos 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Murderer Photos with Johnny Archer 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Gen Con Tak Tournament Finals 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Kill Doctor Lucky Photos 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Kill Doctor Lucky Photos 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Kill Doctor Lucky Photos 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Murderer Photographs with Quincette Small and “News” McCauley 2:30 PM-4:00 PM