I haven’t done one of these in a long time — too long, so I’m going to try and get back into the habit of talking about books, movies, TV shows, games, comics, and whatever else catches my attention in a good way.
Today I’m posting about a game my wife and I received from our friends Dustin and Cathy: Kill Doctor Lucky by Cheapass Games. Basically, this is Clue in reverse: the players creep around a mansion trying to murder Doctor Lucky.
The game mechanics are pretty simple so it’s a fast game to learn, but the strategy factor is high. Being within line-of-sight of other players can prevent you from doing anything, including attempting to murder Doctor Lucky. Other players also essentially help protect Doctor Lucky from murder attempts, but in doing so drain their own resources — but a carefully played round of protecting Doctor Lucky could leave a crafty player in a good position for an unblockable murder attempt of his own.
And then there is the cat/dog NPC option that complicates things further. And the variant scenario that has the immediately deceased Doctor Lucky rising from the grave as a revenge-driven ghost who hunts down his killers. And an alternate board that gives you more rooms to explore. You get a lot of game for your money.