Recently I let everyone know about the Kill Doctor Lucky 19.5th Anniversary Edition game that I was sent and what I thought about the changes. Here is the update of the Kickstarter Campaign.
19.5th Anniversary Edition of Kill Doctor Lucky Breaks $100K on Kickstarter
Stretch goals include custom meeples, a Pairs deck illustrated by Doctor Lucky, and a cat
Seattle, WA—October 24, 2015. Poor Doctor Lucky. Everyone wants to kill him. In fact, more than 1,200 people have pledged over $100,000 on Kickstarter—more than double the campaign’s original goal—to bring back the classic board game Kill Doctor Lucky.
Their reasons vary. Janet Principle wants Doctor Lucky dead because he stole her recipe for paint remover, while Quincette Small is sure that Doctor Lucky is the king of the vampires. Their methods differ. Mumfort Consequence plans to stab him with the pinking shears, while Gail Russo plans to startle Doctor Lucky to death with a loud noise. The outcome will be the same. Doctor Lucky will be dead. And his cat Patience, who is one of the new optional rules, will not care a bit.
“We’re three parts delighted and one part overwhelmed by the response.” says James Ernest, designer of Kill Doctor Lucky and president of Cheapass Games. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to come up with more stretch goals.”
Fulfilled stretch goals include double-sided character cards for twice the available character histories, improved playing card paper, a custom 9-piece meeple set, Patience the cat, a gorgeous custom Doctor Lucky pawn, and an antique Pairs deck illustrated by Doctor Lucky himself (BJ Becker). Cheapass has more fun in store including more new games and improvements to the core game.
Cheapass Games is running a Kill Doctor Lucky contest on Twitter during the campaign. The glorious grand prize is a portrait of the winner in the style of a Doctor Lucky murderer. Tweet your ingenious method, your unique reason, or both, using the hashtag #jrobertlucky.
The Kill Doctor Lucky Kickstarter campaign will end on Friday, November 13, at 8:00 PST. Cheapass Games will hold a closing party that night at Lucky Mansion, with board games and special guests including Doctor Lucky himself.