Murder most foul on The Island of Doctor Lucky

June 15, 2018 - 1:11am

In The Island of Doctor Lucky: A Most Dangerous Game, the hunter becomes the hunted as the classic Kill Doctor Lucky gets a tropical spin in this new stand-alone board game. Players take on the roles of enemies of the philanthropist, Doctor J. Robert Lucky, who they're trying to kill on the tropical island of Isla Fortuna. The game supports 2-8 players, aged 12+, and plays in around 40 minutes.

"Dodge hazards like the fire pit, the hunting snare, and the hammerhead crabs as you navigate the perilous regions of Isla Fortuna. Find the old man alone, and kill him with whatever you can find: the shark tooth, the elephant gun, the bad dates, or (if you must) your bare hands. Every murder attempt makes you stronger, and if you play your cards right, you can kill Doctor Lucky!" [source]

Isla Fortuna is more dangerous than Lucky Mansion, from the original game, so players will be dodging monsters and traps while there. Players need to find Doctor Lucky alone on the map in a place where no one can see them to perform the dastardly deed. There are also new Hazard cards which allow players to "take him out" from anywhere else on the map. Though it's not as strong as a murder attempt, a Hazard card, once played, gives a player faster movement for the rest of the game. Hazard cards can also be thrown at other players. Doctor Lucky has an island pet, Javier the Panther, which fulfills the same role as the cat from the original game in that players can't see out of the space if shared with the panther. The Island of Doctor Lucky: A Most Dangerous Game is published by Cheapass Games, and designed by James Ernest, with art by Israel Evans, Nate Taylor, and BJ Becker. The game will see release on August 15th, 2018.
Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games