Kill Dr. Lucky is an Adventure Board Game about murdering a very lucky physician. While Dr. Lucky is a pillar of the community, you hate him for some reason. Maybe he had your business shut down, maybe his cat pissed in your shrub, but you want him dead, and you want to kill him personally.
Kill Dr. Lucky provides examples of the following tropes:
- Acquired Poison Immunity: One Fail card states that the doctor loves rat poison in his tea.
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Some later editions add a wandering dog, who acts as both a witness and another target.
- Assassin Outclassin': Failure! cards represent the doctor's namesake good fortune, wherein some bizzarre shennanigans happen to get him out of harm's way.
- Captain Ersatz: The player characters are all copypastes of the Clue player characters.
- Cat Concerto: One Failure has the doctor's cat start "singing," which the player hates more than the doctor.
- Confusion Fu: "The doctor turns to you, and spraks at length about a subject that, upon reflection, makes no sense."
- Disproportionate Retribution: Oh yes, murder an old man because his cat peed on your shrub. That's rational...
- Frying Pan of Doom: The crépe pan does extra damage in the Kitchen.
- Improbable Weapon User: A frying pan, a shoe horn, a broom, the chord from the drapes, and a field gun from the American Civil War.
- It's Personal: Why your character wants to be the one who kills dr. Lucky.
- Luck Manipulation Mechanic: Failure cards represent the Not-so-Good Doctor's uncanny luck saving him somehow.
- Morale Mechanic: Spite tokens, which represent the characters growing frustration at their failure to Kill Dr. Lucky. Each token adds +1 to their attack, and they can be spent to force a failure.
- Sticky Situation: "Your feet stick to the floor."
- Spiritual Antithesis: To "Clue." Instead of solving a murder in a mansion that nobody witnessed, you commit murder in a mansion with no witnesses.
- The sidequel/spinoff Save Dr. Lucky, where the players rescue Dr. Lucky from a sinking ship so they can get a cool epitaph.
- Tears of Remorse: A failure card states that you are seized with a momentary bout of remorse.