13 Dead End Drive is a murder-themed board game from Milton Bradley. Released in 1993, it was followed in 2002 by a sequel, 1313 Dead End Drive.
The story behind the game involves the death of a wealthy old woman, Aunt Agatha, triggering a feud over her will. The players utilize traps located on the game board, which represents a mansion, to kill characters controlled by other players in order to claim the estate for themselves.
13 Dead End Drive contains examples of
- 13 Is Unlucky: Natch, its in the title.
- Also, it's very unlucky for all but one player when the detective takes all 13 steps.
- Booby Trap: How you kill other players. There are 5. How the traps reset themselves is anyone's guess.
- Gossipy Hens: Lulu's profile says that she and Agatha indulged in this during afternoon teas. She wants to parley the inheritence into her own tabloid, Dishing the Dirt.
- Pet Heir: One of the playable characters is Aunt Agatha's cat Poopsie. 1313 adds a dog named Pugsley.
- Police Are Useless: Averted, one way to win is the detective arriving at the door at the right moment. Played somewhat straight in that he takes forever to get there.