You know what’s funny?  This is the same mindless doodling I used to fill the margins of my notebooks when I was in grade school.  Today, these artful sketches will guarantee a trip to the counselor with a high probability of suspension and an exciting new prescription drug cocktail… you know, to “help” you.  While wholly inappropriate for the wee ones, Let’s Kill! will certainly have your adult friends laughing at a series of ridiculous situations.  If you are easily offended due to an absent sense of humor, this game is definitely not for you.  For the rest, read on.

Let’s Kill!

Published by Atlas Games

3-5 players

Ages 18 and up

30 minutes

MSRP $19.95

The basic concept of the Let’s Kill! is to kill.  Still with me?  But the good news is that no one tries to kill real people, just stick figures.  Not only is this application generally hilarious, but also a level of artistic presentation I can truly appreciate.  Seriously.  I could actually draw these.  Kind of gives me hope that absolutely anyone could be a game artist.  Or Vice-President.  Though, that may be a conversation for another day.

The game scenario is as follows: you are a serial killer who is obsessed with media coverage.  Your goal is to kill as many people (victim cards) as possible, earn 20 points (each victim is different), and hold the lead for one final round where your fellow serial killers have the opportunity to steal the spotlight away from you.

There are several different types of cards in the deck: Victims, Weapons, Surprise, and Locations.  Gameplay follows three steps:

1) Draw a card from the Victim deck and play on any available Location cards, or if none are open, play it alone on the table.  This is to represent that the soon-to-be victim is not in any particular place, but “out on the town.”  How disgustingly trendy.


2) Play a card from your hand.  That means either a Weapon, Surprise, or Event.  Weapons are pretty self-explanatory, but in some cases, creative and delicious.  Like the Bread Truck.  If you don’t want to play a card, you can discard your entire hand, but only a pansy would do that.


An Event is used to modify the event on which it is played.  Lastly, the Surprise cards represent the things that you probably should have uncovered about your victim long before you decided to try and kill them.  You know, like they’re a ninja or the kid of a senator.  Details.


Shootouts should also be mentioned, as they will pop up in certain instances.  For example, you can’t try to kill an undercover cop at the Post Office with a bread truck and expect to get away without dodging a few bullets.  Like most shootouts, it may or may not end well for you.

3) Draw cards until you have five in your hand.

The fun in the game is certainly in presentation, but the scenarios are ridiculous and completely unreasonable.

In addition to the original game, one expansion, A Pretty Corpse, has been released to supplement and expand the gameplay.  

A Pretty Corpse

MSRP $11.95

It’s more of the same and a little something extra.  How’s that for informative?  But enough nonsense, make a friend and give the game a try.

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