Ryan explicitly defends the game as an art piece, which is not meant to offend, but is also not meant to be tasteful. It has yet to find a publisher. You can see TV news coverage here.
Even less tasteful is a game from 1990 called the Serial Killer: the Board Game, designed by Tobias Allen, a serial killer enthusiast who committed suicide last year. The game is packaged in a “body bag” and comes with several “body” counters. You travel around trying to murder people and to only get caught in a state without a death penalty.
In both games, you keep track of your kills with little dead baby figures.
More tasteful are games that deal with serial killers but don’t require you to score points by killing, and, perhaps, deal with killers from previous generations. For example, the excellent Mr. Jack, where you have to catch Jack the Ripper before he escapes London.
The newer version of the game does not have babies as counters, nor does it come in a body bag. The game is definitely dark humor and really, let’s all admit it……taste is a relative thing.
I certainly would never drive around a bright yellow Lambourghini and I’m sure you have 3 of them plus a stretch Hummer you couldn’t dump off on a homeless person due to the economy.
I have a copy of The Serial Killer Board Game #73/100 I purchased from Tobias Allen back in the early nineties. It is complete, in mint condition and in it’s original “Body Bag” packaging. I will sell it if there is any interest. I have an art gallery and I bought it a a limited edition art piece.
Hey, how much are you wanting to sell the game for? :)
Do you still have the serial killer:the board game, like the one in the picture I really want the original over the new one’s. The old one is in a smaller box and has dead babies,the body bag and little killer figurines, unlike the new one.
If you could let me know, even if you don’t have it I would really appreciate it.
I would love to purchase the tobias Allen board game!
were can i buy this board game
You can buy the Serial Killer Trivia Game via amazon.com now and there’s also a facebook page for it!
Is there any way to acquire a close-up of the board and other components of the game so as to perceive as many details as possible? Thanks very much.