A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Your landlord is knocking on your door. You have one coin left to your name. You insert the coin into your slot machine...and...JACKPOT! Luck be a Landlord, tonight!

Luck be a Landlord is a roguelike deckbuilder about using a slot machine to earn rent money and defeat capitalism. This game does not contain any real-world currency gambling or microtransactions.


  • Roguelite gameplay - The symbols you can add to the slot machine are different every time!
  • Lots of Symbols to add to your slot machine - Each symbol has different effects and interactions.
  • Plenty of Items to choose from - The items are different every time as well, leading to interesting build strategies.
  • A terrible landlord to defeat.
  • A dog you can pet.
  • Capitalism.

Luck be a Landlord now has Screen Reader support! If the Screen Reader setting is enabled (under the Gameplay Settings or by holding the F3 key, 3 key, or L1 on a controller for 5 seconds), the game will output highlighted text to the operating system's clipboard. One can then use a screen reader program to read out the text from the clipboard. Using a Keyboard or Controller instead of a Mouse is ideal when using this mode.

A Steam Key is provided with every purchase!

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Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Luck be a Landlord | Windows 90 MB
Version 1.2.18
Luck be a Landlord | macOS 107 MB
Version 1.2.18
Luck be a Landlord | Linux 93 MB
Version 1.2.18

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Luck be a Landlord (DEMO) | Windows 90 MB
Version 1.2.14
Luck be a Landlord (DEMO) | macOS 107 MB
Version 1.2.14
Luck be a Landlord (DEMO) | Linux 93 MB
Version 1.2.14


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I'm not sure if this is an appropriate place to mention this but I was watching IllegallySighted playing with the new screenreader support and I noticed that negative and ? coins weren't reading properly

You can hear it happen at 20:35 here


I'll look into a solution for that, thanks for letting me know!

love this game and only just learned there's an android port! frustrated its only on Google Play though since i hate buying things there and id much rather give you more money thru here. any plans to include the android version on itch?

I have just bought this game and it's not working for me with a screenreader. i tried all the things it said to do to get it to run, but I either don't have some sort of plugin, or the game is borked. Please Haaalp!

Are you using NVDA with the Autoclip plugin? https://nvda-addons.org/addon.php?id=314

Ack! That's me, Thanks for posting this here. Now off to go play this cool game. Apparently, Northern lions did a let's play on youtube, and everyone says it's awesome!

since the game is already DRM-free, many people including me are very looking forward to a GOG release. Please <3 

can your game the evidence room be played with keyboard?

no, it's mouse only

if i buy this on ios, do i also need to buy on pc or vice versa?

Will you distribute the APK here?

I'm trying to get away from google completely.

I noticed that I unlocked an achievement within the game, but I couldn't find any kind of overview page afterwards. It would be really fun to have the same achievements as on Steam natively within the game.

screen reader does not work in demo.


are/will your other games have screenreader support?

Most of my older games used engines that aren't screen reader friendly, unfortunately. My future games will definitely have screen reader support if possible!

One of my free game jam games (The Evidence Room) is made in HTML, so a screen reader may already work there if you'd like to give it a try: https://trampolinetales.itch.io/the-evidence-room


hi. thanks for making this accessible Will the ios version also have accessibility? Also, on steam, it shows storage requirements of 125 mb, but here, its 90 mb. is the version here not updated>

Glad I could!

The iOS version will unfortunately not have screen reader support as, to my knowledge, screen readers can't access the clipboard on iOS.

The itch version is always updated at the same time as the Steam version. The file size is different since the itch version uses a ZIP file while the Steam version does not.


ok, thanks alot! you're right, no clipboard support on ios.


Really really love this game it's inspired me to make my own similar game in a fantasy setting  with element of slay the spire thrown in. https://gdogames.itch.io/taxingtiles

Here's my strat.

SPOILER ALERT (you shouldn't look if you're new to the game)

To "win"
    [essence] Guillotine

    [symbol - rare] Mrs Fruit (x3)
    [symbol - common] Seed
    [symbol - uncommon] Peach
    [symbol - uncommon] Orange

    [item - uncommon] Compost Heap
    [item - common] Watering Can

    [symbol - common] Monkey (x9)
    [symbol - uncommon] Coconut
    [symbol - uncommon] Coconut Milk   

    [item - common] Oswald the Monkey    

    [essence] Oswald the Monkey

Compost Feed
    [symbol - common] Urn
    [symbol - uncommon] Big Urn
    [symbol - rare] Tomb
    [symbol - rare] Spirit    

    [item - common] Grave Robber   
    [item -  common] Cherry

    Any auto-destructible symbols

Additionnal Multipliers
    [symbol - common] Banana
    [symbol - common] Banana Peel
    [symbol - rare] Comedian (x3)
    [symbol - rare] Chef (x3)
    [symbol - rare] Farmer (x3)
    [symbol - very rare] Golden Arrow (x2)
    [symbol - uncommon] Buffing Capsule    

    [item - common] Ricky the Banana
    [item - uncommon] Dark Humor
    [item - uncommon] Fruit Basket
    [item - uncommon] Rusty Gear
    [item - rare] Anthropology Degree    

    [essence] Grave Robber
    [essence] Undertaker
    [essence] Ricky the Banana
    [essence] Dark Humor
    [essence] Fruit Basket
    [essence] Rusty Gear
    [essence] Anthropology Degree    

    [item - common] Lunchbox
    [item - common] Black Pepper
    [item - uncommon] Comfy Pillow
    [item - uncommon] Cardboard Box
    [item - uncommon] Conveyor Belt
    [item - uncommon] Shrine
    [item - rare] Oil Can
    [item - rare] Protractor
    [item - rare] Dishwasher
    [item - rare] Instant Ramen
    [item - rare] Swapping Device
    [item - rare] Void Portal
    [item - rare] Quiver
    [item - very rare] Telescope    

    [essence] Comfy Pillow
    [essence] Conveyor Belt
    [essence] Oil Can
    [essence] Protractor
    [essence] Telescope
    [essence] Void Portal
    [essence] Quiver    

To avoid/disable (breaks combo/feed otherwise)
    [item - uncommon] Fertilizer
    [item - rare] Undertaker
    [item - uncommon] Compost Heap (x2)    

    [essence] Compost Heap
    [essence] Fertilizer
    [essence] Shrine

To avoid/remove
    [symbol - rare] Pear
    [symbol - rare] Strawberry
    [symbol - rare] General Zaroff
    [symbol - very rare] Watermelon
    [symbol - uncommon] Time Capsule (early)

    Any other permanent symbols    

Obsolete Feed
    [symbol - rare] geologist
    [symbol - common] Ore
    [symbol - uncommon] Big Ore
    [symbol - uncommon] golem
    [symbol - common] oyster
    [symbol - common] pearl
    [symbol - uncommon] sapphire

    [symbol - rare] Robin Hood
    [symbol - rare] Witch
    [symbol - rare] Apple
    [symbol - very rare] Pirate


Would you consider adding custom thumbnail art to the DRM free version? GOG adds the game's thumbnail automatically, but steam doesn't when you add it as a non-steam game.


Is there a way to see the achievement list in game?


Please add to geforcenow or mobile, really want to play it


they don't get to decide what games go on geforce now


Yes they do, don't spread false information


they cant say "put the game on instantly" its stuff that is added every thursday so the developers can basically only say yes the game can go on that doesn't mean the nvidia will add it


If you don't know how it works, stop commenting. Just looking for an argument for no reason. They apply via a link on geforce and it gets added to a pile of games that they pick between. It can only add to sales, especially when a game is easy to add to the service without much effort. Dev please ignore this person if you are considering putting on geforcenow


so basically they don't decide what games go on geforce now


Better yet, Patreon a campaign for mobile. This game'd be perfect on my phone! Soooooo gooooood!

It is now available on mobile


I did buy it early on and didn't receive a key, can you verify that I bought it to get it the steam key too ? That would be easier for the workshop.


Same here, I never received a steam key. Wondering if there's a way to get it retroactively.

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I did it! I became the lord of fruits and got guillotined! Those payments increased to 20k but was no match for my 500K monkeys!

did i winned

Wow you rolled 3 very rare in a row!

Doesn't work on Mac :(


does it require 64 bit? if yes, is it possible to make it 32 bit compatible?

love your game :D


So can you get the modtool without buying the Steam version?

Mods can be created without the Steam version. You just can't upload mods to the Steam Workshop on the non-Steam version.


Is this version also updated when the steam one gets an update?


Buying from here is it possible to get a copy that doesn't require steam?


This is the one, you'll get a key for Steam redemption but also get the DRM free version.

Is there a way to download the for linux if I bought the game from steam?

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I was not convinced by the pitch… but I stayed stuck on for more than 2 hours. Nice nice nice


Is it possible to get a Steam key if you got this in a bundle like the one for Palestine?


anyone ever find out the answer to this lmao i would love to know


From the bundle page: “Please note: No Steam (or other external keys) will be given for bundle purchases. Only direct downloads will be available on the itch.io page.”

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You have to either win a game on Floor 6 or win 7 games since the essence update. There's also a way you can edit your savefile to unlock it instantly. Instructions are here https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1404850/view/5510701238793103299

Well I am working on my seven

I am making a demake of this cool game, what do you think?


That's really nice work.

This is really cool!


amazing game. the consistent updates are awesome!


The most recent update made the game crash without launch for me. I last played with the previous patch.

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I love this. Very excited to see what gets added next <3

The only addition I'd love is a way to see what objects are worth where they're at in the board. Like if the Silver Arrow points at an object, show it's 9 coins this round, but in parantheses that it's normally 3. Sometimes when the coin amounts happen so fast it's hard to keep track of what increased what, and it would help me figure out why things are getting me so many coins!

That or even a label that has "effected by" then a list of symbols you currently have.

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I would write something, but I can't stop playing this game long enough to do so...the highlight of the recent bundle for me!


Alright, I admit I didnt expect a simple slot machine game quite so intriguing, but ... it is. You need to gamble to pay your rent of the game is over. During your sessions playing the roulette machine, you gradually unlock more items that will allow you to gain higher payouts and by combining the right items at the right time, you can turn your game time into a veritable money machine. Its fun, addicting, quick to play and offers enough depth to optimize your runs that every decision feels genuinely interesting and worth pondering. Deceiving looks, great game. 4/5

More Itch Bundle impressions: https://tomalexi.itch.io/
Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/YTPList

Really Amazing Game!!! The music is really awesome!

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Great stuff. For Slay the Spire fans, it's almost like just a constant balancing of relics.

Points of improvement for the full release:

  • It could use way more sound effects (like when you press buttons or roll the slots)
  • It could probably be more/fully keyboard-operated for the most part, other than item removals
  • The music could be more complex (I don't know if you're seeking composers, but I'd be interested if so!)

Absolutely love this game


Beastly game, love it. Please make it so there is a button click to press after the spin and before picking the next symbol. Sometimes you want a moment longer to work out why something vanished or doubled!

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed the game! It really kept pulling me back in!


I have to ask due to the bundle, I do know the key won't be included in the bundle, but will the game be updated in itch.io like it would be on steam, even through early access and release ? (I have seen your game and I am so glad I am able to get it, even better that it is for a good cause)


Every DRM-free version of the game receives updates whenever the Steam version does!

Very glad to hear that and thank you for answering quick ! 

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