Thursday, April 26, 2012

Zombies!!! The Board Game

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of anything to do with the zombie genre. About a month ago, our little group were running out of games to play, so I picked up a little board game by Twilight Creations Inc. entitled simply as Zombies!!!

Zombies!!! is a simple, fast paced, tile/card based game in which players run around a plague infested city in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse. The idea of the game is to be the first person to either kill 25 zombies, or be the first to reach the awaiting helicopter and escape the infested city.

The board is made up of a series of city map tiles which players place every turn, thus building the game board as the action unfolds. Personally I love this idea, as it totally cuts out prep time before hand, allowing you more playing time (always good), and also varies the game by giving you a different layout every time you play. Through this progression of play, players find themselves faced with an array of avenues and buildings to explore, followed by an ever growing number of the undead ready to rip them to pieces.

Although the threat of being dinner for the recently deceased is bad enough, the actions of your fellow players in this game can be much more severe. You see, each player carries a hand full of event cards in which to use, ranging from weapons to help them better dispatch the undead, to nasty events that can totally screw you over and get you killed. Personally it is these event cards that make this game as enjoyable as it is. Looking at your opponents face when they are within sight of the helicopter, only for you to send them back to the start, or when you steal all of their ammo is priceless.

P.S. You also get 100 cool little plastic zombies in the box

The game is for 2-6 players (though personally I thinks 3-5 works best) and retails from £20-£25. Twilight Creations have also released a number of expansions for the game, allowing you to explore new locations such as a shopping mall, a military base and even a university! These retail from £10-£15 (depending on which ones you get).

Overall I think that though simplistic in its play, this is a great and immensely enjoyable game to play, and is worth every penny! I also own a number of the expansions and can honestly say that they too are as good and well worth a try should you enjoy the basic game.

                   Below are some shots of the game Sammy D and I had most recently played
I won by the way!

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