Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Review - Zombie Dice


 


Players: 2+
Playing Time: 10 - 20 Minutes
Age: 10+
Suggested Retail: $13.13

Eat brains. Don't get shotgunned.

You are a zombie. You want braaains. More brains than any of your zombie buddies.

Zombie Dice is fast and easy for any zombie fan (or the whole zombie family). The 13 custom dice are your victims. Push your luck to eat their brains, but stop rolling before the shotgun blasts end your turn!


The Goal:

Eat more brains than your opponents!

The Setup:

Put the 13 dice in the cup and get paper to keep track of scores.

The Play:

The first player shakes the cup and then randomly takes 3 dice and rolls them.  Any die with a brain is kept to one side, shotgun blasts are kept to the other side.  If you decide to keep going, any die with footprints are keep to be rolled again.  When you decide to roll again, you randomly take more dice from the cup so you always roll 3 dice.  Once you take dice from the cup, you MUST roll them.

Brains are good, shotgun blasts are bad.  You want to get as many brains as you can while pressing your luck and avoid the shotgun blast...if you get 3 blasts, then your turn is over and you score NO points.  If you decide to stop, you score 1 point for each brain in front of you.

The dice come in 3 colors and they are not created equal.  Red dice are shotgun blast heavy...3 blasts, 2 footprints, and only 1 brain.  Yellow dice have 2 of each symbol.  Green dice are brain heavy...3 brains, 2 footprints, and only 1 blast.  But, remember you have to decide if you will press your luck before you know what dice you will have to roll.

Game End:

When 1 player has scored 13 or more brains, then the round is finished and the player with the most brains wins...it might not be the 1st one to 13 brains.


Review:

I like this game better than the Cthulhu Dice that I reviewed last time.  There is a bit of strategy needed for the press your luck aspect of the game.  I played with 3 players and the games took 10 minutes.

One negative, the dice cup is a cardboard tube with a label stuck on it and plastic end stuck in the tube.  If you have a vigorous shaker, the bottom will fall out.  Easily fixed with some glue.  The label also takes a beating fairly quickly.

Overall, it was quite fun, but it is still just a filler game...which is really what it is intended to be.  Overall, I give it a 7 out of 10. 

You can buy Zombie Dice in our eBay store (www.howlingfungames.com) or in our Amazon Store or by contacting us directly.

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