Need a game that is quick, fun and super easy to play? At PAX, while I was waiting in line for one of the many panels or talks to start, I saw so many people playing a game called Zombie Dice. Before PAX was over, I found a booth selling them. I bought my own tube of Zombie Dice to play with my friends whenever we were waiting in line for anything.
Zombie Dice by Steve Jackson Games, is a 3-8 player game with a goal of collecting as many brains as you possibly can before getting killed. Here is the game’s’ description:
Eat brains. Don’t get shotgunned. You are a zombie. You want brains. More brains than any of your zombie buddies. Zombie Dice is a quick and easy game for gamers and non-gamers alike. The 13 custom dice represent victims. Push your luck to eat their brains, but stop rolling before the shotgun blasts end your turn! Zombie Dice is a dice game for 3 to 8 players. Each game takes 10 to 20 minutes, and can be taught in a single round.
Of the 13, six sided dice that the game comes with, each side of the dice has an image on it. Either a shotgun blast, footsteps or brains. The dice also come in three colors. Green, Yellow and red. With the green dice you are more likely to get brains and as you work your way through the dice to the red ones you are less likely to get a brains and more likely to get shot.
The game works like this. Your 13 colored dice go into the cup the game came with. You shake it up, pull out three dice and roll them in front of you. If you get get a brain on any of the dice, that one of your victims and you get a point. If you get footprints that means your victim got away. If you get a shotgun blast that means you were shot. You keep pulling dice out, three at a time and rolling them to collect brains. But remember to stop before you get three shotgun blast. When you are done, put the dice back in the cup and had it off to the next person to play. If you get three shotgun blasts you loose all the brains you have collected so far. The first person to 13 brains/points wins!
The game is simple, but really fun and I enjoyed playing it over and over again in while waiting in lines at PAX with my friends. The dice feel and look like they are quality made. The cup could have been better, but it serves its purpose.
Have you played Zombie Dice? What do you and your friends think of it? Leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts on this zombie dice game.