Fast and portable.
OK time for something very light. We love dice here and embrace any opportunity to play a game with them, which is lucky really as that’s all Zombie Dice is.
In the tube you get 3 sets of different dice. Green, Yellow, Red.
Each of the dice have 3 different types of symbol on them, a brain, some feet or the shotgun blast. The dice are colored to identify how tricksy it will be to roll those tasty brains!! Green are easy as they are festooned with grey matter the yellow throw in a couple more shotgun blasts and the red’s are basically death, a cube of death.
Each player is a zombie and on your turn you take 3 random dice from the pot roll them and score whatever brains you rolled, put them aside the same for any shotgun blasts that hit. The feet are dice that you return to your hand and then if you want to have another crack at it you keep them and pull more dice from to pot to bring you back up to 3, rinse and repeat. As this is a push your luck game if you get a bunch of brains to chow on you are going to want to keep going and scoring, and you can unless you roll 3 shotgun blasts. When that happens its bad news all day long, you lose whatever brains you’ve scored and play moves to the next player.
So the key is knowing when to call it quits and bank your brains you’ve already scored, its all gravy whilst your pulling green and yellow dice from that pot, but if you suddenly hit a bunch of reds, well you’ll going to probably have a bad day. Once one of you zombies hits a score of 13 brains you win, berate the others and proudly swank from the room with the knowledge of a job well done.
And that’s pretty much it. zero set up time really easy to teach and portable. Its not deep, the theme is tenuous but if you have young ones around its one they can pick up and play with ease.