|Happy Mother's Day|
|The box says it all.|
The game is from Archie McPhee, and is meant to be a relatively simple game. It is listed as for ages 12+, and comes with 14 plastic figures. My son received the game for Christmas, but we haven't had a chance to play it until now. There were four of us playing, which worked out well, it could handle up to 4 players.
The players each control a survivor, they have holed up in a cabin. They need to get batteries for the CB radio in the cabin to call for help. If it's the zombie apocalypse, I'm not sure who they are calling for help...
|All the components|
Anyway, there are four corner locations that have batteries, and a shotgun each. Combat with the zombies is particularly deadly, you draw a card from a provided deck. From the mix of the cards, there are only a couple of chances to kill a zombie, about a 50/50 chance to be able to run away and the rest of the results are, well, predictable. There are some weapons (Torch, Shovel, Cricket Bat) scattered around the board that allow players to escape the zombies.
|Game survivors with some 28mm survivors...|
|All the figures on the board.|
The game played fair enough, although two of us were turned into zombies (yes, I was the second to go!) in the first couple of turns. The game gets much more difficult as the other players turn into zombies, and work to eliminate the living. It did take a while to eliminate the last living player, but we managed to corner her and a bad draw in combat ended the game. Sorry, no in-game pictures, I didn't have the camera handy...
Overall, this was an okay game, although I would only recommend it for kids or for a quick diversion. The figures are too large to be useful for most gaming scales, although if you used the normal toy soldier scale, they would work for that.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy Mother's Day!
|Someone has to prepare!|