Posted by James (admin) on 22nd October 2013
City of Zombies is a co-operative, dice-allocating game where players are trying to stop wave after wave of zombies from attacking the city.
This is a Kickstarter project that is live at the moment. The game was designed by Matt Tidbury to help his daughter with her arithmetic and, since then, Matt has had a great deal of excellent and positive feedback from the many schools where he has tested it with kids, as well as adult education centres and even a prison too.
Whilst the game is intended to help kids with their number skills, it offers a fun game challenge too. Players take turns rolling 3 dice and they can then allocate them to zombies which each have a target number on them in order to destroy them. The tricky part is that to kill a zombie, a player must use the values of the dice to match the target number on each zombie AND no dice can be left unused. So, if you roll a 2, 4 and 5, you could add these all together to make 11 and kill one zombie with value 11, or multiply the 2 and 4 to make 8 and kill one zombie with value 8 and another zombie with value 5, etc. Remember, every dice must be used in some way or no zombies can be removed by that player. After each player has had a turn, the zombies advance towards the city and more zombies arrive at the top of the board.