Last Night on Earth, this past Shabbos. It was recommended by a friend with a great track record for picking good games. Based soley off of her description of the game, I ordered it. It is a team-based strategy game. In that respect it is different than any other game we own.
From the manufacturer, "Last Night on Earth The Zombie Game is a fast-paced game of brain-eating
zombies, small town heroes and horror movie action. Players take on the
role of either the heroes, working together to make it through the
night or the zombies, unending waves of undead spreading over the town
like a plague. Featuring a modular board, eight heroes to choose from
and several different scenarios to play that drastically change the
game. Last Night on Earth is designed to create a cinematic feel as the
story and game unfolds." We played the three girls against Abba. The girls played the humans while Abba controlled the zombies.
It took Abba a while to read through the 22 page instruction / scenario book For this first game, we played the most basic scenario with none of the advanced rules. The game took approximately ninety minutes and Froggy's interest did not lag for even a moment. At the end, she wanted to play again. For the second game, we played the 'Escape in the Truck' scenario. The objective in this scenario is to acquire two specific objects (gasoline and keys in this case) and then make it to the center of the board alive. This scenario was much harder and more frustrating as you are really dependent on the luck of the cards in acquiring the items you need.
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