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Tiny Zombies - The Cooperative Zombie Survival Game!

Work with your friends to survive the Zombie Apocalypse! If you don't survive just snack on some brains! Braaaains!

Tiny Zombies - The Cooperative Zombie Survival Game!

Work with your friends to survive the Zombie Apocalypse! If you don't survive just snack on some brains! Braaaains!

$1,673
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 16 2013
Last updated March 1, 2014

About

What is Tiny Zombies?

Tiny Zombies is a cooperative survival board game that is set in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Up to 6 players make their way through the city streets to find the safe zone. Along the way they find items and weapons to aid them while encountering hordes of different types of zombies. 

Each of the survivors has a special ability to help them work together to fight the walking dead. If one of the survivors dies, that player becomes a zombie with an entirely new ability, and begins to attack their former team mates. This means players who die aren't out of the game.

The remaining survivors face a greater and greater challenge each time they lose another member of their group. 

The way the players build the city, find items, and encounter zombies, makes each new game sessions completely unique. This gives Tiny Zombies excellent replay value.

Game sessions last from 30-60 minutes, depending on how well the players work together. Tiny Zombies is family friendly, and intended for players ages 10 and up.

What's Included?

The 1st Edition of Tiny Zombies will include:

  • 6 Survivor Minis (blue in color)
  • 50 Zombie Walker Minis (green in color)
  • 50 Zombie Runner Minis (green in color)
  • 4 Zombie Shrieker Minis (green in color)
  • 4 Zombie Brute Minis (green in color)
  • 6 Survivor Cards
  • 18 Item Cards
  • 18 Basic Zombie Cards
  • 18 Advanced Zombie Cards
  • 18 Event Cards
  • 22 Map Cards
  • 14 Vehicles and Events Marker Tokens
  • 3 6-sided Dice
  • Survival Handbook (game instructions)

That's 114 Minis and 100 Cards!

If we meet all our stretch goals, those expansions will be included in all Tiny Zombies game sets. See stretch goals below.

Miniature Samples


How do you Play?

Players begin by choosing to play as one of six survivors. Each survivor has a unique ability when they are alive, and a different ability when they've been turned into a zombie.

Next, the 5 card decks are shuffled separately and placed on the playing area. These cards are used to create a unique city and adventure for each game session. The decks include: the Map Card Deck, Item Deck, Basic Zombie Deck, Advanced Zombie Deck, and the Event Deck.

There are two special cards called the Start Card and the Safe Zone Card. The Start Card is placed in the middle of the playing area and all survivor minis are placed on it. The Safe Zone card is put next to the Map Card Deck. 

Player One starts the game by drawing from the Map Card Deck and places the draw map card onto the playing area, lining it up with the Start Card in a logical fashion. Map Cards represent the streets of the city and are placed down to make a larger and larger city over the course of the game. Each time a Map Card is placed down, the player who placed it moves their survivor mini onto it. That player then draws 0, 1 or 2 cards from the various card decks which is determined by the Map Card they placed. 

For Example: As Player One moves their survivor mini onto the new Map Card, they may draw 2 Items (which they add to their inventory), 1 Zombie Walker (which means they place a Walker Zombie Mini onto the new map card), 2 Zombie Runners (which means they place two Zombie Runners onto the new Map Card, and 0 Event Cards (which means no events are triggered).

Each player has 3 actions per turn. They may use these actions to explore new Map Cards, move from one Map Card to another, use Items, and attack zombies. Attacking is done by rolling up to 3 6-sided dice depending on the weapon the survivor is using wielding.

Zombies have actions as well. They use these actions at the top of each round to either move toward survivors or attack survivors. 

If any survivors are attacked, they take damage. If they take enough damage, they are turned into a zombie and spend the rest of the game attacking the remaining survivors.

As the survivors progress through the game, they will eventually run out of Map Cards. After the last Map Card has been placed, the Safe Zone Card can be placed. Any Survivors to make it to the Safe Zone win the game.

Play Modes

Tiny Zombies can actually be played in two different ways: cooperative and versus. Both play modes are fun and exciting, but versus is recommended for experienced players.

Cooperative - All players start out as survivors and work together to reach the safe zone. If any player dies, they are turned into a zombie.

Versus - Half of the players start out as survivors, while the other half start out as the zombie version of their survivor. This is a more advanced play mode because it requires all players to setup the city before starting the game.

Pledge Rewards

$40 Back to Basics - Receive a full version of Tiny Zombies 1st Edition.

$70 Two is Better - Receive two copies of Tiny Zombies 1st Edition! Give one the a friend or make an even bigger city to explore and find more zombies to fight!

$150 Hoarder - Work with our design team to create 1 new item for survivors to find on their way through the city. This new item will be in the final version of the game and you will be credited on the item card and in the game instructions. Also receive a full version of Tiny Zombies 1st Edition (of course). Items include:

  • Weapons
  • Healing Items
  • Defensive Items
  • Misc Items

$300 Construction Worker - Work with our design team to create 1 new Map Card for the survivors to explore on their way through the city. This new Map Card will be in the final version of the game, and you will be credited on the Map Card and in the game instructions. Also, receive a full version of Tiny Zombies 1st Edition (of course).

$500 Party Starter - Work with our design team to create 1 new event for the survivors to encounter on their way through the city. This new event will be in the final version of the game and you will be credited on the event card and in the game instructions. Also receive a full version of Tiny Zombies 1st Edition (of course). Events include:

  • Survivor Bonuses
  • Zombie Bonuses
  • Vehicles

$1000 Build a Zombie - Work with our design team to build your very own zombie with special abilities of your choice. This new zombie will be in the final version of the game and you will be credited on the zombie card and in the game instructions. Also receive a full version of Tiny Zombies 1st Edition (of course). 

Zombies have stats including Actions, Hit Points and Damage. You'll also be allowed to give your zombie a special ability that fits within the game parameters  The appearance of the zombie will be based on your examples and rendered by our artists. This zombie you create will be considered a "special zombie" and there will be only 1 in each game.

$1500 I'm a Survivor! - Have you ever wanted to be part of the zombie apocalypse but just didn't want to take the risk of being eaten? Well here's your chance to join the fight! Work with our design team to create an entirely new survivor (and zombie version of that survivor) based on your likeness and the abilities you choose. This new survivor will be in the final version of the game and you will be credited on the card and in the game instructions. Also receive a full version of Tiny Zombies 1st Edition (of course).

All Survivors get 3 Actions and have 3 Hit Points. You'll be able to come up with your own special ability for your survivor (and zombie version of your survivor) that fit within the game parameters. The appearance of your survivor will be based on you or examples you provide us.


Stretch Goals

At $50,000, we will add in the Kennel Expansion to every set. This expansions includes Companion Dogs and Zombie Dogs. These new cards and minis add a whole new dimension of strategy and terror to the game. This expansion includes:

  • 4 New Item Cards
  • 8 New Event Cards
  • 4 New Companion Dog Minis
  • 4 New Zombie Dog Minis

BONUS:

  • PLUS all vehicles and event tokens will be made into minis! (instead of flat tokens)

At $75,000, we will add in the Sewer Expansion to every set. This expansion includes new Map Cards, Events Cards and Items Cards. Survivors will have the option to delve down into the sewer to escape the zombie hordes. But, what awaits them in that foul smelling place? The Sewer Expansion will add 15-30 minutes to a game session. This expansion includes:

  • 18 New Map Cards
  • 4 New Item Cards
  • 4 New Event Cards

BONUS:

  • PLUS all minis will be their own color! (instead of blue for survivors and green for zombies)

At $100,000, we will add in the Subway Expansion to every set. This expansion includes new Map Cards, Event Cards and Item Cards. The survivors will have the option to enter into the subway system. There they hope to find a faster route to the safe zone, but what they encounter is far more than they expected. The Subway Expansion will add 15-30 minutes to a game session.

  • 18 New Map Cards
  • 4 New Item Cards
  • 4 New Event Cards

BONUS:

  • PLUS we will throw in new minis for the zombie version of each survivor!


History & Development

The idea of Tiny Zombies was conceived during Halloween 2012, after watching a marathon of scary movies. We wanted to capture the terror, excitement and comedy of the average zombie horror flick.

What we came up with was a cooperative board game for 2-6 players that becomes more and more difficult as the game progresses. Players will encounter hordes of zombies and will most likely be eaten alive. It's not all bad though, if you do find yourself being eaten you'll join the ranks of the zombie horde and spend the rest of the game attacking any players who still have their brains intact.

Tiny Zombies is different from other board games in many ways. The first and most obvious is that a player is not removed from the game when they "lose", instead they join the zombies and make it harder for the other players to win. Second, Tiny Zombies has endless replay value because the city streets and the zombies you encounter change each time you play. Finally, each character you can play is very unique and offers a completely different way to survive.

Risks and challenges

We are working with a very well known manufacturer, so as long as there are no catastrophic problems with production and shipping, our delivery dates are achievable.

Of course, if there is some unforeseen problem, and we are unable to deliver, we have no problem refunding any pledges made.

We are only weeks away from delivering our previously funded project Worra Realms. Our delivery date for that project was set for April and we will be able to make that date with no problems what so ever.

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