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In a post-apocalyptic world, weapons and defense have run slim. Zombies become the new weapons of choice and all chaos breaks free when your enemy throws a Zombie on your door step.
Zambies , the group card game. The game where you build up defenses and then throw Zambies at your enemies. You can back stab or make deals. As a 2-6 player game, you never know who is going to win.
What are some things that make this game different:
The Name of the game is Zambies, and I feel that by itself is pretty unique. You hear it all the time on tv, and the internet but I want to be one of the first to make a game out of it. Also I just love yelling ZAAMMBBIIIEEESSS! when I toss cards at people.
Tossing Zambies is a fun mechanic to the game. Instead of fearing Zambies, you use them as weapons to break down your enemy's defenses. Sometimes you end up throwing them into a wood chipper, but hey, that's one less Zambie to worry about.
Losing the game takes a huge turn when your collection of Zambies turns on the other players. When losing the game, you get to collect all the Zambies in your Zambie pool (15+ Zambies), and each turn toss them at people. You don't just increase the speed of the game, but it makes back stabbing much more fun, especially if more then one player has lost the game, Zambies flying everywhere!
See the Demo Video below!
What Does it come in:
The game comes in a "Small Pro Box" from The Game Crafters and fits the game, both expansions and your custom card if you pledge high enough.
Both expansions come in "Card Wraps" which are simple wraps that make the cards easy to ship, and protect them from damage. When you get them, just open the wrap and throw it away. You can add your expansions right into your game box.
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The game of Zambies, you start by drawing a card, and from there you can either build up defenses or start bombarding your enemies with Zambies. There are several choices, and these choices shape what other players will play. Try to save Zambies to bombard you enemies, or build up the best defense. Maybe even hold all the reactions so no one can defend. You can download the rules here for free RULES Thanks to The Game Crafters.
The game uses Zambies with different strength values. Defense only have a limited amount of Zambies they can hold back, and bigger Zambies have higher values which causes defenses to break faster. There is alot of risk vs reward. Watch us play a simple 2 player game below as we explain bits of the game.
Tip Jar - We always appreciate anything you can give, and to show our thanks we want to give you a signed and personalized digital copy of "You Backed The Zambies" Desktop Wallpaper, and our greatest thanks.
Dibs - You get one of the first copies of Zambies! And to show our appreciation for your support we want you to have a signed and personalized digital copy of "You Backed The Zambies" Desktop Wallpaper, and our greatest thanks. Shipping in the US is covered in the pledge price.
Counting Chickens - You get the rewards from Dibs and the Expansion to Zambies! With bigger badder Zambies and more deadly weapons. Plus to show our appreciation for your support we want you to have a signed and personalized digital copy of "You Backed The Zambies" Desktop Wallpaper, and our greatest thanks. Shipping in the US is covered in the pledge price. Here is an example. These pictures are of the prototype box and card wraps.
The Kitchen Sink - You get Zambies The Card game and Both Expansions. The 18 card expansion and the Drinking game Expansion. To show our appreciation for your support we want you to have a signed and personalized digital copy of "You Backed The Zambies" Desktop Wallpaper, and our greatest thanks. Shipping in the US is covered in the pledge price. Here is an example. These pictures are of the prototype box and card wraps.
Bear Hug - You get to be the star of the game. At this level you get your own custom made Zambie card. Send us your picture and name, and when we get funded we will make and ship you your own card that works flawlessly with the game. You also get the rewards from The Kitchen Sink Level.Shipping in the US is covered in the pledge price.
Double Deal - You also get to be the star of the game with your own custom card just like in bear hug! With this level you get two copies of Zambies The Card Game and two copies of both expansions. That means twice the zambies and twice the drinking.Shipping in the US is covered in the pledge price.
Top Dog - In this level, you aren't just the star of your game, but you become the star of all the games. We make you a custom Zambie card with your name and face and print it in the final version of the game for all to play. This also comes with 4 copies of Zambies The Card Game and 4 copies of each expansion. Along with all of this, you have our greatest thanks for supporting us in this adventure and your "You backed the Zambies" Wallpaper.Shipping in the US is covered in the pledge price.
Shipping to Canada/international - If you are our friendly neighbors to the north, Add $10 to any pledge for shipping.
Custom Zambie cards will look like these. As examples here is my hubby Zambie and our best gamer friend.
These are the blank cards of the prototype not the finished cards.
Utilities, Weapons and Reactions
43 Unique Cards (Not Including Top Dog Levels)
8 Card Types
110 Total cards.
A Rule Sheet
Tons of Zambie Throwing Fun!!
And a butt load of art work Illustrated by, Alisha Volkman.
How the money is being used:
First and foremost, the money made here goes right into filling rewards (Printing and shipping and creating cards). The Game will be sold in stores for $20, with $6 shipping. Mini Expansions will be sold for $7 . Any profit made goes into funding the art. I'll put every cent into making the game better with this Kickstarter, and we will work hard to getting the game done and in your hands.
I wake up all the time with crazy Ideas for games that seem to make sense at the time, but of course when it comes to working out the mechanic of any game a lot of them failed. For some reason, when I got to that point with Zambies, it all seemed to fall into place. Play testing it with a paper copy and my hubby is always part of my process. He is very honest with me. When he told me he thought it had a good chance with some work, that is what I did. I put long hours into card art and mechanic work. I play tested it by myself a lot. I have now gotten to this point. The point in my game where I need you.
Gallery of the Art so far
I do need you. Working on this game has taken away from my freelance work. I want to be able to put everything I have into this game, and with your help that is possible.
To finish the game, all the art for the game needs to be finished and a bit more play testing with multiple people of different play styles. Finishing the game will be a rather easy task, just very time consuming. I plan on updating our Facebook page with Card Art Leaks! Backers get to give input on cards, talk to me and my quality controller. The game will be printed through The Game Crafters, and shipped out directly to you.
I don't see many things that stand in my way for this project, and I can't wait to get it out to you.
Risks and challenges
Challenges happen to many projects, but I can only foresee one, If we exceed our budget, processing might take a while and I worry about making Dead line. If it comes down to it, that just means that I will need to work harder and faster to get the art done to have plenty of time for production. There is a possibility of over 150 unique card designs that I will have to design, and I will put my heart and soul into every one of them! I plan on finishing the project a month or two early, but I want to make sure I have enough time to make the game perfect for all my perfect backers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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