Zombie Babies - A character building card and dice game
A hero building card game where you fight zombies, collect items and build your ability stats for 2-4 players.
Zombies are scary, deadly and carnivorous creatures right? Not this time, they're cute, yucky and smelly Babies! Zombie Babies is a humorous character building card and dice game. The aim of the game is to get the most XP points by completing quests which involves killing zombies, collecting items and building your characters stats. Ever wondered how a baby can help during a Zombie apocalypse well now you know. Warning: you may look at babies differently after this game!
It was any other day, mummy dropped you at the nursery and gave you a kiss goodbye. Later in the afternoon you were taken upstairs for your nap when you started to hear the screams. The grown-up who carried you upstairs put you in the cot and ran to the door, she let out a high pitched scream, then yelled ‘they’re all dead’. She ran down the corridor, you could hear the thumping on the stairs and then nothing. The nursery was quiet and still, then you started hearing gurgling, giggling and something being dragged down the corridor. Ducking down under the covers in the cot you saw him... one of the babies, he was covered in blood, his skin green, his eyes yellow. He was a Zombie!
The nursery has been overrun by baby zombies, eating all the grown-ups! How will you get home? When mummy comes to get you they’ll eat her, you need to kill them all before she comes! You’ll need strength, intelligence, bravery, a weapon or two and probably a nap in the middle.
Zombie Babies is a game of building your characters' attributes (strength, intelligence, bravery) and earning experience.
- Build your Hero - Improve on your skills and gain items to help you complete quests and defeat zombies.
- Complete Quests - Choose to fight a zombie or choose a 'activity' quest to find items and build on your 3 stats, to make future questing easier.
- Take a Nap - Too scared to venture forth? Regain your health or energy before embarking on your next quest.
- Player Interaction - Use special cards to help yourself or make life harder for your opponents.
The quest deck represents your journey through the nursery and the obstacles you need to face. Each quest requires you to complete a set of skill tests by rolling dice to test your characters stats individually. Quest cards include a small funny story which players can choose to read.
You roll the number of dice equal to your characters stat that matches the test requirement on the Quest card. Get that number of symbols on your dice and you get the rewards listed at the bottom of the card, these can be an Item, an increase to your characters stats or XP.
If you fail you might lose some stats you gained earlier in the game or health or energy.
If the Quest card contains a slingshot icon in the bottom left you'll get to pickup an item from the top of the Item deck. These cards will increase your stats and give you extra damage (re-rolls).
However beware the other players might have a trick or two up their sleeve to leave you behind and fall prey to the many zombies wandering the nursery. Special cards spice up the game play and allow you to affect others' turns making them weaker or help yourself overcome obstacles in your way.
Be warned that if you fail to complete a quest or defeat a zombie you may need to lose a card decreasing one of your stats and any other benefits it gives!
After completing quests and defeating zombies you keep the card and place it under your hero building your stats and XP. Going up each XP level gives you rewards that can help on your journey through the nursery. Remember to track your rewards on the Star Chart.
At the end of each game a random Boss card will appear, all other quests will disappear and players will have to fight the Boss to the death to survive!
Full 2 Player Gameplay video below!
Please note: Since filming this video we have moved the Star Chart off the Hero card onto its own card and swapped the Health/Energy cards for Tokens as shown in the "What's Included" below. These changes were made possible by feedback from the players at the UK Games Expo.
- 1 Rulebook
- 6 Dice
- 25 Special cards
- 14 Item cards
- 25 Quest cards
- 5 Boss cards
- 4 Hero cards
- 4 Player Star Chart cards
- 4 Player XP Tracker tokens
- 4 Reference cards
- 42 Health\Energy tokens
- Any unlocked Stretch Goals
- UK - £6
- Rest of EU - £10 (~€11.70)
- USA - £10 (~$12.50)
- Canada - £10 (~CAD $16.75)
- Australia - £10 (~AUD $16.50)
- Rest of the world - £12
Work your way through our nursery to see what you can encounter and unlock, all stretch goals will be added to every game.
My name is Emma and Honeysuckle Games is a result of my love of board games and creative flare. Board games have become some what of an obsession, slowly growing for a few years. We at Honeysuckle Games enjoy a range of games and continuously buy new games and back games here on Kickstarter (on our personal account). During all our gameplay we feel we've found a gap for new games for others to enjoy as much as we do!
Kickstarter is the platform to get this game to you. Having backed a variety of games and waited patiently for that knock on the door months down the line, we know what its like for you guys and will do everything we can to make sure you have a wonderful Kickstarter experience.
The most asked question we get when showing Zombie Babies is 'why?'. There's actually a very simple answer. Me and my husband were having fertility problems and after playing a game of Zombicide I went to bed dreaming of Zombies and babies! And thus, Zombie Babies was created! (Happy to say we are now pregnant and expecting a little boy soon).
Age 14+? The only reason for this is because of CE testing. As it's our first game we didn't want to add any complications and additional expense. When at the UKGE we had many families demo Zombie Babies and it was a big hit with the children and parents alike! It's very much a parental advisory, each parent will have a different view on what is appropriate for their child.
We exhibited at the UK Games Expo this year demoing Zombie Babies to the public. We had so much great feedback and were constantly rushed off our feet! Thank you to those who came and saw us and have visited the Kickstarter page. Without you this dream wouldn't become reality.
Manufacturing and Shipping
We will be working with WinGo Games to manufacture this product they have produced many other games on Kickstarter and we trust in them to provide a hi-quality finish to our game.
We will also be working with GamesQuest to fulfill this game and get it sent safely to your door.
Risks and challenges
As with any Kickstarter project there are always risks, however we have tried to reduce these risks as much as possible by reducing the complexity of the project and working with reputable manufactures and distributors.
The game is completely designed and has been play tested thoroughly. There will be no delay in waiting for designs to be finalised or the game to be balanced.
We have been working with Panda Manufacturing to make sure this project will be produced to the highest quality.
There is always a chance a game can go missing or components broken, however we are working with quality distributors to ensure your game gets to you. Please make sure you have a valid shipping address and if you plan to move please provide the address you will be living at when the game ships, estimated for October 2017.
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