Feeding Zombies - A cooking survival game for 1-2 players
Cook, Serve, Survive! As a Chef, face a Zombie horde and make the best meals in order to attract the Zombies towards your opponent.
Feeding Zombies is a card-driven cooking survival game for 1 to 2 players ages 10 and up. A quick, but challenging filler game offering 3 different game modes.
You are a restaurant Chef facing a horde of Zombies invading your kitchen. To survive this apocalypse you will have to gather every bit of food you can get your hands on and throw it towards your opponent in order to attract the Zombies to her instead of you! Make special menus and unleash more effective attacks, arm yourself in case the Zombies get too close and choose your strategy carefully.
- Sort the Menu cards from the Food cards. Mix the Food cards and give 5 to each player (keep them hidden from your opponent).
- Form a stack of the remaining cards and place it on one side of the game area.
- Draw 3 Menu cards and place them face up next to the Food pile. Put the remaining menu cards next to these, face down.
- Shuffle the Zombie cards, form a stack, and place it on the opposite side from the Food pile, face down.
- Draw 5 Zombie cards and place them in a row between the Zombie and the Food piles.
On your turn you may choose 2 of the following actions. Each action may be repeated, but you may not target the same Zombie card twice per turn:
1. Attract 1 Zombie by playing the required Food cards. Then refill the empty spot with a new card.
2. Trade 2 Food Cards for 1 Menu card from the display. Apply the Menu’s effect or take the card into your hand for later use.
3. Play a Menu Card or a Knife.
4. Discard any number of cards from your hand.
After the two actions are completed, redraw from the Food pile until you have 5 cards in your hand.
In the classical game mode, your goal is to attract Zombies towards your opponent so that she gets bitten instead of you (see the rulebook below for further game modes)! By throwing Food towards your opponent, you attract Zombies towards them, Each one of the Zombies has its own desires and can only be moved towards your opponent if you attract it with the right food.
Choose carefully which Zombie you want to move, as some have abilities that may help you outsmart your opponent!
When a Zombie reaches the fourth row of your opponent's side, she is bit. If you are playing the classical game mode you have won the game and your opponent is gently devoured!
Rulebook and PNP
The Playmat Add-On (+ €14 / ~$16)
I have designed a full color 19" x 29" (50 x 75cm) playmat that shows the kitchen's battleground and the cards' grid. Below is a mockup of what it will look like (design is very close to its final state). Simply select the pledge for one game and one mat.
Feeding Zombies is a small game in terms of size and weight, therefore shipping costs are very reasonable. The manufacturing costs are low enough that VAT shouldn't be a concern. Shipping fees will be collected after the campaign closes (via a pledge manager) and once we get the final weight on the game itself since additional Stretch Goals will make the game weigh more. Here are the estimates for shipping with a KS backer discount:
My previous game, DIG, met a great success during and after it showed up on Kickstarter. But to be true, the game was actually designed twice. The first time I did all the classic designing work up front in order to propose a well-balanced, entertaining game and the second time was during the Kickstarter campaign. Backers' propositions as well as all the reviewers feedback shaped the game for a second time.
I really see this crowdfunding platform as more than just a way to fund a game, it's a live community of gamers who never fail to show their support and passion. Therefore Feeding Zombies, in its current state, is a game that you can still shape, improve, customize, and make truly yours. I value any feedback given, good or bad, and always question every angle of the game if you shine a light on a spot that seems weak to you.
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Risks and challenges
This is my second Kickstarter project. The first one, DIG, went as planned as scheduled, so there is no reason for Feeding Zombies to be handled differently! So far the boardgame community has been a great support and my company is working with trustworthy partners. The game will, therefore, be in good hands all along. Of course I'm not immune against unfortunate events at any stage of the game's creation process, but I'm being extra careful with every step I take.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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