Twenty Yard Shamble - High-Stakes Championship Zombie Racing
Twenty Yard Shamble is a family friendly game of competitive zombie racing and high-stakes prestige betting.
As the world progressed towards the future, the wealthy elite one-percenters found themselves losing their passions. Golf’s formerly exclusive clubs were opened to the masses, horse racing was banned as cruel, and auto racing was found to be not “carbon credit cost effective”. The elite needed a new pastime.
Fortunately for them, a new class of mass-spectacle gladiators was found. Questionable lab projects involving human-cloning, attempting to solve the world’s worst diseases, created a global zombie pandemic. Luckily, the crisis was put down quickly – but the lab-created undead still existed.
Someone with a bit of redneck ingenuity, and way too much time, picked up a few liquidation zombie “assets” at the company bankruptcy auction. After a little tinkering, he managed to build a control collar contraption. When a zombie was outfitted with a collar, a skillful operator could, sort-of, get the zombies to walk in a straight line. Conveniently, the undead had no legal rights, which made them the perfect attraction.
A viral video and a crowd-sourced funding campaign later, these not-so-intelligent shamblers were being billed as the latest thing in racing spectacles. Wealthy backers quickly formed teams, a league and a championship cup was created, and the wealthy few who could afford the labs, zombie jockeys, and all that related to it now had a new prestigious exclusive club.
As with all good clubs, betting became part of the social fun. As one could never really count on one’s zombie to come through, betting for, or even against one’s own entry into the race was not only allowed, it was encouraged!
While these new zombie drivers competed against each other for the series championship, the owners had their own prestige cup based on bets, side bets, crowd ratings and worse.
Bet on your friend’s zombie driver to make the
podium … SURE!
Bet on your zombie to place third … WHY NOT?
WIN when your zombie shambles over the line backwards … CHECK!
Welcome to the wacky, zany, risky but always crazy world of high-stakes championship zombie racing!
Twenty Yard Shamble is a tabletop board game about Racing Zombies. Players are owners of these racing zombies, and will race their zombies against the others in an arena over the course of 3 races. During a race, a zombie may encounter an unarmed Victims, which will give that zombie a bonus, or armed Hunters, that will harm the zombie.
Players can place prestige bets on any of the racing zombies, including their own, and earn points if those zombies win, place or show. At the end of 3 races, the player with the most prestige points is the winner.
Watch this interview with Twenty Yard Shamble game designer Ed Wedig from Board Game Social at Origins 2015.
- Semi-random movement
- Family-friendly - No blood, guts or gore
- Very little player elimination
- an 18"x18" game board
- 6 Zombie Runner standees
- 6 red Hunter meeples
- 6 yellow Victim meeples
- 6 action dice
- 36 Prestige Bet tokens
- 6 Score Track cubes
- 1 Turn Tracker token
Risks and challenges
This will be our first traditional board game project, and our first project being produced in China, so there will be some challenges there. But, we have done our research, and we believe we have covered all of the bases.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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