Feeding Zombies is a "cooking survival game" for 1 to 2 players ages 10 and up. It's a quick but challenging filler game offering 3 different game modes.
You play as a 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 onto and throw it towards your opponent in order to attract the Zombies to her instead of you! Make special meals and unleash more effective attacks, arm yourself in case the Zombies get too close and choose carefully your play style.
Each player starts with 5 random food cards, then on your turn you must perform one of the following actions:
- Play up to two Food cards (including Knife and/or Menu Cards) or play one Food card and discard a second one.
- Discard up to 5 cards and exchange them with new ones from the Food pile.
- Make a Menu by discarding the according cards. Take then the Menu card into your hand.
Then complete your hand by drawing Food cards as you must always finish your turn with a total of 5 cards in your hand. The game ends when the other chef can not fend off the attacking zombies....and become dinner themselves (dun dun dun).
This is a straight forward card game. I really do love the retro look. I could easily see this as a NES game back in the day. Also there is a nice nod to some famous zombie type characters on the zombie cards. Now I know it seems like the 8-bit look is overdone these days, but with this game and the nature of the theme i think it all fits together nicely. I would have liked them to stay more in theme and have them be all meat based foods, even raw meat to attract the zombies. Shaun of the dead did not use vegetables to distract zombies. although they did use the Sade Vinyl.
During the initial phase of my first play I was thinking "This is it?" You do a lot of cancelling the other players previous moves or trying to get a little bit ahead with one zombie. As play continued though i got a better handle on the ebb and flow of the game. Your waiting to find an opening that your opponent does not see or can not stop. I preferred the 3 lives mode rather than the one and done mode. It's easy to teach and a good filler game.
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