What is City of Zombies?
City of Zombies is a co-operative board game for 1 to 6 players.
Players take it in turn to roll and combine dice to stop wave after wave of advancing Zombies from reaching your barricade until a Rescue plane can land and you can make your escape.
How does it work?
Each Zombie has a target strength, this number tells you how strong the Zombie is. Players roll and combine dice to exactly reach a Zombies strength to defeat and remove it from play.
Players try to defeat as many Zombies as they can before the Zombies advance and a new wave appears.
How does it improve maths through play?
Players take it in turn to roll and combine their dice, in any way they can think of, to reach one or more Zombie’s strengths.
The game rewards players as their maths skills improve. For example they can simply add or subtract dice to defeat Zombies, but multiplying or divide dice and more Zombies can be hit and defeated. Learn to Power Up and Down dice (Squaring and Square Rooting) and you can start defeating some really strong Zombies with your dice.
Is it fun?
It’s great fun and quite addictive and with 4 difficulty levels it will entertain and engage older children too. There’s a lot of depth to gameplay with a wide range of Zombies to battle, Survivors to save, and events like ‘Surprise Attack’ or ‘Sudden Rush’ to deal with. Hero cards and Item cards help you fight Zombies and Game Ending cards which tell the story of your Glorious Victory or Horrible Defeat!
An illustrated Step by Step Rules booklet will have you playing in minutes.
Key Stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Maths operations covered: + – x ÷ squaring, square roots, negative numbers and cubing.
Game Type: Board, Card, Dice, Partnership
Players: 1 to 6
Play Time: 25 – 45 mins