The rules were pretty simple, so we set the boards up and played the first scenario...
|Game - check. Drinks and chips - check. Halloween decoration and candy - check.|
|The end for our unfortunate 'survivors'.|
This time round we did better, managing to get to all the objectives before the numbers began to pile up and make it look hopeless... and then El Cholo (the Danny Trejo lookalike) sacrificed himself to allow the others to escape with the items required to win the scenario.
|'Go! Get to the exit!' El Cholo lays his life down, that others may live.|
|We made it! Amazingly, Doug, the figure in blue, ultimately made it too.|
We had a lot of fun. The game has a rather well-designed algorithm for zombie movement, which means no referee was needed. It is however very tactical, and running around without forward planning would mean a quick end (as we learnt in our first attempt).
The only thing I found lacking was a sense of urgency built into the game; however, this is something easily remedied by the employment of a clock, or the appropriate frame of mind.
I can see us playing this game again, which frankly is about as high a praise as you can give for a boardgame?