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xnera ([personal profile] xnera) wrote2015-11-20 01:45 pm

Game of the Week: Last Night on Earth

Last Night on Earth on Board Game Geek: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29368/last-night-earth-zombie-game

It's the zombie apocalypse! Will the humans successfully escape the zombies, or will the zombies block their escape? Last Night on Earth is a board game for 2-6 players. Players are divided into two teams: zombies and heroes. The game has several different scenarios you can play, for example one scenario is Escape in the Truck. In this scenario, you have to find the truck keys and gas up the truck to escape in order for the heroes to win. For the zombies to win, they have to block the escape before the sun comes up.

Every turn, the sun tracker is moved one tick towards sunrise, then the zombies go first. They draw cards from the zombie deck, and then move, attack, and add more zombies to the board. On the heroes' turn, they draw a card from the hero deck, then either run away from the zombies, run towards a friend who needs help, or search an area for a useful item. The heroes must take time to heal themselves, too, because if they are wounded too many times, they die.

If a zombie and hero occupy the same space on the board, they must fight. The hero rolls two dice, and the zombie rolls one die. If the zombie wins, the hero takes a wound. If the hero wins, the hero fends off the zombie but the zombie remains on the board. If the hero rolls a double, the zombie is killed and removed from the board.

Last Night on Earth was featured on Tabletop. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhLU2-BuhMI