Gameday First Play – Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
“Quick, the Zombies are coming, everyo…”
Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game is a survival horror board game that pits small-town Heroes head-to-head against a horde of Zombies. A team of four heroes is chosen by one set of players, and the Zombies are controlled by 1 or 2 players. Each hero has its own special abilities. The board is modular, which changes the layout of the town and start positions of each hero. The game comes with several scenarios, which include simple survival, rescue, or escape. Differing combinations of heroes, scenarios, and board configurations offer a lot of re-playability.
This is a Zombie survival game, it’s one vs many with one playing the Zombies and the many playing Heroes.
Each game is scenario base, ours was a basic “Kill 15 Zombies to win without having 2 deaths and before turn 16.”
But, just like Buffy, I died twice and the game ended in 6 turns so this isn’t going to be a very comprehensive overview… not that many are of course 🙂
The board is modular-ish and varies depending on the scenario.
You have a character and this is a Treefrog game it has realistic art work like A Touch of Evil. Each has an ability and start position relevant to the character too which is pretty nice. I was Sally, the high School Sweetheart. Her starting spot is the High School, obviously. She’s weak so can’t use heavy guns but young so can heal herself by resting for a bit.
She’s also lucky which can fore Zombies to re-roll dice but as usual, I forgot to use this ability Honestly, I NEVER remember to make my opponent re-roll attacks in ANY game 🙂
Later I morphed into Johnny the High School Quarterback and died instantly 🙂
So on your turn…
You can Move D6 spaces or Search if you’re in a building.
Then you can Exchange items with someone in your space.
Then you get to Shoot a ranged weapon with a D6 roll and a to-hit depending on the weapon you’re using.
Then you can Fight Zombies in your space which is a straight roll off vs the Zombie player. You roll 2d6 and need to roll doubles higher than their dice roll to kill, very hard.
The Zombie player moves and attack with Zombies and plays cards to do stuff.
Not a bad game really, not Zombicide by any means but still good. It’s in the group so I’ll be playing it again, hopefully with better results! 🙂