Quick Takes: 2-4 players 5-15 minutes Ages 7+ Level 1 (easy to learn, easy to play, and FUN!)
Zombies are attacking the school! In this cooperative game, team up with your fellow players to secure the school against the zombies. Lock each of the school's four entries to win. As players get better at the game, they can complete special missions, track their development with stickers, and open envelopes with new characters, powers, and challenges.
This game gives younger players a unique legacy game experience, where actions in past rounds change the storyline in meaningful ways. The game has memory! We love legacy games, but they tend to be much heavier games (like The King's Dilemma) which aren't very approachable. Zombie Kidz Evolution is fast, easy to learn, and evolves in a really satisfying way.
Note: this is not the same game as Zombie Teenz Evolution. They are by the same company and both were up for Spiel des Jahres awards in 2020/2021, so thank you to the Germans for making that confusing! Zombie Kidz Evolution is an older game (released in 2018), and Zombie Teenz Evolution is newer (released in 2020). Teenz is a little more complicated than Kidz to learn, so it's great for kids who have already played Zombie Kidz Evolution or who are a little older.
- Legacy games are such a great choose-your-own-adventure concept, and Zombie Kidz brings that to family games!
- We love cooperative games too - so that's two big bonuses for this game.
Kinderspiel des Jahres Recommended - 2020