Unplugged – Games We Love

This is the first post in a new series that will review the games we have here at the library, give you the instructions, and if there’s a great video online, we’ll link to that too, all so you can be ready to play when you get here.

Before I dive into the first game, you should know that we have two big gaming days every year. The first is for International Games Day @ Your Library, held on Saturday, November 21.


I don’t have all of the specifics yet, but the games generally run all day, so grab your friends and come on by! Last year Boomerang Comics brought us a ton of games for people to play, so whether you’re just getting into this whole tabletop scene or you’re a hardcore player, there’s something for everyone.

Our second big event is International Tabletop Day!internationaltabletopday

The date for this one hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s on a Saturday around the end of March, beginning of April. Just like with International Games Day @ Your Library, if you game on International Tabletop Day, you’ll be joined by millions* of people all over the world doing the same thing you are, playing games!

*I don’t actually know that there’s millions, but there are events on all seven continents. Yes, seven. Even Antarctica. The scientists at Palmer Station, Antarctica, a research station managed by the National Science Foundation, were playing games on Tabletop Day. If they can, you can!

Okay, so now onto the first amazing game. We’re starting with one that is so ridiculously easy to play that you’ll be all, “Why haven’t I played this before? I could probably play this at school, and my teacher would never know!”**

**I’m not endorsing this, and I’ll deny everything.

Zombie Dice was created by Steve Jackson Games, who is also the creator of Munchkin and a whole slew of other fun games. The goal of the game is super simple: eat brains and don’t get shotgunned. The first person to eat 13 brains is the winner. Easy, right? The only tricky part to this game is knowing when to stop. See, as long as you keep getting brains (which are delicious) or footprints (which means your victim got away. Darn!), your turn continues, but if you get blasted three times, you get none of the brains you’ve scored on your turn.

Click here for the complete rules, or click here to be taken to the Zombie Dice website, which tells you about all sorts of stuff, like expansions and merchandise.

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