Game On: UNICORNS AND ZOMBIES- Lose Friends. Gain Allies. Play Cards.
“Game On” is a series in which we examine the companies, creators, and games in crowdfunding. We look at the journey, ideas, and concepts the creators wanted to bring to market with their product.”
Unicorns and Zombies was created by Jason Davis. It was his first game release on Kickstarter. Jason has a day job but most of his time is spent playing games. He is always thinking of what’s next. The game idea creation first started with a lot of post it notes. Jason really wanted to have a card game that could be played like Magic the Gathering. He wrote down all of the structure of the game in a lot of notebooks and memory cards. They came up with the complete idea of Unicorns and Zombies after weeks of brainstorming.
Jason launched his Kickstarter on July 16, 2018. He started out by showing his two player game battle so that his audience could see a play through of the game. Jason was able to showcase his game at comic con so that people could stop by and play. He also offered backers exclusive cards for backing the project on Kickstarter. He showed the backers the cool art that was going to be on the back of the cards, and also had another play through of the game with four players. Within a month his campaign, he reached full funding with 250 backers who pledged over $13,000 for the funding of Unicorns and Zombies.
The story line behind the game says that, “Unicorns & Zombies is an exciting, magically mystical, and slightly addictive card game featuring battles between two unlikely fantasy foes. On one side, a gruesome army of undead zombies strive to destroy everything in an already war-torn dystopia. On the other side, a magical squad of colorful unicorns with deadly horns and a fainting glare prepare to go to battle. Players choose a side and fight for supremacy using a combination of character-specific skills, gear, and battle actions. It’s not unusual for players to flip the game”.
The Unicorn and Zombie Game has a lot of colorful and unique artwork that has a dark playful element to it. Players can choose to either be on the Zombie team or on the Unicorn team. Players draw a trio of cards- weapon, gear, or action- and equip their fighter in hopes of taking out the other teammate. Some cards can make your fighter nearly invincible. The fighters will be assigned completely randomly which also means that you may be the only fighter of your kind on the table. To find out more about Unicorns and Zombies please visit the links below to find out more information.
Suggested Players: 2-4 players
Suggested Play Time: 15-30 minutes
Suggested Age: 13+
Included in the box:
2 D20 dice
2 Six sided dice
28 fighter cards
60 weapon cards
60 gear cards
60 action cards
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: July 16, 2018
Ship Date: September 10, 2019
Website: Unicorns and Zombies