As the world progressed towards the future, the wealthy elite one-percenters found themselves losing their passions. Golf’s formerly exclusive clubs were opened to the masses, horse racing was banned as cruel, and auto racing was found to be not “carbon credit cost effective”. The elite needed a new pastime.
Fortunately for them, a new class of mass-spectacle gladiators was found. Questionable lab projects involving human-cloning, attempting to solve the world’s worst diseases, created a global zombie pandemic. Luckily, the crisis was put down quickly – but the lab-created undead still existed.
Someone with a bit of redneck ingenuity, and way too much time, picked a few up liquidation zombie “assets” at the company bankruptcy auction. After a little tinkering, he managed to build a control collar contraption. When a zombie was outfitted with a collar, a skillful operator could, sort-of, get the zombies to walk in a straight line. Conveniently, the undead had no legal rights, which made them the perfect attraction.
A viral video and a crowd-sourced funding campaign later, these not-so-intelligent shamblers were being billed as the latest thing in racing spectacles. Wealthy backers quickly formed teams, a league and championship cup was created, and the wealthy few who could afford the labs, zombie jockeys, and all that related to it now had a new prestigious exclusive club.
As with all good clubs, betting became part of the social fun. As one could never really count on one’s zombie to come through, betting for, or even against one’s own entry into the race was not only allowed, it was encouraged!
While these new zombie drivers competed against each other for the series championship, the owners had their own prestige cup based on bets, side bets, crowd ratings and worse.
Bet on your friends zombie driver to make the podium … SURE! Bet on your zombie to place third … WHY NOT? WIN when your zombie shambles over the line backwards … CHECK!
Welcome to the wacky, zany, risky but always crazy world of high-stakes championship zombie racing!
Twenty Yard Shamble is a new board game of competitive zombie racing and betting. Players take on the roles of owners of racing zombies. The zombies race out from the center of an arena toward several finish lines, turtle-racing style. Players earn prestige points by betting on their own zombie, or other player’s zombies, to earn points when those zombies finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd. After 3 races, the player with the most points wins.
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Here is a short unboxing video of our first pre-production copy of Twenty Yard Shamble!