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Official The Golfing Dead Rules

The Golfing Dead is a unique and thrilling game that combines elements of golf with a zombie apocalypse theme. Here are the rules for playing The Golfing Dead:

Objective

Survive the zombie apocalypse by successfully navigating the golf course and scoring the lowest number of strokes. Players must complete the course while avoiding zombies and utilizing various items and strategies.

Setup

  • Place the Game Board:Unfold and place the game board in the center of the playing area.

  • Distribute Tokens:Each player selects a golfer token and places it at the starting point (hole 1) on the board.
    Place zombie tokens on designated zombie spawn points on the board.

  • Deal Cards:Shuffle the item cards and deal two to each player.
    Shuffle the golf club cards and deal three to each player.

  • Prepare the Dice:Keep the dice handy for use during the game.

  • Scorecards:Each player takes a scorecard to keep track of their strokes.

Gameplay

  1. Turn Sequence:

    • Players take turns in a clockwise order. Each turn consists of three phases: Action Phase, Golf Phase, and End Phase.

  2. Action Phase:

    • Players may play item cards to gain advantages, hinder other players, or deal with zombies.

    • Players may move their golfer token one space on the board.

  3. Golf Phase:

    • Players select a golf club card from their hand and roll the dice to determine the success of their shot.

    • Follow the instructions on the golf club card to move the golfer token on the board.

    • If the golfer token lands in a hazard (water, sand trap), players must roll the dice to escape the hazard on their next turn.

  4. End Phase:

    • Draw one item card.

    • If the golfer token is within a certain distance of a zombie token, players must roll the dice to avoid a zombie attack. Successful rolls move the golfer token away from the zombie. Unsuccessful rolls result in a penalty stroke.

  5. Zombie Movement:

    • At the end of each player's turn, zombies move towards the nearest golfer token. Roll the dice to determine the number of spaces each zombie token moves.

  6. Special Rules:

    • Zombies in the Way: If a zombie is in the path of a golfer token, players must roll the dice to determine if they can bypass or eliminate the zombie.

    • Item Usage: Players may use items to gain an advantage, such as distracting zombies, gaining extra movement, or improving their golf shots.

Scoring:

  • Players keep track of their strokes on the scorecard.

  • The player with the fewest strokes after completing all holes on the course wins the game.

Winning the Game

  • The game ends when all players have completed the course. The player with the lowest number of strokes is declared the winner.

Notes/Variations

  • Team Play: Players may form teams to strategize and protect each other from zombies.

  • Advanced Zombies: Include special zombie tokens with unique abilities to increase difficulty.

The Golfing Dead combines the fun of golf with the excitement of a zombie apocalypse. Players must balance their golfing skills with survival strategies to emerge victorious.

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