Risk Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition Board Game

Risk Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition Board Game

  • 3 new ways to play for PvZ fans who love their options
  • Faster game play great for beginners and masters alike
  • Double sided game board with custom suburban neighborhood art based on the app
  • 2 custom sculpted Armies: Pea Shooters and Brown Coat Zombies

Risk Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition Board Game

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3 thoughts on “Risk Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition Board Game

  1. 14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A 2-player version of Risk with the quirkiness of PvZ, October 29, 2013
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    S. McGinnis (Seattle, WA) –
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    = Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Risk Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition Board Game (Toy)
    My husband is a big Risk fan but it requires so many players that he doesn’t get much opportunity to play. I’ve never played it for the same reason. We both love Plants vs. Zombies so I took a gamble and bought this. We were not disappointed–we love it and are happy to have found a great 2-player game. There are three ways to play and two of them are very similar to Risk, with the third option bringing elements of Risk to a traditional PvZ environment. The strategy involved makes you use your brain (if the zombies haven’t eaten it) like in Risk, Chess or Stratego. If you like those games, chances are you’ll like this one. There are some game pieces that don’t have any holders/compartments in the box but sandwich bags will work just fine. That’s the only real negative I have.

    My husband has pointed out the ways this is different from the original Risk–in addition to the number of players:
    –Because of the number of players, the game starts with “neutral” territories controlled by garden gnomes you must conquer.
    –You can shorten the game play by using “objectives.” The first player to achieve and claim three of the objectives (on cards you choose before the game starts) wins but you may also win by controlling all territories like in traditional Risk.
    –Faction cards allow you to either cash them in for additional troops (like in Risk) or they can also be used to enhance your offense or defense during a battle. Example: Add 1 to all your die totals in a given battle.
    –Territories are more protected–you can’t jump from one side of the board to the other so it changes the strategy around troop placement a bit.

    Risk-like games:
    For Risk newbies like me, the thorough and illustrated instruction manual provides two Basic Training set up scenarios to get you in the hang of game play. It shows which faction controls which territories and with how many troops in each, etc. This was helpful to get us going but we quickly moved to the advanced play options where you control your troop placement but territory ownership and such is determined randomly. We like that better as you have more control and strategy involved. The territories are all parts of a brain on this side of the game board.

    You can either play for objectives or total domination as mentioned above.

    Tower defense (front-yard game):
    Plants battle zombies in a front yard with die rolls determining who wins battles when the two meet. This game uses the other side of the game board.

    I bought this from the PvZ site. Wish I would have bought it from Amazon as it’s the same price or a little cheaper and prime eligible. I paid an extra $17.50 on top of the game price just to have it shipped here in time for a vacation.

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  2. 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great intro for someone who hasn’t played Risk, November 6, 2013
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    Joshua Kieschnick “Josh Kieschnick” (Irving, TX USA) –
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    = Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Risk Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition Board Game (Toy)
    I own and have played many different variations of Risk. The first time playing this version was with a person who had never played Risk before. It was easy to play and fairly fast paced when using one of the pre-made scenarios provided. The great thing about this though is that it also comes with a completely separate way to play that is much more like the game we’ve all come to love.

    Most versions of Risk require 3 or more players to play the full game. This one is only for two players, so if you have only two people this is probably your best option.

    There are 8 objectives that either player can go for; some of which include defeating the neutral units or occupying certain territories by the end of your turn. To win the game, a player only needs to accomplish three of these. Compared to most of the Risk games I’ve played, this one plays quite shorter as well. It’s not all the time that you can sit down for a 3-4 hour game so this was a welcomed change, especially if you own other versions of Risk to play if you want the full experience.

    My only complaint about the game so far is that the neutral units are represented by cardboard disks instead of figurines. This made the game slightly more difficult to play because some of the lands that the occupy are smaller than the discs themselves which sometimes make it hard to know which piece of land they are on because they will overlap the borders sometimes.

    Overall it was a great game and a lot of fun. This is something that both experienced and new players can enjoy together.

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  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Really fun after initial learning curve, December 13, 2013
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    L. Main
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    This review is from: Risk Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition Board Game (Toy)
    A little complicated to try and get started with 3 kids 10, 8, and 6, years old “helping”. But once the grown ups had time to read through and set up the board correctly, the kids really loved it! I kept waiting for them to leave it alone so the adults could play 🙂

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