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Zombinion
A full fledged retheme of Dominion to the world of Left4Dead.
Version: 12.2008
Author: Randal Lloyd
BGG: 37598

 

In Zombinion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can "buy" as they can afford them. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end. Dominion is not a CCG, but the play of the game is similar to the construction and play of a CCG deck. The game comes with 500 cards. You select 10 of the 25 action card types to include in any given play -- leading to immense variety.

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Description of the original game: The game is a deck building card game in which the players compete to gather the most valuable deck of cards, representing a Kingdom. There are 4 kinds of cards: Treasure cards (Copper, Silver, Gold), Victory cards (Estate, Duchy, Province - Worth 1/3/6 Victory points), Kingdom cards (various cards, mostly actions) and Curses (worth -1 Victory point and which are normally only used as a result of Kingdom cards). Each card has a cost to purchase, which is paid in coins gained from a combination of Kingdom and/or Treasure cards.

The game includes 25 different types of Kingdom cards, but for each game, 10 of these are selected to increase interaction and re-playability. The selected Kingdom cards, the Treasure cards, Victory cards, and the Curses are put on the table in piles available for all players to purchase (or obtain through actions). The piles, collectively, are known as the Supply. Each player starts with an identical deck consisting of 7 Copper cards and 3 Estate cards. The deck is shuffled and the player draws five cards to form their hand.

Each turn follows an A, B, C structure:

Action. If the player has an action card in their hand, they may now play it. Typical action cards' effects include drawing more cards, being allowed to play more Kingdom cards, or being able to buy extra cards in the Buy phase.

Buy. The player may now buy one card. The purchase may be split among multiple cards if the player has played suitable Kingdom cards in the action phase to get extra "buys." The player pays by discarding Treasure cards onto his/her personal discard pile. Any card bought also goes on the discard pile.

Cleanup. The player now discards all played and unplayed cards, then draws 5 new cards.

At the point when a player must draw from a depleted deck, they shuffle their discard pile, which becomes their new deck. Cards which were earlier gained onto the discard pile will in this way become useful when the player draws the card into their hand. The game ends when either the pile of Province cards or 3 piles in the Supply are depleted. At this point the players take all cards in their deck, hand, and discard pile, and count their Victory points to determine the winner. -Wikipedia

 

Base Game
"To produce the correct number of each card needed, please print each file the number of times indicated in the file name."
Version: 12.2008
Author: Randal Lloyd
Download: ZIP Archive
Expansion
"To play, you will need to print the Zombinion base game files for the additional cards needed."
Version: 07.2009
Author: Randal Lloyd
Download: ZIP Archive

 

German Base & Expansion
This archive contains all the cards for the base game as well as the expansion in german language.
Version: 08.2009
Author: Jens A. Czaplo
Download: ZIP Archive
German Rules
This archive contains a full-colored rulebook in german language.
Version: 08.2009
Author: Jens A. Czaplo
Download: ZIP Archive

 

English rules and card mapping
Here are the original Dominion rules for all cards and a document to map the Zombinion cards to the Dominion card because there are currently no dedicated Zombinion rules.
Version: 08.2009
Author: Jens A. Czaplo & Richard Gibbs
Download: ZIP Archive