In Asmodee’s Route 666, you and up to 4 players set out on a road-trip along the infamous American standby, which is now inhabited by hordes of zombies. Your goal is to get to California unscathed, but you might be doing so alone, as along the way your party (who are also your rivals) can meet multiple fates. It all depends on the adventure deck, which dictates what resources you get, special combat effects, zombie encounters, as well as victory points.
Can I just say that is the BEST looking game box I have seen for ages? Just look at that thing of beauty.. it hits right in the nostalgia feels.
Keep in mind that not all adventure cards are equal. Some force you to choose between bad, horrible, and instant death. Others give you free gas, free bullets, and clear, zombie-free roads. Because you shuffle all these cards together and lay them out at random, you’ll frequently find the table littered with pairs of adventure cards of wildly varied difficulty.
And faced with the choice of death by zombies or a clean, no-lines zip through a gas station and ammo store, you’re probably going to want to be the one making the choice. If you aren’t, you’re going to find your opponents making the choice, and you’ll be the one getting the “death by zombies” option.
In addition to these elements of racing and survival, Route 666 will also include an auction component, Players will have the opportunity each round to offer precious resources like gas or bullets in order to get a leg up in turn order. Of course, doing this might seem like a good idea at the time until you find yourself needing the resource that you auctioned off.
And did I even mention the zombie meeples? ZOMBIE MEEPLES folks!!!
The game is scheduled for release at Gen Con 2016.