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Aliens are invading and turning everyone into Zombies!

Team up with family and friends, ready your dice, and prepare your brains to clear the Zombies out of Times Square as fast as you can. The aim of the game is to defeat all the Zombies invading Times Square to win! 15 – 30mins | Age 7+ | 1 – 6 Players

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How to play Times Square

Aliens are invading and turning everyone into Zombies!

Team up with family and friends, ready your dice, and prepare your brains to clear the Zombies out of Times Square as fast as you can. The aim of the game is to defeat all the Zombies invading Times Square to win! 15 to 30 mins | Ages 7+ | Cooperative | 1 – 6 Players

Playing is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

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1. Roll the dice

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2. Combine the dice

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3. Defeat Zombies!

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You Need Brains to Survive!

Every Zombie has a Target Strength (the large number in the bottom right of the Zombie card) you must exactly ‘hit’ this number with one or more of your dice to remove that Zombie from play.

Fighting Zombies can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it.

Players take turns rolling dice and use dice individually, or combine them by using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Dice results can also be Powered Up (squared) or Powered Down (square rooted) to reach the number on the Zombie card to ‘defeat it’.

The more you play, the better you get

How to Fight Zombies

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Joe, Laura and Zaeem are fighting Zombies!

There are 6 Zombies left in play. It’s Joes turn, he rolls a 8, 2, 2, & 6! How to Play Instructions Looking at the Zombies in play, Joe, Laura and Zaeem work out that they can use all the dice to hit the Strength 80 Zombie.

  • They add the 2 and 2 to make 4
  • Then add this 4 to the 6 to make 10.
  • Then multiply the 10 with the 8 dice to make 80!

Joe can now flip the 80 Strength Zombie over to show it’s been defeated. Because all the dice were used no more Zombie are added into Times Square this turn.

Note: Unused dice. You must add 1 Zombie card into Times Square for each unused dice at the end of your turn.

It’s Laura’s go, she rolls a 7, 2, 3 and 6

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Laura looks at each Zombie’s Targeting Wheel. She works out she can defeat two Zombies on her turn, the 14 and the 18. How to Play Instructions Laura flips over these two Zombies and because she’s used all her dice no more Zombies are added to the game.
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You’ve seen that dice can be added and multiplied together, and they can also be taken away and divided. But there is something else you can do that’s very powerful and can give you the chance to hit even more Zombies on your go…

Power up Your Dice

Powering up your dice (also known as squaring) is a great way to hit those tougher Aliens and Zombies! Here’s how it works… You can Power up a single dice by multiplying it by itself, i.e. a 2 powers up to a 4 (2×2=4) and 3 powers up to 9 (3×3=9). You can also combine dice and then Power up the result, like this: 2 + 3 = 5 then Power up 5 x 5 = 25 Let’s take a look at this in action…
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It’s Zaeem’s turn.

And there are only three Zombies left in Times Square! Look closely at the Zombies left in play. The shape in the middle of Targeting Wheel is normally round, but on these Zombies it’s square. This gives players a clue that these Zombie’s can be hit by Powering up (Squaring) dice or dice combos. Let’s see how this works. Zaeem rolls a 12, 6, 3, and a 4, that’s a great roll! Working together, Joe, Laura and Zaeem use the dice like this…

  • Power up the 12 dice – 12 x 12 = 144
  • Then Power up the 66 x 6 = 36
  • Add the 4 and 3 dice to make 7
  • Power this up to hit the 497 x 7 = 49

Joe, Laura and Zaeem have cleared Times Square of Zombies and won the game!

Aliens, Zombies, Heroes, Items and more!

Times Square involves more than just Aliens and Zombies! There are Heroes to save, helpful Items to collect and Events that randomly appear to help or hinder players!
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Zombie cards

Every Zombie’s Strength in Times Square is a number from the 12 Times Tables.

Each Zombie has a Targeting Wheel that shows players number combinations that can be multiplied to exactly reach a Zombies Strength.

Other icons on the Zombie cards are used when using the cards with the City of Zombies maths board game.

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Items

Items can be found and collected then used to help players fight Zombies.

Items are shared between players and can be used at any time.

Some items can be used to change your dice rolls, some change a Zombie’s Strength while others can even change the rules!

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Hero cards

Heroes have a special ability that can be used to help players fight Zombies.

Transformation cards feature a Hero on one side and a Zombie version of that Hero on the flip side.

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Events

Event cards can help or hinder players. They add a twist to gameplay appearing at random as you play.

Some Events help the Zombies while others help the players.

You can use the Event cards from Times Square with the City of Zombies maths board game.

Game on!

Times Square includes 3 different maths games
Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

The invasion has begun! Game 1 is the perfect place to start your Zombie number crunching!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 10+ Minutes

Game 2 – Transformation

Game 2 – Transformation

Transformation! Game 2 ups the difficulty more as you try to transform Zombies back into humans!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 20+ Minutes

Game 3 – Outnumbered

Game 3 – Outnumbered

You’re outnumbered! This game mode has you save the heroes while surviving the Zombie horde!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 10+ Minutes

Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

GAME 1 – THE INVASION BEGINS

Age 7+  |  1 – 6 Players  |  10 minutes

Game 1 - The Invasion Begins

YOUR MISSION

The Zombies are invading Times Square! Destroy them as quickly as possible!

Getting Ready

Zombie cards
Pick which Zombies you’d like to play against. This can either be the entire deck, or just certain Times Tables you’d like to practice.

Items
Remove the Walkie Talkie Item from the Item deck. It’s not used in this game.

Remove Hero cards and Event cards
You can put them back in the game box for now.

Grab the 4 Dice and get ready!
You’ll need the 4 included Dice and a Stopwatch or clock if you’d like to time your game.

SET UP

1. Shuffle the 6 Item cards. Deal 4 out at random face-up so all players can see them.
Put the remaining 2 items back in the game box.

2. Shuffle the Zombie cards. Deal out 9 Zombies face up in a 3 by 3 grid (as shown).

3. Put the remaining Zombie cards in a stack face down next to the game area. This stack is called the Zombie Deck 

Choose who will be the First Player.

Let’s Play

Start the clock!

Players take it in turn to destroy Zombies by rolling & combining their dice to match the numbers on the Zombie cards. Use Item cards at any time to help you.

For each unused dice, add a new Zombie card from the Zombie Deck into play to a maximum of 9.

You’ve won when all the Zombies in play are destroyed. Don’t forget to use your Item Cards!

Bonus! Take 1 minute off your time for each unused Item card you have left.

Not sure about the rules? Need some help with your game?

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Let’s Play!

Times Square includes three different games to play
How to Play Instructions

How to Play Instructions

Find out how to get started with Times Square and how to improve maths ability through play!

1 to 6 players | 10 – 20 mins | Age 7+

Game 2 – Transformation

Game 2 – Transformation

Transformation! Game 2 ups the difficulty more as you try to transform Zombies back into humans!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 20+ Minutes

Game 3 – Outnumbered

Game 3 – Outnumbered

You’re outnumbered! This game mode has you save the heroes while surviving the Zombie horde!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 10+ Minutes

Game 2 – Transformation

Game 2 – Transformation

GAME 2 – TRANSFORMATION!

Age 7+  |  1 – 6 Players  |  20 minutes

Game 2 - Transformation

YOUR MISSION

Transform the Heroes back into Human form and destroy the remaining Zombies!


Getting Ready

Transformation Cards
These cards are used to flip back and forth between Heroes and Zombies

Zombie Cards
Pick which Zombies you’d like to play against. This can either be the entire deck, or just certain Times Tables you’d like to practice.

Item Cards
Shuffle all Item Cards into their own deck.

4 Dice and a Stopwatch or Clock
Grab the 4 included Dice and set up a clock or stopwatch if you’d like to time your game!

SET UP

1. Shuffle the 7 Item cards. Deal 4 out at random, face up, so all players can see them. Put the remaining 3 items away, you won’t be using them in this game.

2. Place a Hero Transformation card, Zombie side up, on top of each Item card as shown. 

3. Shuffle & deal out 12, face up Zombie cards, laid out in a grid as shown.

4. Put the remaining Zombie cards in a face down stack. This stack is called the Zombie Deck.

5. Choose who will be the First Player.

Let’s Play

Start the clock!

Players take it in turn to destroy Zombies by rolling & combining their dice to match the numbers on the Zombie cards. Use Item cards at any time to help you.

For each unused dice, add a new Zombie card from the Zombie Deck into play.

You’ve won when all the Zombies in play are destroyed.

Bonus! Take 1 minute off your time for each unused Item card you have left.

Not sure about the rules? Need some help with your game?

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Let’s Play!

Times Square includes three different games to play
How to Play Instructions

How to Play Instructions

Find out how to get started with Times Square and how to improve maths ability through play!

1 to 6 players | 10 – 20 mins | Age 7+

Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

The invasion has begun! Game 1 is the perfect place to start your Zombie number crunching!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 10+ Minutes

Game 3 – Outnumbered

Game 3 – Outnumbered

You’re outnumbered! This game mode has you save the heroes while surviving the Zombie horde!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 10+ Minutes

Game 3 – Outnumbered

Game 3 – Outnumbered

GAME 3 – Outnumbered

Age 7+  |  1 – 6 Players  |  10 minutes

Game 3 - Outnumbered

YOUR MISSION

Survive the Zombie attack and save the Heroes before they are ‘Outnumbered’.

Getting Ready

Hero Cards
Shuffle the Hero deck and place it face down near the playing area.

Zombies Cards
Shuffle all the Zombie Cards into a face down deck next to the playing area.

4 Dice
Place the 4 game Dice within easy reach of all players

Item Cards
Shuffle the item cards into the Zombie deck.

Event Cards (These are optional)
Shuffle the events cards into the Zombie deck.

Stopwatch or clock
Set your stopwatch if you want to time your game.

SET UP

1. Decide how many Heroes & Zombies you want to play with.
We suggest 4 Heroes in a two player game, 5-6 in a three player game. (Minimum 2 Heroes)

2. Shuffle the Zombie cards, including Items & Event cards together.

3. Place a Hero card on the playing surface and deal out 6 Zombie cards above the Hero as shown.
Turn the bottom 3 Zombie cards face up. If any items are revealed, ‘give’ them to the hero (place them next to the Hero card). Replace any Item cards moved this way with a card from the Zombie deck. (Each Hero can ‘hold’ up to two Items).

Continue until the row above each Hero card only contains Zombies (As shown).

If an Event cards appears, immediately read the card text and follow the instructions.

Do this for each Hero card you are using in the game.

4. Put the remaining Zombie cards in a face down stack, this stack is called the Zombie Deck.

5. Choose who will be the First Player.

Let’s Play

Start the clock!

Players take it in turn to destroy Zombies by rolling & combining their dice to match the numbers on the Zombie cards. Use Item cards at any time to help you.

When a Zombie is destroyed, remove it from play and put it face up in a Zombie Graveyard discard pile.

Immediately replace it with a card from the Zombie deck.

Try to use all your dice to destroy Zombies. For each dice you fail to use, you must flip over a face-down Zombie card!  

If 6 Zombies are revealed around one Hero, that Hero is Outnumbered and flees. Remove that Hero along with any items from the game. Put the Zombies that Outnumbered the Hero into the Zombie Graveyard discard pile.

To win you must empty the Zombie deck & destroy all Zombies in play.

If there are no Heroes left, you lose!

Not sure about the rules? Need some help with your game?

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Let’s Play!

Times Square includes three different games to play
How to Play Instructions

How to Play Instructions

Find out how to get started with Times Square and how to improve maths ability through play!

1 to 6 players | 10 – 20 mins | Age 7+

Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

Game 1 – The Invasion Begins

The invasion has begun! Game 1 is the perfect place to start your Zombie number crunching!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 10+ Minutes

Game 2 – Transformation

Game 2 – Transformation

Transformation! Game 2 ups the difficulty more as you try to transform Zombies back into humans!
1 – 6 Players | Age 7+ | 20+ Minutes