I put Zombie Dice on my wish list and a kind relative gave it to me last Christmas. I managed to get a few of the many nephews and nieces to play that day, but most everyone's attention was hoovered up by the various DS and PSP games that were handed out like candy.
But in those few games I really had a good time and learned the rules for later.
Ah "later" -- it's such a nebulous term.
Five months later and Wil Wheaton's Table Top comes along and reminds me about Zombie Dice.
"I have that game!" I shouted to the screen. Wil, busy describing the rules, did not look up. That's okay, I forgave him.
That night after dinner I got my two daughters (age 10 and 12) together and we played.
My younger daughter has yet to learn caution. In the first four games we played she constantly pressed her luck... and lost. But she had so much fun doing it she really did not mind.
My older daughter is usually the exact opposite. It was fun to see her loosen up a little (and then be rewarded with a three-brain toss with one red and two yellow dice resulting in a win).
I've added lots of different games to the list and I'll look into going and buying some soon. In fact, we have a trip this weekend and so that means we'll have some quiet time in the hotel before bed time. I just might need to make a run to the game store!