Z-MAN GAMES

Z-Man Games is one of the most well-known and successful board game publishers. The company was founded in 1999 and its headquarters can be found in Mahopac, New York. Z-Man Games is named about its proprietor, Zev Shlasinger. Since 1999, the company has published over 100 critically acclaimed board games. Z-Man Games publish games with a wide variety of themes, mechanics and difficultly levels. In 2011, the company was bought by Sophie Gravel, the owner of publishing and distributing company Filosofia. This move created F2Z Entertainment, which was then acquired by Asmodee in 2016. Zev Shlasinger left the company on January 15, 2016. All of Z-Man Games' most successful and enjoyable board games can be found here at Zatu Games!

Z-MAN GAMES FRANCHISES

Some of the most successful and played board games around the world were created by Z-Man Games. Their two most popular franchises are arguably Carcassonne and Pandemic. Carcassonne is known as a tile-laying game and is considered to be a gateway game for those new to the hobby. There are several expansions available within the series. Pandemic is a co-operative game where you must work together to stop the spread of deadly diseases. The legacy spin-off for Pandemic was groundbreaking and stood at the top of the BGG Top 100 for over two years. Other top selling board games to be made by Z-Man Games include Terra Mystica, A Feast for Odin and the family favourite, Camel Up. The latest edition of Pandemic, Rising Tide, sees players fighting back the flood! 

Z-MAN GAMES

Z-Man Games is one of the most well-known and successful board game publishers. The company was founded in 1999 and its headquarters can be found in Mahopac, New York. Z-Man Games is named about its proprietor, Zev Shlasinger. Since 1999, the company has published over 100 critically acclaimed board games. Z-Man Games publish games with a wide variety of themes, mechanics and difficultly levels. In 2011, the company was bought by Sophie Gravel, the owner of publishing and distributing company Filosofia. This move created F2Z Entertainment, which was then acquired by Asmodee in 2016. Zev Shlasinger left the company on January 15, 2016. All of Z-Man Games' most successful and enjoyable board games can be found here at Zatu Games!

Z-MAN GAMES FRANCHISES

Some of the most successful and played board games around the world were created by Z-Man Games. Their two most popular franchises are arguably Carcassonne and Pandemic. Carcassonne is known as a tile-laying game and is considered to be a gateway game for those new to the hobby. There are several expansions available within the series. Pandemic is a co-operative game where you must work together to stop the spread of deadly diseases. The legacy spin-off for Pandemic was groundbreaking and stood at the top of the BGG Top 100 for over two years. Other top selling board games to be made by Z-Man Games include Terra Mystica, A Feast for Odin and the family favourite, Camel Up. The latest edition of Pandemic, Rising Tide, sees players fighting back the flood! 

A BRIEF LOOK AT Z-MAN GAMES

Here is a quick look at some of the best-selling board games from Z-man Games:

Pandemic Legacy

This games was a game changer! The original Pandemic game was taken on by Rob Daviau and turned into a legacy game. This means that you and your team would play through an overarching story, taking between 12 and 24 sessions to end the game. Once complete, that's it. Along the way cards will be ripped up, rules will be discovered and players die. Each month in the game, you have two chances to achieve that month's objectives. If you succeed, you win and immediately move on to the next month. If you fail, you have a second chance, with more funding for beneficial event cards.

Carcassonne 

A board game classic which is still going strong today. Carcassonne is a til-placement game, with players aiming to develop the land around the famous French city. Since its release 18 years ago, there have been several expansions and spin-offs which has led to a huge fan base around the world. 

Terra Mystica 

"Set in a world of dwarves, halflings, witches, and other fantasy races, Terra Mystica is a game of claiming territory and developing your faction."

Camel Up 

A fun game for the entire family! In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you bet, the more money you can win! Who will get to run first? Well that's down to the dice, which come out of the cool pyramid dice shaker.

 

Onirim Board Game Review

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Pandemic: The Cure Review

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Stone Age Review

By Matthew Thomasson | 13/07/2018

Stone Age is a 2-4 player game set in prehistoric times. Players take on a tribe to hunt and gather and become the best tribe that they can be.

Carcassonne Board Game Review

By Matthew Thomasson | 14/05/2018

Carcassonne is a tile placement, area control game set in Southern France. It has earned its place as a must own game for many board gamers.

Expanding the Expanse: A Review of Some Carcassonne Expansions

By Mitri Ng | 29/03/2018

Carcassonne has an entire extended family of expansions to keep those base tiles company. Today we take a look at a few of these expansions for you.

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Spoiler-Free Review

By Selwyn Ward | 14/02/2018

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 is set in a world where all efforts to ameliorate the ravages of the dominant Season 1 plague were unsuccessful. Read our review.

Camel Up Cards Review

By Paul Davies | 13/02/2018

Camel Up Cards is a camel racing game in which players bet on the outcome of an insane desert race between five charmingly chunky wooden camels.

Citadels Board Game Review

By Caroline O'Breackin | 10/11/2017

First released in the year 2000; Citadels was widely considered to be one of the best card/strategy games on the market. Find out more in our review.

Pandemic Legacy Spoiler Free Review

By Rory Somers | 17/03/2017

We present our spoiler-free review of Pandemic Legacy Season One. This is a legacy game which sits at number one on the BGG Top 100.

Terra Mystica Review

By Rory Somers | 15/03/2017

In Terra Mystica you’ll take on one of seven fantasy races and attempt to dominate the landscape with your mighty Stronghold, splendid sanctuary, your temples, trading posts and dwellings, and after six turns, the player with the greatest dominance, or victory points, is the winner.

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PANDEMIC LEGACY

SEASON TWO

The follow-up to one of the best board games ever created. All of your efforts from season one were in vain, and the world has been devastated by a deadly plague. You must work together to help survivors, who are now living in a network of cities persists, supplied by the “havens,” isolated stations floating in the ocean.

A FEAST FOR ODIN

 

In this epic game, command a band of Vikings to trade, hunt, raid, pillage, and plunder in search of wealth and glory for your tribe. This is a saga in the form of a board game, from acclaimed designer Uwe Rosenberg. In this strategic worker placement game for one to four players, you will experience the Viking way of life.

CAMEL UP

 

Camel Up is a party game which is fun for all the family. Players need to bet on racing camels, trying to pick who will come first and second in a race around the pyramids. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line.

CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. During the game players are faced with decisions like: "Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?" or "Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent, giving him a hard time to complete his project and score points?"

RACE TO NEW FOUND LAND

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In Race to the New Found Land, you must skilfully use your fleet to consistently present achievements to your royal house. Are you quick to set sail and populate the first known lands? Do you first explore new areas? Or do you trade and build your fleet first? Find out in this exciting race to Newfoundland - The huge island of the coast of North America.

MEZOZOOIC

The age of the dinosaurs is back — this time safely behind glass! Build the best dino zoo and impress your guests in a frantic, real-time puzzle game. it's your job as the director to plan and construct a zoo that will surpass any others. Fill your zoo with a variety of crowd-pleasing features; wow your visitors with towering dinosaur enclosures.

£37.50 £34.33Add to basket

PANDEMIC LEGACY

SEASON TWO

The follow-up to one of the best board games ever created. All of your efforts from season one were in vain, and the world has been devastated by a deadly plague. You must work together to help survivors, who are now living in a network of cities persists, supplied by the “havens,” isolated stations floating in the ocean.

A FEAST FOR ODIN

 

In this epic game, command a band of Vikings to trade, hunt, raid, pillage, and plunder in search of wealth and glory for your tribe. This is a saga in the form of a board game, from acclaimed designer Uwe Rosenberg. In this strategic worker placement game for one to four players, you will experience the Viking way of life.

Z-Man Games - Camel Up

CAMEL UP

Camel Up is a party game which is fun for all the family. Players need to bet on racing camels, trying to pick who will come first and second in a race around the pyramids. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line.

CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. During the game players are faced with decisions like: "Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?" or "Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent, giving him a hard time to complete his project and score points?"

RACE TO NEW FOUND LAND

£37.50 £34.33Add to basket

In Race to the New Found Land, you must skilfully use your fleet to consistently present achievements to your royal house. Are you quick to set sail and populate the first known lands? Do you first explore new areas? Or do you trade and build your fleet first? Find out in this exciting race to Newfoundland - The huge island of the coast of North America.

£37.50 £34.33Add to basket

MESOZOOIC

The age of the dinosaurs is back — this time safely behind glass! Build the best dino zoo and impress your guests in a frantic, real-time puzzle game. it's your job as the director to plan and construct a zoo that will surpass any others. Fill your zoo with a variety of crowd-pleasing features; wow your visitors with towering dinosaur enclosures.