This game is a great way to practice and review closed syllables.This is popular with older struggling readers who appreciate the zombie theme. It fits in well with many types of Orton Gillingham influenced remediation programs.
It includes words with blends, consonant digraphs and the welded sounds -nk, -ng. It also includes lots of words that follow the FLOSS rule. I use it at the end of our closed syllable unit right before moving on to Silent e words.
Zombies will eat your brain! Pick and read brain cards. But watch out for Zombies. Your turn is over once a zombie is picked. The person with the most brains at the end of the game is the winner.