If you are looking for a colourful, zombie-free and kids-compatible board game, you should have a look at the Dream Catcher Kickstarter campaign. The co-operative game for 2-4 players has been designed to be fun to play with the whole family.
Players are a team of Dream Catchers who want to protect the sleeping children from nightmares and monsters, waiting under their beds. Each character has a unique set of powers and abilities which will help to catch enough sweet dreams before daybreak, and to win the game. Super cute artwork paired with high replayability should get you back into the world of dreams often enough to justify the pledge prices of £27 for the Standard and £35 for the Deluxe Edition.
Check out the official KS page for more details and to help to fund the project.