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We Played Escape Room Z – And We Loved It!

First thing’s first, you should know that we’re veterans of the escape room world.

We’ve played, and beat, some of the top-rated escape rooms on the planet. Whenever we travel, we’re always on the lookout for escape rooms, leading to incredible experiences in Portland, Maine, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Orlando, and more (not to mention, countless forgettable escape room experiences pretty much everywhere!).

So understandably, we always love to find ourselves a new challenge. We needed something that would stretch our wits to the breaking point… and hopefully a little further!

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Enter Escape Room Z, the world’s best zombie escape room game. Winning escape room Z requires securing the last pizza in existence (or at least in the building) and saving it from hordes of foul, smelly, and rather ugly zombies. You start the game with nothing but your wits. You hope those wits lead you to a pizza and a weapon. Otherwise, you’re a zombie’s next victim.

Given that this is Lock Paper Scissors’ hardest at-home escape room game, and we LOVE zombies, Escape Room Z seemed like the perfect fit for us! So we decided to set it up over the weekend and give it a go. Here’s how it went:

The Setup

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Escape Room Z sets up without hassle.

Besides excellent training for the zombie apocalypse, the beauty of the game is in its total customizability. If you want to turn your house into a full-on zombie invasion, with mannequin zombies in every corner, blood splatter on the wall, and real pizzas in the oven, you can! Or, if you’re not feeling like going to all that effort you can just throw the cards on the table and get your adventure started.

We have an open living room/dining room/kitchen setup. We decided that this provided more than ample space for the six people playing the game. You will probably want a room that has a wall without breakables. You will see why later.

When decorating the room, we took a middle road, primarily because we lack mannequins, and because my wife would not allow blood splatter on the wall (shocking, I know). Fortunately, Escape Room Z comes with great posters. Print out the posters and place them around the room. We staged some on mirrors, some on the refrigerator, and some on the picture frames. After the game, we almost forgot to remove a zombie portrait from our daughter’s frame!

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The game itself sets up quickly. Print out the clue cards and zombies (yes, zombies. Don’t worry, no AI is involved, and the zombies will not animate). Cut out where indicated. Assemble the zombies and bring them all to the game room.

You can either put the cards all on a table or hide them around the room. We spread them around the room, including putting some on the wall, to make the players move and think.

Finally, locate the Spotify playlist for the game (here!). Escape Room Z features two playlists, a mellow, spooky list, and an upbeat, fun list. We went with mellow and spooky. Dancing while zombies lurked outside the door seemed foolhardy.

The Gamemaster (Yes, You)

One of the fun parts of setting up the game was not knowing what clues were needed first or in what order! Escape Room Z’s design allows everyone to play, including the people setting up the game. (Which was great news for me! I wanted to play too!)

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The Escape Room Z website contains excellent instructions to set up the game. It also contains well-marked spoilers — do not click those links! You want to have as much fun as the players in the room. Therefore, you do not want to know the hints and solutions in advance.

If you need a hint during the game, you ask for it on the Escape Room Z website. You will need the site open during the game, as some clues only appear after you put in the right answer to another clue. Make sure you have a laptop or tablet available during the game.

The Team

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We invited another family of escape room fanatics to the house for the zombie party game. This group also has several games and a few escapes under their belt. Our final tally was four adults and two college freshmen (engineering majors, so we figured we had it made. Oops).

The Feast

While I craved an excellent cauliflower crust pizza, which goes well with the game’s theme, our friends had pizza the night before. I settled for fajitas with tortillas, queso, and guacamole. Maybe settled is not the right word.

We had a nice dinner and a good conversation. We relaxed over a few drinks and caught up with the college students (home and taking online classes due to the pandemic). Finally, we cleared the dining room table, put away the food, and finished the game setup (we needed the dining room table for the zombie game).

The Game

Before starting the zombie escape room game, make sure you have a good countdown timer. We used one we found here and cast it to the tv. It provided audible prompts every ten minutes. Problem solved.

Everyone sat down at the dining room table. We played the introductory video, giving everyone a sense of the zombie game. Everyone paid rapt attention. A sense of urgency filled the room. We started the timer and began the game.

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As soon as the timer started ticking, everyone quickly gathered the clues hidden around the room (we decided against hiding them in lockboxes for this game). We sat down at the table, stared at the clues, and then at each other. The first question — where do we begin?

The website for the game listed several puzzles. It also offered hints and solutions. We did not bother with hints. Instead, we tried to find a relationship among the puzzles, using various techniques gleaned from prior experiences (there will be no spoilers here. However, if you’re looking for escape room tips and tricks, Lock Paper Scissors also has a great ‘how to beat an escape room’ guide here).

We quickly started the two engineering students on a puzzle requiring matching shapes while the rest of us went to work on the word puzzles. Some of these struck more fear into our hearts than the zombies did! As we decided which one made the most sense to start with, we heard the ominous words “50 minutes remaining.”

Five minutes later, we decided that we needed our first hint. After all, we had zombies at the door, a pizza in the oven, and were running out of time to solve the first clue. We did break one of the cardinal rules of escape rooms — feast after the game, not before! A full belly can really slow down your thought process. Whether it was the food or our own poor imaginations, we needed help.

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Fortunately, Escape Room Z offers its own help wizard (check it out here). Pictures of all puzzle cards sit on a single website. They offer 2-3 hints, which you take one at a time, and a solution. Not ready to concede, we unlocked the first hint. Of course, it triggered that glowing ‘aha!’ moment for all of us. In hindsight, the answer was staring us dead in the face, so we solved it and moved past the first puzzle.

While four of us toiled away at the next puzzle, and the engineering students continued their quest for the proper matches to unlock the oven, the ominous voice returned. “40 minutes remaining.” We all stared at it for a few seconds, as if that would add time back to the clock.

By this point, my phone had malfunctioned, and the spooky zombie music disappeared, but, with our heads deep in the puzzles, no one noticed. While it was on, it added to the vibe in the room. I highly recommend you use one of the playlists.

A few seconds later, the engineering students broke into an excited yell! They solved the puzzle that unlocked the oven. Woohoo! We’ve got the pizza! College students love pizza fresh out of the oven, even if it is just paper.

Now we just needed to take our pizza and escape the zombie horde. For that, we definitely needed a weapon. Remember, you want to fight zombies from a distance, not up close. (By the way, have you read our zombie survival tips yet? They may save your life…)

We unlocked another hint. It helped. We found the answer… or so we thought. When we put our answer into the link provided, it told us we had the wrong answer. It gave the same response for the next two.

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Here is where I bestow upon you two vital hints. First, four people working on one puzzle leads to confusion. We should have split up into more groups. Second, don’t transpose numbers. Zombies are not smart. They don’t recognize typos. You need to input the numbers in the proper sequence to get the right answer and unlock the gun safe.

Finally, we unwrapped the answer to the puzzle and obtained the gun! Time to confront the zombies marching across the dining room table!

We bought a cheap nerf gun for our weapon. You pulled back on a lever to load the spring and pull the trigger to send the dart flying. Fortunately, for my health and my marriage, I tested the dart out on a sofa earlier in the day. It packed a punch! That meant that the zombie shooting gallery needed to stay away from all breakables. I planned accordingly.

You can buy a much less powerful gun for your game or even throw ping pong balls at the zombies. Ping pong balls will disintegrate a zombie on contact.

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We backed about 10 feet away from the zombies and began shooting. Our weapon lacked accuracy. We probably missed six times for every hit. Finally, after passing the weapon to all six players (multiple times, I regret to say), the last zombie fell, leaving us victorious! The clock was stopped, high fives were exchanged, and puzzles relived!

The Aftermath

Everyone agreed that Escape Room Z was a serious challenge.

The puzzles were challenging, but not impossible, as you would want from an escape room. A room too difficult leaves everyone frustrated, while an easy room leaves the players unfulfilled.

We entertained serious doubts around 15 minutes in that we would finish. Fortunately we managed to pull it together, and using only a few hints, we escaped the zombie horde with a little time to spare. It did take a few minutes to figure out what direction the hints were pointing us in, but once we wrapped our heads around the way the hints were worded we progressed quickly.

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Setting up the game could not be easier. You decide how elaborate a setup you desire, and lay it out. You could be ready to play the game in about 20 minutes — the time it takes to print out the games, cut out the cards, and assemble the zombies. You could also spend a few hours setting it up to create a more realistic feel. You control the experience.

Our setup worked for our group. It created an excellent atmosphere to draw the players into the game. However, once we began solving puzzles in earnest, the wall posters faded into the background. We focused on the puzzles, as you might expect when facing death at the hands of pizza-eating zombies.

Your Turn

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We had a night to remember. We will definitely return to these print-at-home escape room games for more epic game nights in future. They allow for a wonderful night of fun with friends, without the high cost of regular escape rooms. (Seriously, six people can play one of these games for the price of a single escape room ticket!)

Try a zombie party game for yourself. Print out Escape Room Z, decide on a setup, and invite some friends over. You and your friends will have a blast figuring out clues and solving the game! Afterward, serve refreshments as everyone discusses the red herrings they fell for and the puzzles that they solved with ease. You will have a fantastic night to remember and to repeat.

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Best Zombie Board Games to Play

We’re back! If you missed our last post on the topic, check out all the other zombie board game goodness here – great zombie board games.

We have checked and played probably every zombie board game on the market – or at least most of them – in order to be able to share our findings with you.

It’s true that the offer is still not that varied, but we do have a lot more options and great board games that we can play today than we did a few years ago, as you will see in today’s article. So without further ado, let’s check out the best zombie board games for you to play!

Escape Room Z

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This is technically not a board game, but I’d say it’s even better!

Escape Room Z is a printable escape room game made by Lock Paper Scissors. True to the spirit of escape rooms, Escape Room Z is a challenging puzzler that takes a team of 3-6 people up to one hour to solve (you could play it with just two, or even by yourself, but you’d have to be pretty clever to solve all the puzzles in time!).

The aim of this whimsical, but challenging game is to recover your pizza, unlock the gun cabinet, and escape the zombie horde before they can devour you, and your pizza, whole! (of course, the game works even better if you order a real pizza as a prize…)

This makes for the perfect main event of a zombie party, or for an excitingly novel zombie game night – because it’s also completely customisable, and scalable to any number of players.

If you’re looking for a new experience beyond traditional board games, I can’t recommend Escape Room Z highly enough. Want more info? You can check out my playthrough of the game here.

Escape Zombie City

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We’re starting with a very casual zombie board game, more suitable for family play, those new to board games in general or those who are not too hardcore about this type of games. It’s a fast paced game with pretty interesting mechanics: you have 15 minutes to escape the zombie infected town, and you’ll do so by rolling dice and playing in real time (so there are no turns or anything). Although things can be fun this way, it is pretty chaotic at times. However, even at this fast speed you still have interaction with other players and the game is usually more fun than not. Still, consider it as a light, casual game for the family. If you want something more complex or grittier, look at the other titles on our list.

Either way, you can definitely give it a try: click here to find out more & buy the game.

Zombie Fluxx

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Zombie Fluxx is the zombie uprising card game with ever-changing rules, one game that will most likely be enjoyed and appreciated by non zombie fans as well. It’s fast and easy to learn and cards have simple, comic-book styled drawings and are pretty durable. This is a cooperative type of game for 2-6 players who struggle together to find the cure for the zombie pandemic and stop the zombie apocalypse. Each game lasts about 30 minutes and it’s very fun. Zombie Fluxx comes with a Board, Showing The World’s Major Cities, 7 Role Cards, With Matching Pawns, 6 Research Stations, 6 Wooden Markers, 96 Disease Cube,s 48 Infection Cube,s 59 Player Cards, Reference Cards And Rulebook.

A good party game overall (and not only): Click here to order your copy now!

Dead Panic

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Another cooperative zombie board game, I consider Dead Panic a family friendly game which might seem a bit familiar to those who played Castle Panic (since it’s made by the same company). Although similar, it has new mechanics and a nice zombie theme: players work together to survive in a cabin that’s attacked by zombies. Ranged weapons let you attack from a distance, but if the Zombies break through the walls, you will have to fight them hand-to-hand and there’s a nice fighting mechanic the game comes with. A very fun game and simple as well: a bit on the light side, but it’s worth trying out if you’re looking for something new!

Click here to buy it or find out more.

Zombies!!!

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This is already a classic, a game that has been featured on our list of best zombie board games a few years ago. This game puts you in the middle of the action as you try to escape the ever advancing zombie horde. Players must use a combination of wits and brawn to be the first to the heliport and certain escape. The only problem is, the zombies are everywhere, they appear to be very hungry and your opponents would really prefer if you didn’t escape. Games can last up to two hours and the base game can be played by up to 6 players. There are numerous expansions available, which is even better in my opinion. A great, fun game!

Click here to buy it or find our more about Zombies!!!

City of Horror

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Not your regular zombie game, City of Horror is a game where diplomacy, strategy and negotiation skills count more than fighting abilities. Actually, there will be very little fighting (compared to what you’d expect from a zombie survival game, at least), but this doesn’t mean that we’re dealing with a bad game. On the contrary! Each player controls multiple survivors, trying to keep them alive – and for that you will need the support of other players. Yup, expect a lot of bickering around during the game – but that’s what makes it even more fun.

This is a game for 3-6 players which lasts about 90 minutes. Click here to buy it and find out more.

Last Night On Earth

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Another game that was featured on our list a few years ago and one that I still love playing just as much as I did back then. A modular board game that can be played by up to six players and lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, Last Night on Earth offers a truly cinematic experience to players: as the Heroes, you will be fighting against the hordes of zombies to make it through the night or, if you prefer, you can play as the enemy and do your best to stop the heroes. The game comes with several scenarios that change the game so replay value is really high, making it one of the best zombie board games you can buy.

So don’t waste any time and click here to check it out!

Dead of Winter

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An amazing game, one that hasn’t been launched for a long time and one that probably few zombie fans or board game geeks have played. But you don’t have to miss it as it’s absolutely amazing! In this game, you are part of a colony of survivors and work together with others to stay alive, while also having a secret personal objective which you must complete in order to win the game. This is a brilliant addition and something that makes the whole game even more fun than it is! It’s a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives, but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies and keep the colony’s morale up. For 2-5 players, each game lasts about 1.5 hours.

One of the best games I’ve ever played! So do yourself a favor and click here to buy it & play it ASAP!

Zombicide

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Considered by many the best zombie board game, Zombicide is indeed extremely fun and high quality, also offering you the option to purchase a bunch of expansions to improve the experience. The best part about it is that it can also be played as a single player game – but up to 6 total players can enjoy it. Zombies in Zombicide are controlled by a simple AI system, dictating they must chase after the closet living thing or the loudest spot on the board. This lets players become fully immersed in the game as they search for new equipment, trick zombies, set traps and make daring escapes. A really fun game that can take anything between 20 minutes and a couple of hours to play, depending on the board you choose.

Click here to buy & find out more about this game.

So these would be our recommended zombie board games to play this year – and for the years to come! We have some more casual games at the beginning of the list, and really solid, deep and advanced games towards the end. Although I had fun playing them all, if I were to suggest just one and pick my favorite, this time it would be Dead of Winter – so make sure you buy it no matter what!

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Zombie Playground Looks Like a Really Cool Project

Honestly, I kind of started to get bored with all these Kickstarter campaigns: everybody seems to need a lot of money to do something that looks really crappy. But when I found about Zombie Playground, I really had a change of heart because this game looks incredibly awesome!

Here’s the story, put short: “In Zombie Playground you take on the role of a kid during a zombie apocalypse as seen through his or her imagination. Your school is overrun by the undead, and it’s up to you and your friends to do whatever it takes to survive!

Zombie Playground is an online, team based, action arena game with RPG elements. Gameplay will be deep, challenging, and rewarding. The game combines childhood nostalgia with horrific monsters, visceral combat, and a unique atmosphere straight out of a child’s nightmares. We do want to make it very clear: this is not a game for kids!”

The art of Zombie Playground is illustrated by Jason Chan who proves that he is extremely skilled. I simply love the first images and concept art – and I invite you to check them out below:




If you want to find out more about Zombie Playground, good news – their kickstarter was a big success, and the game is still going strong. You can check out their website here.

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Zynga Use Zombies to Promote Zombie Swipeout iPhone Game

You’ve got to love it when a games company invests some thought in how to promote a product they’re about to launch and FarmVille-maker Zynga surely proved that they take things seriously. (photos below)

The company plans to launch an iPhone game, Zombie Swipeout, which is something like the popular Fruit Ninja game, but with zombies, which already makes it better in my opinion.

However, it’s not the game that I am here to discuss, but the way Zynga decided to promote it: they started by sending three zombies over at the offices of Games.com, having a box of Blood Pop ice cream. Amazing!

The costumes were also amazing, as well as the make-up. What makes it even better, if you live in Manhattan or San Francisco, is that you have a chance to see the zombies yourself because Zynga really gets serious when it comes to promotion. And coolness, clearly.

Check out the amazing photos of Zombies promoting Zombie Swipeout:


Image credit: Games blog

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Kill Zombies in Zombie Last Night Game

Even though I am a fan of more complex zombie related stuff, from movies to books and even video games, every now and then I like to kick off some steam and enjoy a no-brainer. In this case, we are talking about a zombie game (available for free) – Zombie Last Night 2 – where it’s up for you to survive as much as possible and destroy as many zombie hordes as possible. And it’s not that easy!

At first, you are a novice zombie killer, but slowly, even after your death, you become better: you will have the money to spend for a better weapon, for increased stats and speed and health and so on in order to become even better at killing these zombies. Which is fun for a while until you get bored by the same mechanics and outnumbered by the zombies.

But it is fun while it lasts and if you want to, you can give Zombie Last Night 2 a try here. It’s free!

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First Trailer for The Walking Dead Video Game Released, Looks Awesome

Apart from a more casual Walking Dead game that we’ll get on Facebook, fans of the TV show and the comic book series will also get a more hardcore version, the Walking Dead video game created by Telltale Games, which will be released pretty soon. And now the first ever trailer for The Walking Dead game has been released and you can check it out in a video below.

Created by animator and director Daniel M. Kanemoto, the trailer blends 2D and 3D imagery in stunning fashion as homage to the art of the original comic book world on which Telltale’s game is based. Kanemoto was asked by Telltale to create the trailer because of a “fan made” Walking Dead title sequence he had made, which can be seen at www.exmortisfilms.com.

Check out the Walking Dead video game trailer below:

Even more interesting is the fact that the developers of the game, Telltale, have also kicked off a pre-order campaign on their site, which has a pretty interesting incentive: there is a grand prize that if you win, will have you “put into an episode of our The Walking Dead game as a human character and murdered gruesomely – only to be resurrected as a member of the undead and put down once and for all!” Absolutely amazing – too bad that there’s just one prize, I’m sure there will be a real fight for it.

Here’s how the winner should expect to look like a zombified, Walking Dead version of a rotting corpse:

Everything seems to be really nice when it comes to The Walking Dead video game from Telltale, don’t you think?

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The Walking Dead Game Coming to Facebook

Fans of The Walking Dead should not be too sad with the season break: a Walking Dead game will come to Facebook pretty soon (in April) and we’ll be allowed to live the post-apocalyptic life in the zombie infected world that we know from the show.

The game, however, will not allow us to play as characters from the TV show, even though we are promised to meet Rick and the company during our playing time.

But probably we won’t even have that much time to chat and interact with them, because The Walking Dead game on Facebook will challenge us to build a base camp and head over with a group of survivors to gather supplies to make sure we don’t die of hunger.

Of course, walkers will be lurking around everywhere and killing them will be the main attraction, plus a series of tactical decisions that we’ll have to make, like choosing between ranged and melee weapons, choosing to keep the teams tight or spread the men and women and so on. Probably it will all be very impressive.

You can check out the first Walking Dead Facebook game screenshots below, for some pretty nice zombie killing action:



As I said, the Walking Dead game comes to Facebook in April, so make sure to start playing it as soon as it’s out!

[Source: Inside Social Games]

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The 10 Best Zombie Board Games for You to Enjoy

While we wait for the zombie apocalypse to come and battle for survival in real life, we can certainly get prepared and entertained at the same time by playing some zombie board games.

I am a huge fan of board games (and obviously zombies) and therefore I have decided to share with you a list of the 10 best Zombie Board games that you should play with your friends.

I have decided not to place these zombie board games in a specific order – they are all extremely fun and enjoyable and I am sure you’ll love playing them all. Check out the list below and let me know if you agree that these are the 10 Best Zombie Board Games ever!

Escape Room Z

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This is technically not a board game, but I’d say it’s even better!

Escape Room Z is a printable escape room game made by Lock Paper Scissors. True to the spirit of escape rooms, Escape Room Z is a challenging puzzler that takes a team of 3-6 people up to one hour to solve (you could play it with just two, or even by yourself, but you’d have to be pretty clever to solve all the puzzles in time!).

The aim of this whimsical, but challenging game is to recover your pizza, unlock the gun cabinet, and escape the zombie horde before they can devour you, and your pizza, whole! (of course, the game works even better if you order a real pizza as a prize…)

This makes for the perfect main event of a zombie party, or for an excitingly novel zombie game night – because it’s also completely customisable, and scalable to any number of players.

If you’re looking for a new experience beyond traditional board games, I can’t recommend Escape Room Z highly enough. Want more info? You can check out my playthrough of the game here.

The Walking Dead Board Game

Even though most of the popularity of this zombies board game comes from the fact that it’s based on the hit TV series, The Walking Dead Board Game is actually a pretty solid title. Even better, you can play as the zombies too, not only as the survivors and I am sure you’ll love creating alliances with other players, blow zombie heads with shotguns and fight to make it back to camp alive. High replayability value, each game lasts around 1 hour and can be played by 2 to 4 players. Click here to get The Walking Dead Board Game and find out more about it.

Last Night On Earth – The Zombie Game

A modular board game that can be played by up to six players and lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, Last Night on Earth offers a truly cinematic experience to players: as the Heroes, you will be fighting against the hordes of zombies to make it through the night or, if you prefer, you can play as the enemy and do your best to stop the heroes. The game comes with several scenarios that change the game so replay value is really high, making this board game one of the best zombie ones out there. Click here to find out more about Last Night On Earth – The Zombie Game.

Zombies!!!

Probably one of the best known and most successful Zombie board games, Zombies!!! (which also has a ton of expansions for you to try) puts you in the middle of the action as you try to escape the ever advancing zombie horde. Players must use a combination of wits and brawn to be the first to the heliport and certain escape. The only problem is, the zombies are everywhere, they appear to be very hungry and your opponents would really prefer if you didn’t escape. Games can last up to two hours and the base game can be played by up to 6 players. Click here to get and find out more about the amazing board game Zombies!!!

Zombie Survival (The Board Game)

An amazing, true zombie survival game. The mysterious event that has animated the dead has also given them an unhealthy hunger… for brains! The only way to survive is to fortify your house and make your stand. How long can you survive? In Zombie Survival, you choose your provisions to survive a zombie apocalypse. Each player selects items to place in their house, including weapons, lumber, gas, first aid, etc. Then the game brings your fears to light as the zombies start heading towards your house, tearing down your barricades and creeping in. You may have a chance to make it to town for some additional supplies, hopefully avoiding the zombies there, leaving your family to defend against the walking dead. Did you prepare for the possible power outage, contaminated water, sickness and fatigue? How long can you feed your family and keep them healthy? Only the best prepared will survive to win! Click here for more details about Zombie Survival (The Board Game)

MidEvil Deluxe

A spin-off (there are very few of these in the world of board games), MidEvil Deluxe is based on Zombies!!! – the survivors have escaped, only to find themselves facing other dangers. Although this is not really a zombies board game, it fits the description of the undead (you battle skeletons here) and is really fun! Check out Amazon’s page for MidEvil Deluxe for more details.

Zombie State: Diplomacy Of The Dead

You are the world leader of a group of nations. Each turn zombies feed and randomly spread throughout your territory quickly reducing your population and increasing the number of zombies. At the beginning of the game you have no technologies or military that are effective against the viral threat on a worldwide scale. Each turn you must maximize the use of resources to draft and use military test technologies and then strategically use these successfully tested technologies. As the game progresses outbreaks and the spread of zombies makes the game more difficult through a loss of population resources and freedom to act. Find out more here.

Zombie Town

The dead are rising from the graveyard which is conveniently located in the middle of your residential neighborhood. There is no way out of the neighborhood, so you must scrounge as much stuff (weapons, barricades, survivors, etc.) from your neighbors to survive until help arrives. The game lasts for 10 days, and by the 10th day the neighborhood is filled with zombies to say the least and your neighbors are no longer your friends. A minimum of three players is required to play the game (max 6) and you can find out more about Zombie Town on Amazon.

All Things Zombie

Each counter represents one survivor or one zombie. You choose your star, your mini-me if you will, and arm him or her with one of four weapon types. But you are not alone as you then recruit a fewother survivors to form your group.Then it is off to explore a beautifully detailed map representing deserted cities, suburbs, and rural areas. But are they really deserted? Not if you count thezombies, the seemingly endless hordes of zombies. But soon you realize that the zombies may be the least of your worries as you run into other survivors. Are they friendly or hostile? Well, the game mechanics determine that. With luck you can recruit them to use in future games. But sometimes it spins out of control. Which leads us to combat. There is two ways to have combat in ATZ. Trust me on this shooting is what you want to do. Yes, when facing one zombie it is easy to handle him in hand-to-hand combat but get them in bunches and that is when they are really dangerous. Better to shoot them from afar. Find out more about All Things Zombie here.

Zombiegeddon

Reiner Knizia’s Zombiegeddon is a fast-paced, perfect-information, strategy game. Each player spends the first half of the game rushing around the board collecting supplies and trying to stop your pesky neighbors from taking stuff that is rightfully yours. (At least as far as you are concerned!) The second half of the game is spent trying to survive. Sure there is some good stuff around, but it certainly isn’t plentiful and let’s face it, everyone is still trying to take it before you do! (Whoever has the most stuff at the end of the game wins!) Sounds nice? Then get the game here.

And there you have it – the list of the best 10 zombie board games out there. If you are wondering why on earth there are just 9 games listed, it’s very simple: the last one was eaten by zombies and didn’t make it! 🙂

Now let us know which of these great zombie board games is your favorite!

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Grave Mania: Undead Fever Is a Fun & Zany Zombie Game

Grave Mania: Undead Fever is a casual game that was just released over at Big Fish games and comes with a really interesting and funny story to keep us going (and some equally fun and zany graphics, as you can see in the image):

The dead started to rise in Grave Mania: Undead Fever and normally, this means that funeral parlor Funeraria Loca is having its business play dead too. Therefore, it’s your job to “fix” the situation and make sure that the dead remain dead – and send the underground. It’s pretty fun for a concept of a game and I can already see some good comedy zombie movies made based on this idea!

However, Grave Mania: Undead Fever is just a game which can be purchased for as low as $3 on Big Fish Games (click the link to visit it) so if one of your dreams is putting Zombies to rest (like forever), then you have to try out this game. There’s also a free demo for it, so you can have some fun for free too!

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Biofrenzy

I’ve been quite into a zombie game on my Android device lately, and I was wondering if I should post this here or on my Crentech blog, but here won out in the end.

Anyway, you can play BioFrenzy on most Android devices as a good stress reliever. It’s a side shooter with a vast array of weapons and options, which gives the game a much longer lifespan that it would otherwise have, given its fairly repetitive nature.

There’s the almost obligitory chainsaw, shotgun, flamethrower and much more, up to a Aliens type robot suit which you buy from dropped coins from the re-dead.

Some of the zombies remind me of those in Plants vs Zombies, as they wear a bucket on their head. Perhaps they’re moonlighting.

Anyway, you can see a promo on the video below. I know it says it’s for the iPhone, but ignore that. (Does anyone still use an iPhone? How quaint.) A QR code is below too, ‘cos I’m just that helpful.