TOP THREE ZOMBIE GAMES
One of the most popular tropes in all media is the zombie apocalypse. Which means no matter what you’re looking for whether its movie, book and yes even board games you will find a massive array of choices. I have scoured the internet and compiled a list of three, in my opinion, the best zombie board games out today.
DEAD OF WINTER
Dead of Winter is a strategic game with lots of storytelling elements for players to enjoy. The scene is set where you as a player are a member of a colony of survivors during an apocalyptic winter trying to survive the weather and the zombies that infest the world now.
Dead of Winter is one of the few games I know where these a chance of it being either fully cooperative or semi-cooperative and its completely based on if your colony gets a traitor amongst its midst. A traitor will have a secret agenda that will try and derail the rest of the colony scoring them a win.
All players in Dead of Winter have a secret agenda good or evil, and typically these agendas come secondary to the overall goal of surviving and winning the game, except in the case of the traitor. All characters have their own personalities and less than desirable quirks that makes the game even more fun.
ZOMBICIDE: BLACK PLAGUE
Zombicide is a favorite of mine but Zombicide: Black Plague takes it a bit farther setting the zombie apocalypse amid the black plague! If you are a lover of fantasy and medieval-themed games, you’re going to love this as much as I do for sure.
Zombicide: Black Plague is a cooperative game and supports up to 6 players though it can even be played alone. It takes all the best parts of the original game including all the crazy zombie killing and adds fantasy to it creating a perfect blend of scary, fun and hijinks. If you’ve ever played in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign you know what I’m talking about.
The fantasy twist doesn’t just add a fancy new board no, there are different races and classes you can play as, along with crazy weapons of the times and spells. All these things you must use to your advantage to fight your way through the hordes of zombies to take out the evil necromancer controlling them all. Sound like fun? It is.
I added zombie dice to this list because it really is one of my favorite games and it holds the distinct advantage over the other two, it can play as many people as you’d like and doesn’t take hours to set up play and takedown. Though there is nothing wrong with that, this makes zombie dice, in my opinion, one of the best party games.
It’s a press your luck game meaning you can bet it all but be ready to bust. In this game, you’re a zombie wandering around in search of brains and the first player to get over thirteen ends the game. All players other than the game-ender get one more turn to try and score more brains than the original player crowning themselves king zombie.
That’s really all there is to it. It’s fin, relaxing and a great way to warm up for a longer more in-depth game.
If you are interested in any of these games, be sure to support your local game store and check them out there. Who knows they may also have a game night where you can try it before you buy it. I doubt though there will be any buyer’s remorse for these fantastic games that can be played over and over again.