Zombies!!! the Board GameA board game? Is Chuck for real?
Yes. This is a table top strategy game. But you control a "shotgun guy". The setting is an overrun town. Zombies are everywhere. This is a fun game to play while watching a horror flick with friends.
If you aren't familiar with the game Zombies!!!, allow me to elaborate. All players start as "shotgun guys" in the town square. Each turn the players make starts with drawing a placing a tile adjacent to one of the others already on the map. Then they place zombies on that tile. Once all that's in place, they then get to move their character AND move some zombies. So yes, you can actively screw your friends over by moving brain munchers right to them.
Combat is handled with simple dice rolls and there are also event cards, used to simulate either luck for the player or terrible happenstances for their opponents. The objective is to be the first to escape at the helicopter (which is in the bottom half of the tile deck - not even available from the start) or the first to kill twenty-five zombies.
There's a lot of subtle strategies available here, especially when you factor in the special location cards- fire stations, police headquarters, garden stores and hospitals all have either extra life or extra weapon bonus' to be had if you're willing to brave clearing them of shufflers. Some players might choose to combine forces in repelling the undead, only to have one partner turn on the other when the helicopter seems attainable. It's fascinating how well a tile and dice board game can cause zombie aficionados to emulate the worst in human behavior over something so small as a game. I wonder how quickly they'd do the same when the real zombie apocalypse comes calling.
There are also 10 expansions, adding new locales to the game for those who like additional flavors of zombie death. Those expansions include a military base, sewers and subways, a cemetery, a school, a prison, and of course everyone's favorite location, the mall. If your attention span is somewhat lacking, there is a video game version of Zombies!!! available for Windows Phone 7. Of course, that's not going to help most people.
Snag a copy of Zombies!!! the board game, with it's hundreds of little plastic zombie men, today and get your brain-munch on.