We seemingly never tire of zombies, zombie games, and zombie-related nonsense around here…! It may not be for everyone, which is fine, but there’s just something about the survivalist aspect and the team work aspect and the fear of brain eaters that intensifies the fun when playing games with humans versus zombies, us versus them. Dead Panic is another one of those types of games; the humans work together to protect the walls of their cabin, help survivors come in from the woods, and fight off zombies until they are able to retrieve the three radio parts from the three survivors needed to assemble the radio, call for the van, and then make it out to the van alive and speed away!
Fans of horror movies and creepy games will be psyched; the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill forces 3-6 players into their very own horror story as they layout a haunted house, with three levels, exploring each room for items, events, and omens. They must be able to pass frequent tests of physical and mental abilities with scary experiences waiting around every corner. And just when you think that there may be some light at the end of the creaky hallway, the Haunt begins and reveals one of the unsuspecting characters to be a traitor….
Tabletop University kicked off a monster-themed month of board games with a classic board game, Zombies!!! It’s a “human versus the reanimated, competitive, survival of the fittest, race for the helipad to escape” kind of scenario. And there are a TON of flesh eaters just waiting to be placed on the board…!!!
Our group was super tiny this week, so we started out the evening chatting about the likelihood of surviving a zombie apocalypse.
What can I say about the game, The Resistance?!? It’s a lot of fun, even if it does pit friend against friend, as distrust and dishonesty infiltrate each round, so that by the end of the game, you have no idea who is who and all you really know is that you can trust no one…!
At the beginning of the game, character cards are secretly dealt out.
The game, Relic Runners, is all about competitive exploring in the jungle. Each explorer attempts to lay out the most strategic paths in order to travel around the board, visit temples and shrines, as well as, collect relics.
The mechanic is pretty simple: move once and take an action. The movements can quickly be increased by laying paths. Once a path has been laid out, then it can be used for free movements in the future.
Cardboard Carnage was truly excited to have our very first guest host, Dominic G., offer to teach the trading card game, Kaijudo to gamers at our last Tabletop University event!!! Dominic came prepared to teach and run a free tournament that night. The turnout was beyond AMAZING! And, Dominic handled it like a pro!
The good news: a good-sized group of gamers joined together and battled it out for cool prizes.