The Best Zombie Board Games

The best zombie board games are right here! A perfect pass time, a perfect gift.. these zombie board games fit the bill.

If you want to experience the zombie terror without the use of computer games, in a more retro style, why not try playing some board games with your friends!?

See what it’s like when you have to avoid being eaten alive instead of avoiding jail or building a shelter instead of a hotel and collecting supplies instead of rent!

Without further ado, we bring you the best zombie board games available!

 

 

1. Last Night on Earth

Last Night on Earth Boardgame
Last Night on Earth

 

When night begins to fall on the sleepy town of Woodinvale, the shadows and fog rolling in bring with them more than just a chill shiver.

A living nightmare erupts as the once peaceful community is overrun with the restless dead scratching and clawing their way to the surface with an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

Now only a handful of unlikely Heroes are left, banding together to fight for their very lives.

On a night that never ends, the only thing worse than death is becoming infected.

Rules:

2-6 Players, Ages 12 and up; 60-90 minutes

Includes:

Hero and Zombie card decks; modular game boards;

Hero characters/models, zombie characters/counters, scenario cards, sun track, extra counters, dice, rules, CD soundtrack

There are a ton of expansions and upgrades, but the following will get you started so you can see for yourself why this is one of the best board games out there.

 

2. Mall of Horror: Survival Is in the Betrayal

Mall of Horror Boardgame
Mall of Horror

 

Mall of Horror is a survival game so your objective is not to kill all the zeds on the board.

Running and evading zombies is your best bet to survive! This is a game of betrayal.. or diplomacy (depends on how you look at it ;) ).

Rules:

3-6 Players, Ages 14 and up; 60-90 minutes

Includes:

21 character tokens

30 miniature zombies

6 voting boards, dice, action cards…

There are no expansions for this game and it’s quite easy to learn to play.

ENJOY!

 

3. Zombies!!!

Zombies!!! Boardgame
Zombies!!!

 

Zombies!!! 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.

Rules:

2-6 Players, Ages 13 and up; 120 minutes

Includes:

6 shotgun guys

100 Plastic Zombies

This is a 2nd edition of the game, with lots of improvements made to it; suggested by fans of the game.

It has a lot of expansions available, as well as extra figures.

 

4. Zombie Survival – The Board Game

Zombie Survival - The Board Game
Zombie Survival – The Board 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!

Rules:

1-4 Players, Ages 13 and up; 90 minutes

Includes:

4 House Boards, 16 Yard Pieces, 4 Cheat Sheets, 4 Tracker Cards…..

140 Zombies

 

5. Zombie State: Diplomacy of the Dead

Zombie State: Diplomacy of the Dead
Zombie State: Diplomacy of the Dead

 

The virus known as MV1 has gone global.

You the leaders of your people have moved quickly to consolidate your local governments in hopes that you are not too late to carve some chance of hope out of what appears to be

none.

Rushing to develop effective technologies and retrain your military against this new threat proves difficult but is your only chance at salvation. Resources will prove important and

become continually scarce as MV1 continues to sweep through your territory.

Do you have what it takes to keep your people alive? Or, better yet, can you eliminate the threat of the walking dead from your territory completely?

Many technologies lay at your disposal if you test them successfully, but the true strength of these technologies lie in the versatile combinations that you choose to use.

Will you rely on military strength, physics and science, or research medicine to find a cure? Perhaps your survival lies in utilizing combinations of these technologies.

Either way your fallen countrymen have only one form of diplomacy and that is that they are at peace only when they are feeding.

Feeding on you and your people and spreading the deadly MV1 viral infection. Welcome to The Zombie State: Diplomacy of the Dead.

Rules:

2-5 Players, Ages 13 and up; 180 minutes

Includes:

Map of the world

 

6. ZombieTown

ZombieTown Boardgame
ZombieTown

 

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.

In Zombie Town, players dash around gathering supplies, rescuing survivors, and avoiding the living dead as they rise from the inconveniently plotted cemetary in the town square!

But fear not! Help is coming in ten days! The real question is… will you last that long?

Rules:

3-6 Players, Ages 12 and up; 60 minutes

Includes:

6 player pawns,24 player chips, 12 wall stands,6 player cards, 30 combat cards, 102 action cards

100 plastic Zombies

 

7. Oh No… Zombies!

Oh No Zombies Board Game
Oh No Zombies Board Game

 

It’s come to this. You’re trapped in the middle of nowhere inside a rundown shack surrounded by zombies.

Your cell phone doesn’t get reception and the land lines just emit a constant busy signal.

Your only hope for survival is to get to one of the abandoned stores so you can get a battery for the CB radio in the shack and a shotgun to help you survive the trip back.

Good luck with that.

Includes:

Fourteen 2 inch tall, plastic game pieces

Thirty-four cards and three dice.

 

8. Midevil

Zombies!!! Midevil
Zombies!!! Midevil

MidEvil IS NOT a Zombies!! expansion. MidEvil is a stand alone game and is not (directly) compatible with Zombies!! It is based on Zombies!!! however.

Players have escaped the modern-day zombie horde only to find themselves transported back in time and faced with a whole new set of problems!

Rules:

2-6 Players, Ages 12 and up; 60 minutes

 

9. All Things Zombie

All Things Zombie Boardgame
All Things Zombie

 

Gamers play as survivors trying to survive in a world populated with zombies,  fighting intensely satisfying tactical battles as they roam the devastated land.

Rules:

1- 8 Players, Ages 10 and up; 40 minutes

Can be played Solo, Co-op or competitive

6 scenarios

 

10. Maul of America


Maul of America is a boardgame about shoppers trying to escape a zombie-infested shopping mall.

One player controls all zombies while each of the other players control shoppers trying to escape the mall.

Rules:

2-6 Players, Ages 12 and up; 120 minutes

Includes:

25 zombie and 5 shopper pieces

3 decks of cards, 2 dice

You can probably find this game on ebay, but if you find new copies of it, please contact us!

 

11. Zombiegeddon

Zombiegeddon Boardgame
Zombiegeddon

Rules:

Well, it was nice while it lasted! You have gotten word that the end is near, and Armageddon is right around the corner. (Actually, it begins tonight!)

Since it may be a while before you can get to the store, today would be a good time to gather as many supplies as possible. After all, tomorrow might be the beginning of a long, cold, (nuclear) winter!

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!)

2-4 Players, Ages 13 and up; 60 minutes

12. When Darkness Comes The Awakening

When Darkness Comes The Awakening
When Darkness Comes The Awakening

Rules:

When Darkness Comes is a tile-based board game that combines roleplaying with boardgaming. The first core set, called The Awakening, deals with the undead (zombies, mummies, vampires, etc).

The objective of the game will depend on the scenario. Some may include finding and defeating a big bad guy, finding a certain object, defusing a bomb, etc.

The characters (pre-generated or created) have 7 attributes with specialized skills. That will determine the amount of dice rolled for a skill check. The mechanic for skill checks is a poker variation instead of using straight high roll. Players try to get 6 high, one pair, 3 straight, 3 of a kind, 4 straight, etc.

13. The Walking Dead Board Game

Walking Dead Board Game
The Walking Dead Board Game

 

In The Walking Dead Board game, only the strong survive. The weak turn into walkers, and then turn against their former friends. Fight your way through zombie-infested Atlanta with your fellow survivors. Grab some weapons to clear a path. Visit destinations like the department store, old folk’s home, and the CDC. Find the tools you’ll need to live another day. Take on the role of Rick, Andrea, or one of the other hapless survivors and scrounge for sweet weapons like a Shotgun or Crossbow.

Keep your eyes open for new allies, but watch your back. When supplies start running low, it’s every man for himself. If you can make it back to camp with enough gear to defend yourself and those you still care for, you win! Should you fall to the hungry horde of walkers, the game doesn’t end. When a player dies and becomes a walker, they leave the world of the living behind and seek out the remaining survivors. Spring surprise attacks on the living, cause the walkers to frenzy, or contaminate the survivor’s supplies. Put the bite on your former friends and they’ll join you in your pursuit of the living. The fate of the human race is in your hands, either as a survivor or a walker.

2-4 Players, Ages 13 and up, 60 minutes

 

14. City of Horror

 

City of Horror Board Game
City of Horror

 

 

In City of Horror, you’re playing a group of humans faced with a zombie invasion. The struggle against the dead is important, but your own survival is vital! To win, you’ll have to make alliances but also betray your companions.

A game is played over 4 turns. Each turn represents one hour of time before reinforcements arrive. These turns are played out similarly: zombies arrive, players move one of their characters and then each location is resolved (power and attack).

At the end of the 4 turns of play, the player with the most victory points (characters, food and antidote) wins the game. But be careful: to get into the helicopter, the players will have to make sure each of their living characters has been vaccinated.

 

3-6 Players, Ages 10 and up, 90 minutes

 

15. Zombicide

 

Zombicide Base Game
Zombicide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zombicide is a collaborative game for 1 to 6 players developed by Guillotine Games and published by CoolMiniOrNot. A game lasts for 20min (beginner board) to 3 hours (expert board).
71 minis. A special effort has been given to detail and diversity: several models are available for most zombies of the same type (example: several models for “walker”-type zombies, including male and female versions).
9 double-sided gaming tiles. Scenarios take place on boards from two to nine tiles in a riot-devastated urban area. Characters move from zone to zone defined by walls and crosswalks. Designers were careful about the overall quality and playability of the tiles’ illustrations.
Double-sided tokens. Objective tokens. Door tokens. Car tokens. Noise tokens. Zombie spawn zone tokens. More tokens than required indeed. In fact, enough of them are planned to create your craziest scenarios.
110 cards. Including Equipment cards and Zombie cards.

 

1 to 6 Players,  Ages 13 and up,  20 – 180 minutes

 16. World War Z Board Game

World-War-Z-Board-Game
World War Z Board Game

 

Where there is a good book there is room for a good movie… and if both of these get a lot of noise and attention… here’s a board game :).

 

Reviews are generally pretty mixed, some value it for the fun and gameplay it offers while others do not like it because of the poor quality of the product. Of course, the game does cost only 20 bucks so there’s only so much it can offer.

Ages 12 and up

 

 

 

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