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Let's Talk...Last Night on Earth 25 May 2017 12:11 #249085

Zombies!!! would be a fine game if it wrapped in under half an hour. Once past that, I don't know of another title that outstays its welcome faster.
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Let's Talk...Last Night on Earth 25 May 2017 14:03 #249097

Never played it but was a HUGE fan of Dead of Night a print and play from about 10 years ago too. It wasn't super balanced but in terms of stuck in house fighting off zombies it was fantastic! I ended up selling or trading away my handbuilt copy (including box and workable insert). I miss it and would totally love to own it again.

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Let's Talk...Last Night on Earth 25 May 2017 14:14 #249098

MattDP wrote:
Zombies!!! would be a fine game if it wrapped in under half an hour. Once past that, I don't know of another title that outstays its welcome faster.

Last October, I hit upon a winning house rule for Zombies!!! We had six players, so I had us divide into two teams. Both teams were playing in the same city and fighting or avoiding the same zombies, but Team 1 players took their turns independently of Team 2 players. So at any given time, somebody on Team 1 was taking a turn and so was somebody on Team 2. The first player to rack up 25 kills or reach the helicoptor would win the game for his whole team. This gave everybody a powerful incentive to play quickly. And the usual dithering about where to move the zombies was sped up when you knew that you wanted to screw over players on the other team. We also used the Six Feet Under expansion, which speeds up the game with sewer tunnels and subway stations that potentially allow players to bypass many zombies.
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Let's Talk...Last Night on Earth 25 May 2017 14:33 #249099

So is the consensus that the Mantic Walking Dead game is actually the best zombie game? I haven't played it. I also loathe the show.
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Let's Talk...Last Night on Earth 25 May 2017 14:45 #249100

It definitely is Mark. I'm enjoying that game more and more. It plays fantastic with 1 or 2 players. You could probably do a bigger game with 3 players as well.

If you buy into it, you will 100% want the base game and the Days Gone Bye expansion. Other boosters and expansions are nice, but Days Gone Bye kind of completes the experience with narrative scenarios. Be aware that the scenarios in that expansion uses figures from the booster packs (they're not included in the expansion itself), but they do give you alternative point totals so you can just use whatever force you want.

There's also rules to build your own characters in Days Gone Bye, so you could theoretically create yourself and shove Pete into a Walker horde after chopping his arm off.

But yeah, All Out War is great. It'd push its way into my top 10 of the year if I redid my 2016 best of list right now. The tension and way it treats zombies is perfect.

Also, it's based on the comics not the show. So at least you don't have to stare at stills to remind you of what you hate.
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