The zombie game apocalypse has begun! Hide your games fast!
Ido Abelman
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The signs were there. We were just too blind to see them. The zombie game were trying to control the market for a while now - but people like me could ignore them and just play games we already own. But now it look like the zombie games have developed a new way of spreading and controling the market. A game that gets in touch with a zombie game can get infected, and become a zombie game itself! I'll tell you the stories of what happened to some of my games. If something like this happened to you, feel free to post it here. I think we might be facing a crisis, a zombie game apocalypse where we'll have nothing to play but zombie games. zombie
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1. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:25]
Ido Abelman
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It all started about a week ago. I went to a game night and brought my agricola with me. I didn't get to play it but some zombie games were played. I think that's what started it all. The day after that I played this with my friend. I made some risky moves that my friend exploited so I needed to take a begging card. I reached for the cards... only to see they changed. They were now zombie cards.
At first I thought this was a prank, that someone replaced my cards. But somehow I knew... It was the game itself that changed. Even the rules. I will never be able to play the same agricola again... From now on, every time one of my people starves, he dies. But then he returns as a zombie trying to kill the other people in all farms. There are new action spaces you can use for defence - guns and ammo (oh the anachronism) but once there is one zombie he will bring many more. And they stay there, even when the game ends they stay there, waiting for the next game that will become even more like zombie survival and less like agricola!
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Panicked, I went to check some of my other games to some what became of them...
 
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2. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:117]
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I've seen it happen. Right before my eyes, I've seen it happen. All 110 of my aliens are slowly turning into copies of the Zombie. The Pacifist was the first to go, followed by the Parasite and the Fungus. There are only a few survivors now, hiding in one of Citadel's citadels. I'm afraid they will not last long. Once they go, I'll be left with a bland game where everyone play the same. And I might as well throw the warp away...
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3. Board Game: Risk Legacy [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:267]
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I've prepared for this for a while. I gathered my group - we were going to open the "Do not open. Ever." pack. Only it wasn't a pack... It was a pocket, much like those in the insert. We opened it and discovered another faction. Zombies, of course. Each game someone have to play them. Every guy killed by them becomes another zombie. Every faction they eliminate becomes another zombie faction, unable to fight other zombie faction. Before long all factions became zombie. There was no more fighting. But also no more life, no more development. The world we worked so hard to build became a post-apocalyptic zombie world...
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4. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:76] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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I opened the box, afraid of the horrors I might see... Inside I have seen all my nice, medieval themed cards turned into the cards of Zombinion. Nooooooo!!!!
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5. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:156] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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Terrified of all my finding, I searched for any game that might be safe from the apocalypse. I thought to myself that a themeless abstract game will be just the thing I need - it can't be rethemed into a zombie game right?
How wrong was I. Pulling the game off the shelf, I noticed it was named "Zinsh" and had new cover art reminiscent of many zombie survival games. Opening the box, I thought I was ready for anything. But what I've found was the most horrific of all options.
I've found the exact same game! Only now the rulebook is 10 times longer and explains how the black player plays the zombies that try to convert the humans into their kind while the white rings are doctors that try to cure them... There are leaps of logic trying to explain how everything makes sense, how it's not just a pasted on theme...
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That was just too much for me, I had to play something a little more relaxing...
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6. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:218] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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"What does this card make you think of?"
"err... Zombies"
"Oh, I have just the right card to go with it!"

"What does this make you think of?"
"err... Apocalype"
"Oh, I have just the right card!"

This was the most boring and tedious game of dixit I ever had. The game that was once coloful and fun changed its face like the others. The funny thing is, I'm not even sure the pictures changed so much...
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7. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:75]
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After I was sure the plague took over all of my games, I went to my friends' house where we had the game night to check if the plague hit their games as well. And it sure did. Their pandemic disease cubes all turned into zombie figures. And now to "treat disease" the doctors would need to collect ammunition first, and they can always turn into zombies themselves. The medic became the redneck - same effect. And the game is now much more hard to bit...
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And now I've verified it - the zombie game plague is spreading. I need to know the exact extent of it - please post here if something similar happened to your games. And suggest - what shall I do with my infected games?
 
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8. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:5]
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Oh my God! You don't realize that I was about to post a thread with the same topic. I took out my copy of Twilight Struggle today, only to find that it's now a game about fighting zombies at sunset! What?!?! I never knew the silhouetted guy on the front is a zombie...
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9. Board Game: Dark Moon [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:842]
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In the "de-theme" titled "The Remainder," instead of Cylons appearing on DRADIS, you see shadowy zombies encroaching on your lawn.
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