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Steven F
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just got game and am reading rules.
I'm confused about the following, none of the variant rules seem to address this.

1. Can a player use his move_zombies_turn to move zombies away from himself?

According to the rules it seems players can play zombie ping pong this way, player_A and player_B shoving the same zombies back and forth to and away from each other.

Also - player control over zombie movement seems to offer a cheap way to clear a building of zombies so you can go into an empty building and get life and bullet tokens without a fight. Player_A sends zombies out of the toy store to chase Player_B who's down the street, then Player_A goes into building and gets the loot.:zombie:



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Dan Norder
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A player can absolutely move zombies away from his or her shotgun guy and also try to clear out buildings. Of course, between other players able to move them where they want them and only being able to move a number of zombies based upon a die roll one space each, it'll take a lot of turns to get any major zombie migration going. The other players have to decide whether to move zombies out of their own way or move them against another player's shotgun guy.
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Sven Teuber
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Also, since you can only move each zombie one square, clearing out a building through the only entrance takes a LOT of time even without any other player moving them back in.
 
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Dennison Milenkaya
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I agree with all the above. Plus, zombie ping pong is a losing fight if Player A moves a zombie away from himself and Players B, C, and D move it closer to A.

Not only does it take a long time to clear a building using zombie movement, but it is a good way to get trapped in a building when the other players move those nearby zombies into the doorway after you get the stuff. And the game isn't won by having a couple more tokens; it is won by killing many zombies (or reaching the chopper and killing some zombies) so avoiding zombies the whole game isn't a great strategy. I will have to admit that getting more tokens then fighting the zombies is a great idea, but the amount of time you'd invest trying to clear any sizable stash of tokens via zombie movement isn't worthwhile.

It's better to use Zombie Master.
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