So is it correct that your Zombie can only ever be used once (to turn a zombie), or can you turn pieces into your opponents zombies?
The Zombie can be used multiple times and you can turn pieces into your opponent's Zombies. It is usually most beneficial to bring in your own pieces, but if they are not available, it can be useful to bring in the Zombie pieces of the other player(s). It gets even more strategic when there are 3 or 4 players and you decide which player's piece to use.
The Zombie also has the option of deactivating an adjacent piece so even if all the Zombies are in play, they can still act in some way.
Thanks for asking!
Awesome. One more quick question. Assuming you've already brought your second zombie into play, can you CHOOSE to use the "deactivate" ability of your zombies, or is that only available once all zombies are in play?
It rarely gets used so I had to look it up. Technically, the "deactivate" ability can only be used if all the Zombies are already in play:
Zombie - The Zombie can infect
any adjacent tile (friend or foe). The
infected tile is removed from the Grid
and replaced with a Zombie tile (friend or foe)
that has not yet been added to the Grid. If all of
the Zombie tiles have already been added to the
Grid, the Zombie may choose one adjacent tile
and deactivate it (flip face down).
Hope that helps,