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Off The Shelf Board Games – Zpocalypse Video Review

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Off The Shelf Board Game Reviews – Zpocalypse
Zpocalypse is a survival board game set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Two to four players start in a basement/fallout shelter which can lead out to several base locations or even through the tunnels to sewer grates throughout the transformable board. The survivors are trying to make it day to day in a world torn apart from the walking dead.

As in any survival game, one needs food, guns, ammo, and more. Players go out into the wasteland and scavenge for supplies, or perhaps to find a new gun or melee weapon to fend off the next zombie attack. In addition to gathering supplies, each player forms and controls his own squad — and each squad works to fortify the bases. Your walls and barbed wire won’t hold the dead for long, however, and they’re getting hungry.

Characters receive victory points for killing zombies, building defenses, and successfully completing goals. Victory points show who is soldiering on the best in this wasteland. The final tally of points determines the winner. Victory points also act as experience points for leveling up a character.

The game combines combat, tactics, resource collecting, character development, team play, and strategy towards the goal of surviving in the Zpocalypse!

38 Comments

  1. Hi! your review of Zpocalypse is the best review I have seen for this game, very clear and concise, no mucking around, keep up the great work, thanks.

  2. do zombies get to move and attack in the same turn? Say a zombie has 4 moves and reaches the squad within 3, does it still attack?

  3. Great video, thanks for the detailed review, I cant wait for my game to arrive 🙂

  4. Thanks for watching! Hope you have fun with it 🙂

  5. Excellent! Thanks for the review/game play! It will greatly help as I stumble through the first plays.

  6. It's a game that gets easier after a few plays eventually the hardest part will be paying attention to the Zombie pathing.

  7. got my copy of zpoc yesterday and it is really confusing , this vid is very useful though. how do you keep track of the days ?

  8. also after each day does your survivor squad go back to the bunker or stay where it is?

  9. Thanks for watching, for the most part keeping track of days wasn't a problem especially since most of the time a two day game is the norm.
    Squads do indeed return to the bunker after the end of the fourth phase and then a new day can begin.

  10. I'm thinking of getting either this or Last Night on Earth. Which would you recommend getting??

  11. Good question. Zpocalypse and last night on earth play differently so you need to ask yourself what about the zombie games do you like best? Zpocalypse adds quite a bit more randomness and almost a minor tower defense phase to the game. While LNOE is purely all about the moving the miniatures around the map. LNOE does the zombies around the map part of gameplay better but zpocalypse adds more to the gameplay variery.

  12. Forgot to add that right now LNOE has quite a bit more "stuff" thanks to numerois expansions meaning it will take longer to go stale. If I had to have ONLY one it would be LNOE just due to all of the expansions.

  13. Numerous darn small smart phone keyboard.

  14. thanks 🙂 I'll probably get LNOE with some expansions like survival of the fittest and growing hunger. I might get zpocalypse if it gets a wide release

  15. Could you quickly explain how you get stars? I have bought this game and I am new to board games besides like monopoly and clue. Some food and and other cards have stars, do I get the starts immediatly when I draw them? also i thought you could only hold 4 cards…

  16. @Hacksawhill. Victory points are gained every time you kill a zombie, build a fortification, and when you complete a daily goal. At the end of the game any cards you still have in your hand and any survivors you have with stars on them are added to your final score to decide the overall winner. Finally you can have 4 cards in your hand per survivor in your squad (except for the dog he handicaps your hand) 4 survivors in your squad means 16 cards hand limit.
    Thanks for watching!

  17. To clarify you basically ignore the stars until the game is over then add points for each star to get a final score.

  18. so if the zombies auto head to the bunker wouldn't it be best to avoid the pathing? or do the zombies auto win if they get to the bunker?

  19. @Blazingwheel
    If the zombies get to the bunker they will slay any survivors there, get more powerful, and then beeline for the player squads.

  20. What if a zombie sees two squads each within 4 squares of the zombie? Does a zombie go for the one closest to the bunker if thats possible?

  21. @mrbrown0 I cant recall which page of the rulebook itis on but in this case zombies go after the squad with the current highest score. They sense the death on you and seek revenge!

  22. If a person only had money for one zombie game, which one would be the one to get?

  23. @Stacie Winters – Which games are you considering among? Also how many players do you normally play with and do you prefer competitive or cooperative games?

  24. My friends and I picked this up 2 weeks ago and just LOVE IT!

  25. hey i would like to make a board game and i was wondering where and how do you get the pieces of the board like that.

  26. @neospace8468 – Depending on what you want to make check out litko.com and artscow.com. to get started.

  27. Thanks for watching Eduardo!

  28. you didn't talk enough about the bag….get to the game already

  29. 38:40 u shouldn't of gone into combat if u moved cause that 1 action point and exiting the bunker is 1 and the combat roll is another action point total of 3 and its 2 per player u said…mistake?

  30. Thank you for this vid! It's almost impossible to get a hold of this game in the UK but finally got a copy. Was reading the rules and followed fine until the combat stage with all the searching and "x" n "3" tokens. Your guide/review really helped, so cheers mate.

  31. thanks for the great video you helped make the rules easier to understand

  32. If I had watched this video earlier ,I would't have bought the game..The randomness and the luck factor in a game is not bad, but in this game I feel I can't have control at all! I don't know how I'm going to enjoy this game anyway. Maybe I'll try some house rules.

  33. Good review. I liked what you had to say about the game. I felt like this was the most fair review of the game that I have encountered so far. Thank you for making this.

  34. This game looks really fun. I searched up fallout game board and this popped up and I'm like oh yeah inspiration for a fallout board game of my own. Also how much did this cost you and what would you think about the game adding 3D elements such as walls, cars, etc.?

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