Greenbrier Games had launched a Kickstarter campaign for Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs (also the name of the planned sequel to that Tom Hanks movie). The new set is a standalone game, so you don’t have to have the original Zpocalypse in order to get your zombie-bashing, apocalypse-survivin’ action on. This set, as you can tell, takes the action from the urban core out to the white picket fences and well-manicured lawns of the suburbs. However, things aren’t calm and peaceful as one would hope for out here.
The game seats two to five players (so one more than previous Zpocalypse). The game is cooperative, where each player controls a squad of survivors (generally up to 4). The zombies are self-controlled, so no need to have one person play the “bad guy” at the table. The game incorporates tower-defense elements as you try to make sure your little, suburban home is safe from all those nasty dead-things outside. For your survivors, management is key. You’ll be able to have your group work various jobs to make sure things stay secure, as well as gather supplies, and stealthily check out other areas that might be more secure to set up camp.
The campaign is 2/3 of the way to funding already and still has 29 days to go.