The board game to prepare you for a zombie apocalypse

What would happen if zombies invaded?

What would happen if zombies invaded?

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Have you ever wondered how you would fare if Brighton was overrun by zombies?

A new board game from city cartoonist Paul Stapleton gives people the chance to find out.

The 38-year-old, from Five Ways, brought out the cult board game BN1 in 2012.

He will bring out the follow-up ZOMBN1 this Halloween.

Speaking about the concept, he said: “The last one was more about a day out in Brighton and was loosely based around the likes of Monopoly. This new one is all about zombies in Brighton.

“I’m a big fan of zombie films and I’ve always liked games like Games Workshop and Dungeon Quest, so it is kind of influenced by them.”

Players pick a character and start at a certain point on the board as a result – like Cluedo.

There is a taxidermist in the Booth Museum, a DJ on West Street, a musician outside Concorde, a battle enthusiast at the Chattri, a commuter at Preston Park Station and a yoga teacher at the Hanover Centre.

Players then roll the dice and make their way around Brighton to win points and earn them the last train ride out of the zombie-infested city.

Mr Stapleton said: “The characters have to pick up weapons on the way ranging from a stick of rock to a shotgun. They can also arm themselves with a Brighton acoustic guitar, a recycling gun or a political placard.

“They have to fight off the zombies – which are controlled by one of the players – and complete missions around the city in return for points.”

Among the missions are sending food to a trapped community living off sweets and donuts on Palace Pier, stopping looters at the Marina and taking out Mod zombies in Quadrophenia Alley.

Various Brighton celebrities also pop up along the way including Nick Cave with a sniper rifle on the rooftops, Chris Eubank in his legendary juggernaut vehicle and even the bird whistle man, well known to city shoppers.

Mr Stapleton said: “It is available at an early bird price of £25 before it goes on sale in shops around Brighton at Halloween for £30.

“I have had great fun making it and I hope people enjoy playing it.”

For more information and to buy a game visit: www.bedsitgames.co.uk

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7:08am Tue 19 Aug 14

Plantpot says...

Having walked down London Road, and read some of the commentators on The Argus, I have no need to imagine what it would be like if Brighton were to be invaded by zombies.
Having walked down London Road, and read some of the commentators on The Argus, I have no need to imagine what it would be like if Brighton were to be invaded by zombies. Plantpot
  • Score: 26

7:11am Tue 19 Aug 14

Tr1stan says...

They would troll the argus website
They would troll the argus website Tr1stan
  • Score: 10

7:27am Tue 19 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

One troll using several names. All posts perfectly punctuated with the fervour of a frustrated sub editor.
One troll using several names. All posts perfectly punctuated with the fervour of a frustrated sub editor. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 4

9:04am Tue 19 Aug 14

grebn says...

Ooh gosh - they've gone and put the website address up wrong!

To buy a game, go to www.bedsitgames.co.u
k - don't know what they did there :-)

Paul
Ooh gosh - they've gone and put the website address up wrong! To buy a game, go to www.bedsitgames.co.u k - don't know what they did there :-) Paul grebn
  • Score: 1

10:26am Tue 19 Aug 14

Mel Shock says...

looks like the fixed the address now Paul :-)

You kept newspaper fame quiet ha ha !!
looks like the fixed the address now Paul :-) You kept newspaper fame quiet ha ha !! Mel Shock
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11:25am Wed 20 Aug 14

asterixobelix says...

So another game in which you collect guns and shoot. Aren't they're enough violent games out there? You may think I'm being a prude but just look at what is happening in the world...violence everywhere. Why do we need it in our games?
So another game in which you collect guns and shoot. Aren't they're enough violent games out there? You may think I'm being a prude but just look at what is happening in the world...violence everywhere. Why do we need it in our games? asterixobelix
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