Great Board Games To Play On Halloween

Looking for an excuse to stay in with your friends and family, rather than heading on out pretending to be a ghost? Well we have the perfect menagerie of monstrous games for you to play this All Hallow’s Eve. Get yourself to a local game shop,although some of these certainly aren’t in print any longer. So grab your friends and family, get the Halloween punch ready and be afraid, be very afraid.

Looking for an excuse to stay in with your friends and family, rather than heading on out pretending to be a ghost? Well we have the perfect menagerie of monstrous games for you to play this All Hallow’s Eve. Get yourself to a local game shop,although some of these certainly aren’t in print any longer. So grab your friends and family, get the Halloween punch ready and be afraid, be very afraid.

These are the best, most entertaining games that you can play on Halloween.

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Top 10 – Severed Heads

GeekOut Top 10s

Next on the chopping block, a Top 10 that springs to mind when thinking of Hallowe’en. It was necks to impossible to pick from our examples, but we made some real headway and have ranked some examples that are truly head and shoulders above the rest and it’s heads, it’s severed, decapitated, removed from the body heads. You already knew that from the title, no need for the puns, after all if you read the title…

You’re already ahead of the punchline. Continue reading “Top 10 – Severed Heads”

Remaking A Classic – Part 2 (More Zombies)

Last week I went through some ideas on how to change up the bog-standard zombie. It was fun, and I’m on holiday, so we’re doing it again, but weirder!

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It’s quite a memorable moment in the Resident Evil series when T-Virus infected dogs burst through the window, in fact zombie dogs have popped up a few times in various forms, but that’s about it outside of applying templates to creatures in RP games. Rarely you’ll see an undead cat, and of course there’s the infamous infected horde in Black Sheep.

Here’s a thought I’ve toyed with lately: Continue reading “Remaking A Classic – Part 2 (More Zombies)”

Remaking A Classic

While I get to work on something important, recover from illness and go on holiday, I’ve prepared something a little bit different.

Whether it’s in a game, a film, or anything else, if you’re using a classic or iconic myth, legend or monster, you’re almost expected to bring something original to it. If you’re creating a new superhero, how is yours going to stand out from the already enormous crowd? How do you plan to tell the same tale over again without everyone feeling like they’ve seen it before a thousand times? Continue reading “Remaking A Classic”

Killing Floor – Twisted Christmas

Don’t you just hate it when you wake up at the crack of dawn and you realise that Christmas has been ruined once again due to stupidly festive zombies? Well, that seems to happen yearly for fans of the great co-operative horror survival game, Killing Floor.

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Twisted Christmas returns

Once again we’re greeted with a brand new map, showing off what these zeds can do when they put their undead minds to matters. Not only that, but we’re greeted once again to the scariest of all zeds out there; the festive holidays zeds.

Killing Floor is a game full of silliness and brains galore, so why not get involved with the festive cheer and have a look through some of this years festivities?

If you played the game last year, not much has changed since then… However, the attitude of the festive season stands strong.

Have you played a horror game with a Christmas twist? Have you ever killed zombies dressed up like Father Christmas before? Do you know of many other games like Killing Floor out there? As always, please comment below and we’ll see you again next time!

Kickstarter Highlight – Bust

Do you like comics?

Do you like zombies?

Do you like zombies in your comics? Then look no further, as we’re back from the depths of the Earth once again with another Kickstarter Highlight.

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Bust

What is it?

Bust is a dark comic series which features a man called Jack, a card dealer from the City of Lights, Sin City itself – Las Vegas. Jack is forced to fight for survival in a world that has gotten diseased and has gone mad!

Pick no bones about this one, ladies and gentlemen, this is an action-packed, violent and bloody first episode and I’ll admit the thing that really struck me about Bust is its art style. That was the first thing to draw me to this wonderfully dark comic project.

You can read the first 12 pages of Issue #1 for free on the Bust blog.

Yes, you can read the first 12 pages for free on the Bust blog which I’ve checked out and it’s brilliant. Go over there and check it out now. Please note though, I’ve warned you once but one more warning for you all: It’s violent. It’s bloody. It’s action packed – All like the artist and author described.

The author of Bust is by a games critic called Dave Cook from VG247, whereas the artist is Chris O’Toole.

 

How much do they need?

£1,200 is all they are asking for. That £1,200 will be going towards funding the development process of another 3-4 new pages on the Bust blog (again check this link) as well as the printing process for the Bust comic.

 

What rewards are they giving?

As always, the rewards help to make a great campaign and this has to be one of my favourites to date for the generosity of the reward prices:

  • Pledge £1 or more

    Nice! You’re helping Bust Issue #1 come to life and for that you have our thanks. You can’t see it, but we’re waving a thumbs up in your direction. Thank you!

    Pledge £3 or more

    Cool! You’ve gone above the first tier, helping Bust Issue #1 come to life and for that, we’re doing a double thumbs up in your direction. We’ll also add you to the Bust blog’s wall of thanks.

    Pledge £5 or more

    Brilliant! You’ve just earned a space on the Bust blog’s wall of thanks, and guaranteed yourself a copy of Bust Issue #1 from the very first print run in April, signed by Dave and sent to your address.

    Add £1 to ship outside the UK
    Pledge £10 or more

    Outstanding! You’ve just earned a space on the Bust blog’s wall of thanks, a signed copy of Issue #1 from its first print run in April and a signed poster of our inside front cover, sent to your address.


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    dd £1 to ship outside the UK
    Pledge £20 or more

    Incredible! You’ve just earned all of the above, plus a custom sketch drawn by Bust artist Chris O’Toole. Let your imagination run wild.

    Add £2 to ship outside the UK
    Pledge £50 or more

    Insane! You’ve just earned all of the above and you’ll be drawn into a page of Bust Issue #1 by artist Chris O’Toole. Smile for the ink!

    Add £2 to ship outside the UK

That’s all of the rewards, which as you can see, even the highest rewards aren’t that expensive! Seriously, these are good rewards for a nice looking comic that has plenty of time left on Kickstarter. At the time of writing, the campaign still had 43 days to go with £590 out of £1,200 already pledged towards their goal.

Good luck guys, I hope you make it.

Did you enjoy this weeks’ highlight? What do you think of Bust? Would you read a comic that’s as violent or as bloody as this? Would you recommend it to anyone? As ever, let us know in the comments and we’ll see you next time for another awesome Kickstarter Highlight.