Well I’m upset. No, please don’t try and calm me down. I’m upset because I just found out that instead of playing the terrible Clash Of The Titans board game when I was a kid, I could have been playing a board game based on 1978’s Dawn Of The Dead! Yep, color me clueless because I had no idea that this even existed.
Apparently, there were two options to play for the game. Option 1: a zombie player has to kill any three characters. Option 2: a human player has to secure the mall by closing the four entrances and eliminating all of the zombies that are currently inside. Not sure if there was a third option where you could play as a biker gang that goes around throwing pies and shooting seltzer water into the zombie’s faces.
The bottom line is that this is pretty awesome, but unfortunately, awesome comes at a price nowadays. This rare Dawn Of The Dead board game can cost a few hundred bucks up on Ebay. There have been updated reproductions that you can buy and even download online, but I’m a purist and would want the original real deal. Nothing quite satisfies the “I wish I was young again” thirst like an authentic piece of random pop culture. Here’s to you, horror board game nostalgia!