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Zombie Dice Game Review
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Zombie Dice Game Review

Zombie Dice is a fun little social game that is more about people’s personalities and risk analysis than chomping down on tasty, tasty brains.

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Betrayal at the House On the Hill Board Game Review

Betrayal at the House On the Hill Board Game Review

I review Betrayal at the House on the Hill, a unique and fun board game with a mix of co-operative and competitive play under a survival horror theme.

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The Walking Dead Survival Quiz

The Walking Dead Survival Quiz

The Walking Dead is a comic book series set in a zombie apocalypse. Television station AMC has picked up the story and are a few episodes into the first season. I’ve read all of the comics, and I am still wondering how they are going to handle even half of the subject matter on television. […]

Apocalypse Chow Book Review

Apocalypse Chow Book Review

One of the reasons I like zombie movies is that they are conversation starters for disaster preparedness. “What would you do if there was a zombie apocalypse” is a nice science-fiction way of saying, “what would you do if the world went crazy for awhile?” I credit Romero’s Night of the Living Dead for starting […]

Zombie Fluxx Card Game Review

Zombie Fluxx Card Game Review

I received Zombie Fluxx as part of my 2009 Ars Technica Sekrit Santa gift. I had some limited, prior exposure to the original Fluxx game several years ago when I worked in Maryland and remember not liking it. I wasn’t entirely sure why I didn’t like it, and in fact I don’t remember if I […]

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Just One

Just One

Okay, here’s a fun game I played with my friends and family this holiday. You’re in the middle of a major world crisis. Zombie apocalypse. World War Three. Super deadly strain of Hamthrax breaks out. Hockey gets canceled. Whatever the reason, you’ve got to leave wherever you are, and get to some place “safe.” The […]

Ars Technica Sekrit Santa, 2009

Ars Technica Sekrit Santa, 2009

Every year, I am impressed at the thoughtfulness of the gifts I receive from my Sekrit Santa. The amount of consideration from my Sekrit Santa this year is matched only by my embarrassment at not posting sooner. We’ve been preparing the house for holiday visitors, and between the painting and the unexpected kitchen sink explosion […]

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Zombieland: a Quick Review

Zombieland: a Quick Review

Longtime Gibberish readers may have noticed how much I like zombies. Zombie fiction is an easy way for audiences to address otherwise unwieldy topics like disaster preparedness and materialism. It is also an easy way to convey the concept that sometimes the real monsters are people, and that human nature may be to step on […]

How prepared are you for a quarantine?

How prepared are you for a quarantine?

The H1N1 pig flu got a lot of attention in the media and at the office water cooler. Whether you believe it’s a big deal or not, situations like this are helpful for reflecting on your level of preparedness. It’s like a zombie movie: the chances of facing an undead horde are small, but it […]

Left4Dead demo impressions

Left4Dead demo impressions

I give the zombie shooter game Left4Dead demo a test run. It’s a fun game with a lot of compromises.

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