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October 1, 2016: I Hate Zombies, But I Love Parties

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The best parties usually bear some resemblance to the zombie apocalypse already.

So we've got a suggestion for how to make that comparison explicit: Unleash I Hate Zombies on your next gathering, shindig, get-together, rager, dinner party, or church picnic. (We know people party in different ways; no judgment.)

Think about it. It's the perfect party game. The advantages include:

  • It works with up to 12 players. Contrary to what Judd Apatow movies would like you to believe, real-life parties don't usually have more than 12 people.
  • It's easy to learn. It's pretty much rock-paper-scissors with powers and a theme. There. We just taught you to play.
  • Everyone gets unique abilities – and we have it on good authority1 that even staunch non-gamers like feeling unique.
  • There are essentially two kinds of people in the world: People, and zombies. The game just lets them fight it out as teams for once.
  • You can use it as a handy way to resolve arguments or debates. Does half your crew prefer Dr. Who and the other half hanker for Firefly? No problem. Zombie it out.
  • It's a fun game. Parties are where people go to have fun2.
  • I Hate Zombies is not too complicated, so people can continue to socialize, drink responsibly, and charm cobras3 while they play.

So go get a copy of I Hate Zombies today. Whoever survives your next party will never forget the time they had.

1 We asked some suit-wearing people on the sidewalk outside our headquarters.
We asked the suited people this, too.
That's what people do at parties. Right?

-- Ariel Barkhurst


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