Saturday, 6 October 2007

Day274 Zombies, SC and M&C

Zombies!!!
I just couldnt resist any longer and grabbed a copy of Twilight Creation's board game Zombies!!! (2nd Ed)
After just 1 game it is certainly heaps of fun and I cant wait to play it with friends late one night (though it was still pretty neato with family). The game format with tiles is actually the first I have actually owned that works this way - scary. The mood of the game matches very well the zombie flicks we all know so well, it has a sort of gruesome humour that is addictive. Though the mechanics are clever and add flavour to the game, I think the game works because of the styling and feel that it brings. At all times the Zombiness is foregrounded and that makes the whole thing work.

[box art image from the Zombies site]

This is certainly not the only game in this mould. Here are a few more to eat your brains:
Betrayal at the House on the Hill (WoC)
Last Night on Earth

And checking in on BoardGameGeek will reveal more :)

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Screen Culture
I started working on my Screen Culture Critical Review - well watching the material and reading some references anyhow. Outfoxed in an interesting piece to review, should be fun.

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Master and Commander
Watched the DVD of Master and Commander, the Far Side of the World today. I hadnt seen it for a while and boy can Peter Weir deliver us a stunning feast for eyes, ears and mind. There is of course a wealth of visual effects which integrate so seamlessly that I dont know what is real and what is CG or models etc. The whole thing really is a super piece of cinema.

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