In the middle of nowhere, players must keep watch for marauding zombies whilst gathering resources such as food, clean water, clothing, weapons and vehicles. The ultimate goal is simply to survive for as long as possible in the post-apocalyptic world.
Whilst there are undoubtedly a number of zombie tabletop games on the market, Day Z would definitely bring something new and exciting to your game night. Players could traverse the differing towns of the Day Z universe, searching for resources and having zombie encounters.
Just like the video game, the board game would be equally tough; there would be no superficial tips, no waypoints and no help given to players. Every decision would be vital and as there would be no extra lives, every mistake could be lethal. Fail, and lose all resources you’ve gathered.
The game could either be played cooperatively or competitively, as other players can be friend or foe. The cooperative game would involve working together to defeat the zombies in X amount of turns. However, with the competitive version, players would fight for resources, whilst making things difficult for other players.
And of course, there would always be the constant threat of zombies.