Dead of Night boardgame


Game Summary:
Two to six players must survive a zombie onslaught until dawn. The game can be played cooperatively or competitively. It can also be played solo, using automatic zombie movement rules.

Estimated Playing Time:
2-3 hours (use of VOIP is highly recommended for online games)

Complexity Level:

About the Game:
“Dead of Night” is a free Print-and-Play boardgame by Simon Spearing. It was originally released in 2007. For more information on the original game, click here.

Like Zombie Plague, Dead of Night is very reminiscent of the classic George Romero zombie movie, “Night of the Living Dead”.

Here are some screenshots of what the game looks like (the pics were actually taken in BRPG, but the game looks the same in BGE). Click on the images to view them at full size.


DoN Overview
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DoN Closeup
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If the scale of the figures looks a little “off” in the above pictures, it’s because the game allows up to four zombies to occupy a single square, so I had to shrink all the figures uniformly to keep it from looking like the zombies were midgets compared to the humans.

DoN Player Inventories
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Tokens on character cards are how players keep track of their inventories.

Dead of Night for BGE (39 MB)

The above download contains everything needed to play the game (including Scenario 1) if you already have at least one Gamer Client license (BGE v1.5 or higher). For multiplayer games, the extra players will need a Gamer Client of their own, or they can use the free BGE Demo if the person hosting the game has enough free Player Slots available for them to use.

Installation instructions are included in the download.


The following quotes are what some gamers on had to say about this game (in reference to the original printed game, of course):

“The BEST Zombie themed game hands down! Excellent design of the pieces, simple enough to grasp within a few minutes and yet deep enough feel as though you are in amongst the living dead fighting for your life.”

“A zombie game that you really feel as if you are stuck with no way out. It is a zombie game done right.”

“Possibly the best Zombie game in existence. Leaps and bounds ahead of any of the commercially available zombie themed games.”

“It is by far one of the best themed games I’ve ever played, with tension, hundreds of zombies, and real moments of triumph and high drama.”

“This zombie game is almost a simulation of what a zombie attack would be like. It has cool mechanics and makes you and your friends really have to work together to make it out alive.”