Posted by Robert C Kalajian Jr as Modern Board Games
Zombies have always been popular, but with the smash hit The Walking Dead on the air they’re even more popular. Now a company called Titlfactor is using their zombie game, ZombiePox, to help figure out better ways to education people about vaccinations. The game revolves around making sure the right people in the population to stem the spread of the zombie infection.
The game is a rethemeing off Pox, a game originally developed to help inform the public about the misinformation about vaccines. They’ve found that high schoolers were more interested, and retained more information off the zombie version of the game, which is pretty awesome. Followup studies are being done to further understand data originally collected.
I actually thought the original game sounded interesting, but they want something close to $30 for a game that’s basically a bunch of plastic bingo chips and a play mat. Not going to gain much popularity with that mix.
We’re thrilled to note that ZOMBIEPOX won a Major Fun award in 2012 and is noted in “the best of the best” of 2012! See http://www.majorfun.com/?s=zombiepox&x=0&y=0. We sell the game on our website for just under $25. We would like to make it for less, and with its growing popularity we hope to be able to do just that with a larger print run. We are a small publisher and do limited print runs of our games.