Guest Expressed: “3 Board Games to Help You Determine Which One of Your Friends is an Idiot”

You already know that the zombie apocalypse is a topic this blog takes very seriously. What you didn’t know is that a few seemingly simple board games can help you do some major research in anticipation of the inevitable zombie infestation. Today’s guest Lia, however, can teach us a few valuable lessons in this regard. Enter Lia:

Sometimes your friends can seem like great people.

Generous, kind, helpful and overall just nice.

Then you think to yourself “Damn, what if there was some sort of zombie apocalypse and I need to fend for my life and survive with just a handful of people, would they help me out? Or would they screw me over?”

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These are some deep and important questions to ask, you don’t want to be the soft one getting eaten but you also don’t want to be the person who fights and survives, only to be betrayed by your best friend.

But how to figure this out?

Easy, play games with them!

Not mind games, obviously.

I’m talking about simple board games, family games, played by civilised people, sitting around on your nice oak dining room furniture and having wholesome fun.

Everyone knows, some games bring the worst out in people and here I have listed the top 3 board or social games that will forever crystallise who you could trust and who might be the first one to be ditched should the fury of the zombie army reign upon us.

Number 1 – Trivial Pursuit

This game was supposed to be for the intellectual ones, those who want to win based on their broad knowledge about everything. Not only would you display your intellectual superiority but you would, if you were less endowed in the cranium department, definitely learn something.

But when it comes down to it, especially when you play in teams, anguish, wrath and smartarsery will come to the surface. Suddenly, it isn’t about the game anymore, it is about dignity, honour and the perks of fitting those tiny cheese slices into the triangles.

Here you will see people go through rage, god complexes and pettiness. Definitely not someone you want on your zombie fighting team, they would just question everything and make snarky remarks until someone loses it.

Number 2 – Uno

Now this game, as fun as it is, brings out the sadist in most people.

There is nothing better than laying down a +2 card and trumping it with more +2 cards until it goes round in circle and the first person to lay it down ends up with half the deck.

Not only is it fun to win, but it is actually much more enjoyable to see others fail, and this applies to a lot of things in life unfortunately.

You suddenly become the queen of the game, holding the +4 card in your hand, you tremble slightly when you lay it down, and you can say the magical word… “Uno”

Then when all goes well, you can lay the last card down, the prospect of winning awakes euphoria, saliva is collecting in the corners of your mouth and you feel giddy.

If you see people taking way too much relish from making others lose, you can be sure that in any given situation, especially in an apocalypse, they will switch sides, hunt you down and do the torture.

Definitely the first one to be ditched when the zombies creep closer.

Number 3 -Monopoly

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Ahhh… Monopoly, the root and solution to all of human kind’s troubles.

This game almost never ends happily.

This game is the source of a lot of grief in families, including upturned tables, crying babies and door slamming.

Everyone likes to be successful and everyone has a capitalist streak to them. Suddenly it’s not even about winning, or losing, or seeing others fail. It is purely about destroying everything the other players have built, no mercy, no bonus, straight to prison.

This is when it gets serious. It’s a matter of life and death. Monopoly could be said to be the board game version of all evil in human nature.

The Monopoly board is almost like a mirror which reflects and shows you clearly that you, yes you, are part of the problem in which case, screw them all, let’s just get the hell out when you hear slow shuffling and unearthly groaning, every man to himself I say! Thank you for holding up the ugly truth mirror Rich Uncle Pennybags!

Lia Schopmeyer is a twisted blogger for Oak Furniture Superstore, an online furniture retailer selling oak dining room furniture which includes modern dining tables and chairs as well as living and bedroom furnishings.

Guest Expressed: “10 Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse”

Zombies are coming and this blog has already given advice on how to fight them. Today’s guest – Daniel Crieg – gives us even more tips on surviving the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. Enter Daniel:

What if the fictional zombie attacks became a reality? Well, it is better to assume that zombies are for real to improve your defences rather than being caught off guard believing that they don’t exist. So to vamp you up, let us discuss 10 tips that would help you get through the zombie apocalypse that you have always been afraid of happening.

Secure As Many Weapons As You Can

First and foremost, you will need weapons and they may seem pretty scarce when the day of the zombie outbreak comes. So better yet, buy as many guns, ammo and grenades in advance. You should have some daggers too for possible close combat against single zombies because you would want to save your bullets for a wave of them that you will most likely face in the long run.

Wear Running Shoes With High Quality

Rather than wearing wet proof boots just like what you’ve seen in the zombie outbreak movies you have watched, wear comfortable and durable running shoes. You will definitely have a lot of running to do, so make sure what you’re putting on isn’t that heavy and won’t tear off that easily either.

Develop A Stone Heart

One of the most unfortunate possibilities about a zombie outbreak is that one or many of your loved ones could get infected. This is a weakness that you must overcome if you want to save yourself, as well as to be able to save others out there for human salvation.

Buy The Best Armour Your Money Can Get

You can’t just let a single scratch or bite from a zombie end your battle for survival. So, make sure that you’ll get the best armour there is that is bite proof and lightweight. Perhaps a chainmail would be your best option. Also wear a facemask and goggles because they will usually go for blinding you with their sharp pointed nails.

Strengthen Your Defences At Home

Zombies are dead and they don’t really care if they smash their heads and scab themselves just to breakthrough your home. For that reason, strengthen your doors and windows by nailing them with two by fours which should hold the zombies off for long. Set up an alarm system that will warn you if there are zombies outside so that you can ready yourself for an escape.

Have Yourself Occupied

Aside from running, you will have to find new places where you can acquire some weapon reloads every now and then. Also, kill as many zombies as you can or just enough by shooting their heads. Somehow, that would partially clear the coast for you to move on towards your next destination.

Always Be Friendly To Your Co-Survivors

You’ll need all the help you can get, so make sure every survivor you meet is on your side by being a good leader and at the same time, a true companion. That way, there will be great coordination to make your plans work.

Stay Outside The Cities

When you enter cities, you and your team could end up being outnumbered by zombies popping out of buildings. So as much as possible, stay out of the cities and just travel from village to village to increase your chances of survival.

Set The Forests On Fire

If there are policemen left, they surely wouldn’t mind seeing the forests lit on fire. That can help burn down a massive amount of zombies in a short period of time.

Keep Your Hopes Up

Last but not the least, don’t let anything let you down even if you have to kill your infected best friend or any loved one. There’s nothing really you can do about it. Be strong inside, always have faith and be determined to become one of those who would be repopulating the world once the zombie apocalypse is finally over.

Daniel Crieg is keen on sci-fi books and movies. He writes articles for many popular sites on the internet including BeHealthy24.Com