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Put your Zombie Apocalypse team to the test with the cooperative board game Dead Panic.

Choose a Character and make your stand together in a remote Cabin, in the center of the board, against waves of the undead that close in from the edges of the board. Ranged weapons let you attack from a distance, but if the Zombies break through the walls, you will have to fight them hand-to-hand. Items scavenged from the Cabin can give you an advantage, but supplies are limited.

If you can survive long enough, Survivors will bring the pieces of the radio needed to call for rescue. Once rescue arrives, it’s up to each Character to leave the Cabin and make it out alive!

Game Info

Designed by Justin De Witt

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Awards and Accolades

Father Geek Approved
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Dwarven Tavern Award 2015
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The Panic Line

Dead Panic is part of our Panic Line of games build on similar mechanics, but offering different experiences. Castle Panic and Munchkin Panic are variations in The Panic Line as well.



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How to Play

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Download a copy of the RULES. (PDF)

Read the Dead Panic FAQ or download the PDF (361 kb).

Check out our guide to make sure you are getting the rules right. (Remember, Dead Panic is NOT just “Castle Panic with zombies”.)

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Game Includes

  • Game board
  • Rulebook
  • Cabin deck
  • Event deck
  • 24 Zombie tokens
  • 8 Character tokens
  • 8 Character boards
  • 8 Character Zombie tokens
  • 3 Survivor tokens
  • 12 Injury tokens
  • 6 Cabin Walls
  • 6 Crack tokens
  • 3 Radio pieces
  • 1 Rescuer (Van) token
  • 1 Bait token
  • 2 Fortify Tokens
  • 1 Zombie Draw Bag
  • 2 6-sided Dice
  • 20 cardboard stands
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About the Game

Dead Panic Game Board

The board’s Rings and numbered Arcs help players determine which cards to play against the Zombies.

cabin walls in Dead Panic

The Cabin Walls protect you from the Zombies, for a time.

Cabin cards in Dead Panic

Cabin Cards include weapons and other useful items.

Zombie tokens in Dead Panic

Zombies vary in strength and speed.

Event cards in Dead Panic

Event cards affect Zombie movement and how many Zombies enter the game each round.

Character cards in Dead Panic

Each player chooses a Character and uses that Character’s special ability.

Character zombie token and card in Dead Panic

If your Character gets injured, you can become a Zombie and turn on your friends.

Radio survivor and van tokens in Dead Panic

Survivors bring pieces of the Radio, which can be used to call for Rescuers.

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