Press Release

View the press release here: Good Dog, Bad Zombie Press Release – March 13 2018.

Overview Description

Good Dog, Bad Zombie is a cooperative board game, where everyone plays together as a heroic dog pack. Together, you’ll explore a post-apocalyptic city while sniffing out scents, barking at the undead, and herding hoomans to safety. Think Homeward Bound meets The Walking Dead.

This game is printed ethically in the US by a worker-owned cooperative and on environmentally friendly materials. The Kickstarter campaign will also benefit One Tail at a Time, a no-kill rescue shelter in Chicago.


  • Publisher: Make Big Thigs
  • Game by: Brian Van Slyke and Evan Rowland of Make Big Things
  • Manufacturer: Community Printers
  • Kickstarter timeline: March 13 – April 12
  • Kickstarter Price: $35.00, + Shipping
  • Number of players: 2–4
  • Time required: 40–60 minutes
  • Recommended ages: 10+

What People are Saying

“GDBZ is an immersive dog-mind experience. Every single detail is saturated with flavor. It wouldn’t really surprise me if it was designed by an actual dog, or maybe a kindly werewolf. I mean that in a good way.”

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“I’ll start with this: my daughters, who have not played a zombie game with me since Zombie Dice (when they were much younger), actually liked Good Dog, Bad Zombie and have been eager to play more than once.”


“Good Dog, Bad Zombie was hands-down my favorite game at PAX Unplugged. Watching a Shih Tzu halt an ever growing zombie hoard by herding it off of a cliff was the highlight of my weekend. Between the premise, the gameplay, and the art, this game absolutely oozes charm, and I can not wait for it to show up on Kickstarter.”

-Brooks Muller, Playtester at PAX Unplugged


  • Cooperative gameplay
  • Story-based game
  • 2-4 Players
  • High replay-ability