Zombie Fight or Flight @ El Santo

drunken_combat_01Amanda Semenoff and Joan Braun will be presenting Zombie Fight or Flight, the newest collaborative card game from PignPotato Games, tonight at El Santo in New West to the Vancouver Mediators Lounge monthly gathering.

Join us around 6:00 for dinner, drinks and discussions about the use of games in Dispute Resolution. Joan and Amanda will bring their prototype decks so you can try the game out and give us feedback.

This is the last chance to play before Zombie Fight or Flight launches on Kickstarter next week.


Travelling with Zombie Fight or Flight and Other Blogs

With both Halloween and our Kickstarter for Zombie Fight or Flight coming up, our team members are taking every opportunity to give people a chance to try out the game in person!

Check out Emily Martin‘s travels through Washington State with a pack of zombie cards here or follow her pictorially on instagram @zombiefightorflight.

Mediators in the Lower Mainland (BC) can join the Mediate BC Mediators’ Lounge in New Westminster this Thursday (Oct. 20) where Amanda Semenoff and Joan Braun will be introducing the game and discussing applications for conflict resolution. More information is available here.

And for anyone interested in blogging, the CoRe Conflict Resolution Writers Group is joining forces with Mediate BC on Friday, Oct. 21 at Waves (100 – 900 Howe St.). We’ll be there from 10:00-12:00 to learn about blogging and create blog posts. Immediately afterwards, Wendy Lakusta and Sharon Sutherland will be looking for volunteers to play the game for a short video on collaborative games for Conflict Resolution Week.

Can’t make it to any of our planned events? Send us a note at and we’ll see if we can find another time or place that works for you.


Negotiation Skills for the Zombie Apocalypse

Join us on Halloween at Cecil Green House, UBC for a chance to learn and practice skills for negotiating with those folks who just don’t respond to usual methods of persuasion.

Zombie Fight or Flight originated from the desire to build an easy to learn, quick to play, collaborative card game with applications for negotiation training. We had this particular course in mind when we were brainstorming (in a non-zombie way) game mechanisms that could mimic difficult negotiations.

If you’re interested in advanced negotiation training, curious about Zombie Fight or Flight, or both, join us on Halloween at Cecil Green House, UBC for a chance to learn and practice skills for negotiating with those folks who just don’t respond to usual methods of persuasion.  For more information, click here.


Zombie Fight or Flight

We’ve been working over the summer to develop a collaborative card game that evolved from a Game Jam in June – Zombie Fight or Flight!

Zombie Fight or Flight developed to meet a few specific objectives:

  • Easy to teach collaborative game that could be used in:
  • Collaborative – players must work together to win or lose as a team.
  • Convenient to carry for training, etc.
  • Adaptable to different ages and experience levels with games

combat_02the_end_02What emerged from our weekend of testing and re-testing was a game that we hope will be used in a wide variety of settings.  It’s easy to learn, quick to play, and lends itself to pure fun or analyses of teamwork.  And now, thanks to Rachel Petrovicz, it has gorgeous artwork!

We plan to launch Zombie Fight or Flight via Kickstarter in late October – in time for Halloween – so watch for news about the game and opportunities to play it.

In addition to visiting our local game stores, we’re planning several game nights for collaborative professionals as we explore the options the game offers for collaborative training, and even in some mediations. Email us at if you’d like to join us in any of these sessions, or follow this blog for more information.