Share this project


Share this project

Our game combines combat, resource collection, character development and team strategy with the goal of surviving a zombie apocalypse.
Our game combines combat, resource collection, character development and team strategy with the goal of surviving a zombie apocalypse.
2,045 backers pledged $210,237 to help bring this project to life.

Our Kickstarter for Helios Expanse is live!

1 like

Helios Expanse places you in control of an extrasolar civilization, competing for galactic supremacy against its rivals. A group of 3-6 players colonize habitable planets, research technologies, and build a military to wage war. The civilization that colonizes the most planets will emerge victorious and rule the galaxy.

This Kickstarter is unique for us in a number of ways. First off, it will only run for a short period of time (8 days). The game is finalized, and so if you are interested in getting it 2 months earlier (backers and retailers too) this is how you can do it.This rule book will be translated into German and French. We hope you love it as much as we do! Click here to pledge today!

Zpocalypse 2 is coming! Only 48 hours left, and BGG contest!


Greetings Gamers, 

 We are back from Gencon and have recovered from our trip (well most of us anyway.) We had a great and exhausting time at the convention. Our booth was swarmed with people! It was great to see our friends and backers again as well as meet some new amazing people! We had a great time with our partner Artistic Justice Games and our volunteers. Thank you for your help! Fairytale Games and Yashima were very well received!

Our First Zpocalypse Cosplayers! (The bubblegum Armory Card!)

Now for our latest Zpocalypse news!

Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs has only 48 hours left on Kickstarter!

If you’re not already in the action check out what has been added to the $75 deluxe package. We’ve added the wasteland tiles and coming back from the long lost archive is the Mad Mechanic miniature. All pledges at the $75 - ZBURBS DELUXE and above will be given this EXCLUSIVE miniature and his special elite survivor card and blow torch armory card. 

Note: International Shipping: We will be shipping to our European and Australian distribution centers, so if you live in Europe or Australia you won’t have to pay VAT or customs. This includes wave 1 and wave 2 shipping. 

Here is Bower’s play-through and review of Zpocalypse 2:Defend the ‘Burbs

BoardGameGeek Contest!

Enter the contest to try and win a Zpocalypse 2:Defend the ‘Burbs Deluxe Package!

*As always remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenbrierGames. See what else we have going on on our website, and if you have a BGG account, like us here too!

~The Team at Greenbrier Games

Zpocalypse is back on Kickstarter with Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs


What’s that over there? It- it looks like some houses. Zpocalypse is finally getting out of the city with Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs. A stand alone expansion for Zpocalypse with new features and game enhancements. We know, about time right?

Zpocalypse 2: The ‘Burbs, is a new standalone expansion for Zpocalypse. You are all probably masters at Zpocalypse so let’s look at some of the changes and new things in Zpocalypse 2: Defend the ‘Burbs:

  • Increased number of players from 4 to 5 now with new squad boards with individual survivor hit point tracking. 
  • The same tower defense you know and love now with base upgrades and crafting elements. 
  • Enhanced phases where you will strategically use resources and survivors via the daily planning board. Each player assigns daily tasks to the survivors they control. 
  • Deeper story driven scavenging with a choose-your-own-adventure feel. (Adds skill challenges, bartering while scavenging and a more dynamic story tree.) 
  • A new skill system introducing first aid, mechanics, stealth, and talk to the existing firearms and melee skills. All six skills are tracked via your survivors and using cards. These skills can be used in both the daily planning board, and combat. 
  • Detailed scenarios have been moved from cards to the rulebook allowing for more information and the ability to chain multiple scenarios together to make a survival story over multiple games. Also allowing us to more easily release new scenarios more often. 
  • Updated Something’s Happening cards where the fate of the players is determined not only by luck but by how you have played the game and the choices you have made. Combat is no longer a foregone conclusion. However, other challenges can still be sent your way such as raiders in the night! 
  • Upgraded card decks including new weapons, new foods, and new items! 

Returning to the Zpocalypse universe we are coming back to our roots as a company. As such, we want this campaign to be not just a pre-order. Instead, we want our backers (you), who have supported us in our endeavors, to be a part of the crowdfunding experience once again and have a say on parts of the game. Just like in Zpocalypse we will have aspects of the game where you can have a say how it turns out with polls and open community feedback!

Best part of all most previous components are compatible with the new version of the game. Check out the Kickstarter to learn more!

Zpocalypse - Need your input. GenCon 2015 Volunteer opportunities.

Zpocalypse is the title that started it all for Greenbrier Games and we are excited to turn our attention back to our roots. However, before we finalize our plans for the year we need your help in shaping what our next product for Zpocalypse will be. We have put together a brief survey so we can see where your interests lay. Please help us out by completing the survey and feel free to leave any comments you have along the way! 

GenCon 2015


Zpocalypse: Survival Reanimated!


Greetings! It is that spooky time of the year again and we have some news we would like to share with you. We recently re-launched our Kickstarter for Zpocalypse: Survival, our first digital game based off the Zpocalypse boardgame and we are approaching 50% funded with about 30 days left to go! While it has its roots in Zpocalypse, there are a lot of new things we are bringing to the digital game and our hope is that the two will feed each other moving forward into the future.

With that said, we know some of you might not be video gamers but the great news is we have some plans for all the boardgamers as well in this campaign! One of our stretch goals, should we reach it, is to create a new expansion for Zpocalypse. This would be an expansion similar in size and depth to Zmergency but it would bring some new tiles and a lot of new cards, since we know that is the most requested new content we often see. Don’t worry even if we don’t make the stretch goal we have some new things planned for next year. Also, for all of our awesome previous supporters if you jump on the digital Kickstarter to show us your continued support at the $20 or higher tier, we will work with you to add some extra flavor to the world of Zpocalypse: Survival! This may be some graffiti found in the game, a billboard message, a journal entry found in the game, gravestones, consumables, interactable object inspection messages or more. You helped us make Zpocalypse great and we would love for you to help us make our first digital title a success as well!

In addition to this we have a number of our products for sale on the Kickstarter at a reduced price, so if you missed a game or there are some minis you wanted but had been waiting for a sale this is the time to jump in and grab them. While we would love the support for the digital game you can even just pledge at the $1 Watcher level to add any of the available add-ons.

If none of that is of interest we have one more way you can help us and it is completely free! We are running a Thunderclap campaign concurrent to the Kickstarter campaign. This is essentially a means to get a large group of people together on social media and make one concentrated social media push on a single day to help get the news out and through the mass amounts of other things being posted on social media. All you need is a Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr account and you can join in to help us spread the word!