Originally Posted by icepulse
Can someone refresh my memory as to the goal of this game? I mean, why would you WANT to place zombies? Is it to foil other players?
The goal of the game is to get to the helicopter landing pad before other players. However, the landing pad is just one of the possible tiles from the street card deck and you never know who's going to get it or where they're going to place it.
Players placing zombies is simply the way the board game keeps zombie spawns fair but unpredictable without the need for an additional zombie-controlling player. Specific zombie placement is generally used to slow the other players while attempting to keep the path to your goals clear.
It's that cycle of players backstabbing each other that makes the board game so entertaining and frantic.