What's the best to prepare yourself for the trials that come when faced with a horde of the undead threatening to separate you from your limbs and other tasty bits? That's right - a board game!
I haven't played Oh No...Zombies! but I can't imagine it not being a hit whether at a Halloween party or a library Zomtober event. Let's face it, bobbing for apples is clearly focused on zombie-skills, not survivor skills.

Come to think of it, you could easily split your party/program attendees into zombies vs. humans and tally up "game points."  Maybe whichever team has the most game points gets some sort of advantage in the Nerf battle climax...
 
 
For the record, papercraft is pretty cool.  People who use their amazing spatial reasoning to create cool papercrafts? Even cooler.
You'll find this little guy here, on Jerome's Blog. I don't read French nor super-trust Google Translate, but I'm pretty sure Jerome is the designer. Rock on, French Jerome!
 
 
Want to raise your own army of the undead, able to cripple your foes with their zombie-adorableness?
I haven't made anything from Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate's book Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead, but they look fantastic.  

So who is going to make some and then reproduce Thriller using stop-motion animation? Or would it be reanimation?
 
 
I'll admit, I never owned any of the Littlest Pet Shoppe toys.  I was a Maple Town/My Little Pony kind of gal.  But that doesn't mean that I don't adore these little guys.
I think the bunny might be my favorite.  Also, they might glow in the dark, which would be awesome.

Archie McPhee has a lot of cool zombie-toys to help teach your child about the finer points of surviving the undead apocalypse. 
 
 
I have a confession. The animation of inanimate objects with a sociopathic agenda really freaks me out. So while I love zombies, I have a feeling that if Legos came to life and were the undead, I'd run screaming into the hills and hug a shotgun.
As for playing "zombie apocolypse" with the rest of your Legos? I'm all for that. Teach those children/teenagers/people who love Lego how to survive through visual aids and the power of play!

I vote for the ability to zombify most any Lego-person. Ancient Rome? Done. Castle-folk? Done. Batman? Why not? Get to it, Lego! 
 
 
Who says Zombies can't be poetic? There're zombie songs, poetry, and multiple cases of zombie haiku - and now can add to the tradition by creating your own undead verse with magnetic poetry!
 
 
Today's Zomtober link might just be my favorite out of the entire list.
The Men Who Wear Many Hats took a beloved game from my childhood,  removed the buffalo and iconic 19th century landmarks and added in zombies.

How awesome is that?

In Organ Trail, you and your party are trying to make it from the east coast to the west in a station wagon while evading the zombie hordes that ravage the landscape.  You have to scavenge for food, protect yourself from raiders, and deal with the other trials of the road.
When I first came across this game, my thoughts immedieately went to our Zomtober library programming.  After all, the original Oregon Trail was no piece of cake!  The opportunities to share screen shots of progress via social networks (the ability play via Facebook!) are just screaming for this game to be used as the foundation for a teen-centered gaming tournament.  

Winner gets a copy of Max Brook's World War Z?  Fido? Or how about a backpack of survival gear? The possibilities are endless!