Elveslogo2036.jpgThis Christmas may be the bloodiest yet if Santa's crazed elves have their way. Luckily, eight mighty reindeer are on hand to stomp the crap out of the wee folk. In the tabletop game "Elves Under Hoof," ultra-violent video games have turned Santa's workers into mindless zombies (although if you believe Henry Jenkins, this would never happen in real life).

One can only assume the game demonstrates how Rudolph's red nose glowed bright with burning rage during scenarios such as "Saving Private Reindeer," or "E-Day." Elves Under Hoof involves a hex-based map grid and tiny paper counters representing such essential holiday items as cookies and grenades. It is available as low-cost PDF download through the web site of its maker, Dan Verssen Games.