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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Zombicide: Black Plague

Once upon a time, in the long long ago, I backed a game called Zombicide on Kickstarter.  It was a lot of fun and centered around a group of survivors in the modern world trying to escape from a zombie apocalypse.

Since then, I've backed a bunch of other games on Kickstarter.  One recent one that I won't receive until mid 2017 is called Massive Darkness.  One of the Kickstarter Exclusive add-ons I chose was a compatibility pack for Zombicide: Black Plague.  This add-on allows all of the Massive Darkness heroes to be used in Black Plague and vice versa.  I knew it would be a matter of time before this caused me to pick up Black Plague...  which totally happened today.


Zombicide: Black Plague is a medieval version of Zombicide where you're still a group of survivors, but you're fighting plague zombies that are a side effect of the black death.  Instead of guns and bats you have fireball spells and swords.  It evidently has a tighter rule set as well.

The game comes with an absolute ton of components...


...including 6 heroes and 65 assorted zombie miniatures.  It also has really nice plastic "dashboards" that you can slot your hero card and equipment cards into.  This eliminates the need for tons of additional health, mana and experience tokens.


The miniatures seem to be pretty high quality.  One reason I wanted to get this is that I wanted to see what quality I could expect from Massive Darkness when it arrives.  I have to say I'm pretty happy.  The pic below is almost certainly a render, but its pretty darn close to what was in the box.


The game supports between 1-6 players, so I'll be able to run through the tutorial mission by myself.  I'm optimistic that this is something my wife will play with me.  She likes cooperative games and I'm pretty sure she played the original Zombicide back in the day.

Oh, and I got a pretty solid discount.  I wasn't actively planning on buying this, but it was one of Amazon's daily "lightning deal" specials.  I ended up getting what is normally a 100 USD box for about 47 USD.

More to come!

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