Unboxing Zombiecide Black Plague – CMON
Come join the BoLS Crew as we unleash Zombicide: Black Plague upon our viewers.
Zombicide: Black Plague is a game that pits you and your friends against an evil horde of the undead (and their necromancer overlord) set in the middle ages. As you might expect, the game can be quick, brutal, and unforgiving–with a threat counter that rises, ensuring that as the game progresses, the forces of the undead become more and more relentless. All the while, you’re scavenging for supplies–weapons and armor that can help you turn the tide of darkness that has beset your town.
This game is a ton of fun.
Zombicide: Black Plague continues that fine, storied tradition of zombie-slaying mayhem (zombie slayhem?) that other Zombicide games began. Only now players will arm themselves with swords and leather armor, or learn spells as they go toe to toe with the shambling hordes of the undead that assail their town.
There are six different heroes to choose from (seen here), including a blacksmith, a few different sword guys and gals, and a wizard. As we’ve mentioned, your success in the game is dependent upon being able to find equipment and other items to give you a leg up against the zombies. But, the more you kill, the deadlier the game gets. You’ll keep track of it all on these plastic dashboard tray things.
You can see along the bottom the flames grow brighter and hotter as you kill more undead. This means you’ll get more powerful–but there’ll be more and more zombies everywhere. You might run into a horde of fatties or worse, unleash an Abomination.
I will say, the miniatures for this game are incredibly detailed. You’ve got a couple of different sculpts for each type of zombie, and featured prominently on the right there are the Abomination and the Necromancer–these guys are jerks who will cause more zombies to spawn, but then they’ll try and escape (and if they do it makes things worse for you down the line).
All of this zombie slayhem is set in a medieval town as configured by the double-sied, multipart board that you’ll use to create buildings and blind alleys (the perfect place to get mobbed by zombies until you’re dead). But these tiles are also home to the gear you’ll need to find–so you’ll have to weigh the risk of possibly making noise and attracting more of the shufflers vs, the reward of getting a sweet new sword.
Anyway, this game is a ton of fun, and you can find out more from CMON.
In a mad quest for forbidden knowledge and ultimate power, the necromancers have unleashed the apocalypse upon the living. Zombies have destroyed the King’s armies, and now roam the land, spreading chaos and death. Is it the end? Are we cursed to die, huddled in our homes? It’s a dark time, but not for those with a will. Draw your sword, span your crossbow, and ready your spells! For the few, the brave, it’s time for… ZOMBICIDE!
Zombicide: Black Plague is a standalone cooperative boardgame for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting! Players control a party of survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombies controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, learn spells, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experienced they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies rise to face them!
Of course, given the time period, getting eaten by zombies is actually not that bad a way to go, all things considered.