Continuing to gain popularity by the day, Zombicide: Black Plague has garnished over $1.5 million dollars on Kickstarter thanks to 10,000 backers.
As previously reported, the creator of the highly addictive Zombicide, CoolMiniOrNot, launched its eighteenth crowdfunding campaign on the platform to raise $100,000 for the game on June 8th. Within less than 24 hours, the campaign surpassed its initial goal and has continued to stand in the funding spotlight.
Zombicide: Black Plague is described as a standalone cooperative boardgame for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting. It has new survivors, new zombies, new equipment, and revamped rules.
The board game’s creators stated:
“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!”
The new game is pretty similar to the original: Each survivor in Zombicide: Black Plague receives a quality plastic dashboard to keep them organized. A built-in sliding arrow tracks experience gains, and plastic pegs mark wounds and indicate new skills. Finally, multiple slots hold all your cards, making the new inventory system intuitive and structured.
New to the Zombicide series is the introduction to armor. Any survivor wearing armor (or carrying a shield) has a chance of blocking multiple zombie attacks with a lucky roll. Unfortunately, the armor does not help against the ultimate villain of the game, Abomination.
- Zombie dwarves
- Paul the Huntsman
- Morgan the Wizard
- Xuxa the Warrior Princess (which looks similar to Xena Warrior Princess)
Most of these characters are considered “Kickstarter exclusive.” It was also noted that as the funding continues, other characters will be unlocked and added. The campaign is set to close on July 6th.
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