Last Night on Earth: Growing Hunger Expansion
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- For 2-6 players
- Takes 60-90 minutes
- The product requires the Last Night on Earth board game to play
- This is an expansion
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Top Customer Reviews
To remind you: if you have LNoE, buy this now. You can even fit (most of) the pieces of both sets in the Growing Hunger box. If you don't have the main game, buy this AND Last Night on Earth.
If you've already played the base game, you know what it's about: Zombie apocalypse, humans trying to survive. The expansion doesn't mess with the formula--if it's not broke, why fix it? What it does do is add four new interesting heroes, rules for using seven additional red zombies (either as normal pool zombies, or as senario-specific "special infected", to borrow a phrase from Left 4 Dead), two new map tiles, some fun new objectives ("Burn it to the Ground" is a new personal favorite), new Zombie and Hero cards, and a bunch of additional tokens for use in homebrew games and web-enhancements.
That being the basics, the game is still just a ton of fun. When you get a group of friends together, get snacks and age-appropriate drinks and sit down to play, it's a real treat--this is one of those rare games that you can lose and still have an absolute blast in the process. The situations that you'll find the heroes in resonate strongly with fans of zombie movies--both the more serious-minded horror ones and the slapstick types--but the fun isn't lost on those of us that aren't total zombie geeks.
One word of warning, though; allow more than just 60-90 minutes to play a game. It can quickly turn into a 3.5-4 hour session if you're not careful.
Now, if you keep the right frame of mind when you play this game, then you will seriously enjoy yourself, as this game is very loyal in adherence to the rules of the zombie world. The supply of zombies is endless, but the human supply is very much not. If you are the human player(s), you will sometime feel as there there is no hope in the world for winning, and this is what it must feel like to actually be a character surrounded by hordes of zombies. This game is intense, but not in the same way that you feel like players are messing with you in other games (although the zombie player often does). The key to remember is that it's all about careful strategizing, as the game is more complex than the small rulebook may seem. The main thing to focus on for both players is to get through your respective decks as much as you can.Read more ›
What you get with Growing Hunger is 4 new hero characters, new red zombie figures, 2 new game board pieces, 3 new scenarios and more cards for both the zombies and the humans. Let's talk about what this means for you.
First, the 4 new heroes are pretty diverse and flesh out more concepts we've seen in such horror movies. Amanda the Prom Queen most interesting trait is the fact that she has Beauty, which inspires Male characters in her space roll with an extra fight dice. Take that This Could Be Our Last Night On Earth card! Sam is the diner cook who is pretty much a tank. Rachelle is a new police detective who starts with both a Revolver and a Flashlight and her Intuition ability allows her to cancel a wound on a 6+ roll. And there's Kenny the Super Market Bag Boy, with the crazy ability Clean Up on Aisle 7, which allows him to kill a zombie only defeated in combat if he takes a wound or gives up an item.
The new heroes are a decent enough mix that nicely complement the existing heroes. And they also have starting locations that include some of the original game board pieces to provide greater usefulness. The new board pieces include Kenny's supermarket and other new locations like the Library and the Antique shop. The new locations have much more clever hero pick-up abilities similar to what we saw with the Junk Yard in the original game. For example, the aforementioned Antique Shop lets you reshuffle two cards from the Discard pile back into the Hero deck.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely fantastic game! I really can't even complain about a single thing. The rules are so versatile. We use Invasion from Outer Space with it as well. So rad!Published 5 months ago by Corey V.
You need the LNOE original game to use this expansion. It is a fun expansion. The entire game is one of the best games out there. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This expansion add some great mechanics and customization to the standard game.Published 20 months ago by Corey
I believe that this is the only expansion for last night on earth that doesn't modify the zombies in a weird way, to allow them to wield weapons, etc. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ian B.
Just the sort of expansion I like. It builds on the main game with some innovative tweaks that don't destroy the basic mechanics of the game that I love so well. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Games, Law, and Lit.