Zombicide Black Plague Board Game
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- For 1-6 Players
- Standalone, cooperative game
- Fun strategy game with Zombie theme
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Survive the zombie hordes in this cooperative adventure game!
- 9 Double Sided Game Tiles
- 65 Zombie Miniatures
- 6 Survivor Miniatures
- 6 Survivor Dashboards
- 6 Dice
- 6 Survivor Color Bases
- 48 Trackers
- 60 Tokens
- 125 Mini Cards
Team up and go medieval on zombies!
Become the ultimate monster hunters!
Black Plague is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting. Control a party of survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombies and Necromancers 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!
Your goal is simple: complete the quest, kill as many zombies as possible, and don’t die! Survivors will be up against slow shambling zombies, Runners, Fatties and the deadly Abomination, made famous in previous Zombicide games. However, you’ll also be up against the powerful new Necromancers. Collect your friends, find epic loot, cast spells, and take the zombie body count to new heights!
- For 1-6 Players
- 60 minute playing time
- Ages 14 and up
Zombicide: Black Plague is a standalone cooperative board game for 1-6 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 the zombies rise to face them.
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Top customer reviews
First off, I have not played the original Zombicide so I will make no comparisons to that game other than what I've been told by other people. The original I guess had vehicles, this does not. The original had one less health which made it harder, I'd imagine a lot harder given how hard I feel this game is.
Setup time when I first played it took a bit. I have a good friend who has no problem spending an hour or two to help punch out everything and read through the rules carefully before setup which I feel is important for this game if you have not played it. The scenarios maps are specific so you will have to find all the tiles you need and place them as such with specific items in specific spots.
This is not a big deal for me and if you've played other dungeon crawl co-ops you'll probably be fine. The tiles themselves are large and numbered and lettered to make it pretty easy. I did feel though that being their size and thickness I did notice some bend to them which was a little annoying, but not to where you're knocking everything over every time you move pieces.
The player dashboards are one of the nicest things in this game. I think other dungeon crawls could benefit from these. They have a place for your health markers, character cards, a spot for your weapons, a place for your backpack, a meter for you experience to level up. it's essentially like having an inventory in an rpg videogame and it works great at keep all your stuff organized on the table. A big plus for that.
Teamwork is vital in this game, if you and your friends can not get along and work as a team you will fail horribly and you should at all costs not play this game. Dice rolls at times can be brutal and frustrating, but I like some dice rolling personally, if you hate RNG and dice rolling do not get this game!.
When you die with any character the game won't end right away, but the game will be harder so try to not die. You also do not have much in the way of healing. The difficulty scales within the game scenario, you need to kill zombies left and right to level up your character and unlock better abilities, at the same time the game will get much harder as that happens. The game is definitely survival based which is perfect for a zombie apocalypse.
The miniatures are pretty good, they're not as good as some other games like Arcadia Quest, but you also get a ton of them which you'll need because the zombie's spawn every round by the handfuls as the game progresses. The monster sculpts are better than the hero sculpts we felt, but none of them are bad. Me and my friend are looking forward to painting these eventually.
I see a lot of longevity in this game for me, the scenarios take quite a while to finish and will require multiple plays to actually beat them because they are hard. Most taking 1-2+ hours. It is a game you're going to be sitting down and playing for a while each session. If your group doesn't have this time or are easy frustrated by defeat it may not be the best game to have.
As far as the theme goes, I like it. There's zombies in this medieval type fantasy setting. I like that style, though I am marking it down somewhat because even though it's visually cool, there really isn't a lot of lore to it. In other games you may get a blurb about the character on a card that's cool or a nice backstory in the manual or a detailed story on the scenario. Here you really don't get that, there's immersion in the game-play with it high tension and strategy between you and your friends deciding the best way to tackle the never ending onslaught of enemies but I feel like they could have made some interesting character backstories that would give you a better experience.
This game can also be played solo or with other players manning multiple characters, which you'll have to do unless you have 6 players. In the rules it states you can play up to 12 if you get the expansion or hero box sets that add more characters, but I wouldn't play it with 12 actual people with a single character each, that would be chaos. There are quite a few character add-ons to this already which have some really nice figures from what I've seen and I may purchase them down the road if this becomes a regular played game among friends.
The rulebook is pretty good quality, nice artwork, pretty easy to follow. I will say though I wish they had some nice quick reference cards to pass out to players rather than just the back of the booklet quick reference. It would help for people who aren't veteran players of the game and just be nice to have.
Bottom Line: If you want a challenging co-op game, like miniatures and zombies and have a lot of time to invest into playing it and want something that gets lots of playtime in a single box this is a great game. If you don't want something so hard or want something with a more fleshed out story, or more of an rpg feel, you may look into other dungeon crawls.There's a huge assortment in that genre nowadays with the Dungeons & Dragons games which are basically a D&D-light and I highly recommend them if you like D&D. There's also Descent and it's siblings/clones, Super Dungeon Explore, Mice and Mystics etc. This game as I mentioned is hard, but it does not feel near impossible. After you get defeated you'll sit down and be talking for a good 10-20 minutes about what you could have done differently and be ready to tackle it the next time you've got a couple hours to kill. There's a fair amount of add-on components and an expansion as well as the option of creating your own scenarios so there's lots of replay here.
Zombicide: Black Plague is a great box RPG to play. This is my first taste of Zombicide and I have to say that I love the everything about it, from the minis to the mechanics of the game to theme and art work. We put the Bloodborne soundtrack on the surround sound and played the first two scenarios back to back On the first night and had an absolute blast. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes RPGs or killing zombies!
The tiles are thick and have a good weight. The punch out pieces are made of the same material and feel very durable.
All of the figures are high quality and have amazing detail. They are packaged tightly so they arrived with no damage. Each piece has its own place in the plastic inserts that come with the box and makes for some what easy and organized clean-up. At least until you buy something better, such as a foam case made specifically for miniatures.
My only complaint is with the size of the cards that come with it. The inventory cards and zombie spawn cards are TINY. They look like they are made for a child's hands, and even then they could still be considered small. The inventory cards I understand a little bit, as each character has a plastic tray that helps you organize your equipment and inventory, but the zombie spawning cards could have been a little bigger.
As far as the game play goes I have not had the time to get through all ten quests included with the game, but the few I played were fun, interesting and lasted long enough that I was satisfied with the extremely long setup time involved to get a game started. I highly recommend playing with 6 characters on each campaign, regardless of how many actual players you have. It was just my girlfriend and I playing for our first few games, and on the first one we only played with 4 characters (2 each) and died very quickly. We tried again with 6 and the game ran much smoother and we were able to come out victorious!
The over all gameplay is fairly easy to learn, but there are a lot of rules you need to remember. However, repetition makes them easier to comprehend and after a few games everything with run smoothly. That being said, this game can be very difficult. If you don't work together or plan out your moves you can very easily be overwhelmed by the oncoming zombie hoards. In one scenario we played an 'extra activation' card was turned, giving all basic zombies an extra turn. This led to one of our heroes being killed immediately, with nothing we could do to prevent it. There will be times the game seems unfair, but it is all part of the challenge. Don't misunderstand me though, this game is extremely well balanced, it was just designed to be difficult, so if that isn't your thing or you are looking for just a casual game I would find something else.
Each game lasts anywhere from 30 mins to over an hour depending on what spawns you draw and how you play the game, with setup taking anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, and tear down taking about the same.
All in all the quality of this game, the sheer amount of content included, and the option to expand the game with expansion packs make this a must buy for anyone who enjoys zombie games, miniature games or (if you are like me) Dungeons & Dragons style adventures.