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On the Table: "Shhh! The Abomination will hear you!"

I've been a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre for quite some time--in particular, the zombie sub-genre (my first attempt at a published board game was exactly that, after all). Something about being the underdog in a world of undead, with only your wits and what you can scavenge, I find very exciting.

A couple years ago I learned about Zombicide and found it to be a great survival strategy game. I enjoyed the customization of the board via tiles, as well as the RPG elements for your survivors. When I heard Guillotine Games was revamping their popular series with a medieval/fantasy theme Zombicide: Black Plague I hopped on Kickstarter and backed it immediately.

This past month I received my entire pledge and was eager to jump into this world...

Yes...we are those little brown speks in the sea of zombie grey.

and have been utterly destroyed time and time again. Black Plague is definitely not a casual game you can expect to breeze through in an hour. And be ready to ultimately lose after pouring a few hours into it. While it may seem very discouraging and cause for concern it'll be enjoyable, what I've learned playing Black Plague about half-a-dozen times a large part of the fun is the challenge. My friend Jake and I will spend the next couple days discussing the loss and think of ways we'll avoid X situation the next time.

I would say Guillotine Games have created their Zombicide masterpiece and if they didn't release another Zombicide product again, I would be completely satisfied with that. If you like difficult games with choice and consequence, or even just an adventure junky who likes endless battling overwhelming odds, I highly recommend giving Zombicide: Black Plague a try. Good luck!

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