This is the first in a what may become a regular feature on the site. We write about a game we played, maybe the narrative of the meta-game after one session, or how the game tied together over several plays and the story that came out of it. We’ll also talk about what kind of beer we think would match the game, either overall, or on this particular day.
Black Plague is the latest in the Zombicide series by Cool Mini or Not. These games are all pretty similar in theme; survive the zombie apocalypse. Complete certain scenarios on a number of custom built maps. Unlike previous Zombicide titles, which take place in a modern setting, Black Plague is set in a fantasy kingdom. Instead of bikers, sheriffs and farmers taking on hordes of zombies, you have a nun, a magic user and a dwarf, among others. Cool Mini or Not are a company whose games, unsurprisingly, feature lots of cool miniatures. The games drip theme, involve plenty of dice chucking, but are generally well regarded. Any time they launch a new game on Kickstarter it is almost guaranteed to break $1,000,000.