dmNorthTV Plays… Zombicide!

dmNorthTV and Guests play board games!!  Saturday nights, we get together with friends and try and play a stream friendly board game.  It is usually a fun get together with great people.  A time to enjoy to social aspect of gaming that we are lacking right now.

Here, you will find our short and sweet review on the board game we have played from each of the players.  We stream the gameplay on the dmNorthTV Twitch channel every Saturday.  Come hangout and say “Hi” if you get a chance.

Saturday, we played through Zombicide (Second Edition link here).  This is a 1 to 6 player game from the masters of miniatures CMON and Guillotine Games.  Zombicide is a bit of a “sandbox” game where you are given a mission with various objectives to complete in order to win.  Your survivors will have to search for supplies and weapons to defend themselves against the ever increasing number of zombies.

Boardgamegeek describes Zombicide as:

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable, stupid but deadly, controlled by simple rules and a deck of cards. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets.

Find weapons, kill zombies. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get; the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. The only way out is zombicide!

Play ten scenarios on different maps made from the included modular map tiles, download new scenarios from the designer’s website, or create your own!

You can take a look at our gameplay video on our YouTube channel, or scroll on down to see what we thought of the game.

Final Thoughts About . . . Zombicide

Here, we will give you some basic thoughts about the game we played.  This is by no means meant to be an in-depth review of the game, as there are already lots of those out there.  This is just a “what did we think of it and would it be a good board game night game” type thing.  If you want to see something more in-depth, please let us know in the comments below.

Rating System

  • 5 Meeples: Fantastic Game, A must-play game!
  • 4 Meeples: Great Game, minor flaws.
  • 3 Meeples: Good Game, some weaknesses.
  • 2 Meeples: OK Game, needs work.
  • 1 Meeple: Awful Game. Do not play this unless you want to punish yourself.

jourdo 

This was one of the first “big” games that I purchased after graduating from the gateway games.  I loved it back then and I still love it now.  Easily one of my favourite games.  The chaos of the game is superb and is one of the things that attracted me to it.  The amount of replayability for this game is almost infinite as you can create scenarios as you want (there is a huge community out there who have done just that).  Win or lose, I always have a great time playing this game.

Now having said all of that, the game we played was a modified First Edition.  The newer Second Edition has recently been released, and I am not familiar with the details of that version (as it sounds like there are differences).  From what I have read, the weapons and abilities have been ramped up a bit, giving the survivors more tools to defend themselves with.  I am too deep in my investment with the First Edition content to make the switch, but I do want to explore the newer version sometime.

SuperK

This was my first real Zombie game I played and immediately loved it! I only ever played it once which was the first edition (now twice). Things can seem so great at first and then turn completely the opposite. It really does have the “survival” feel. This game does has tons of replay value and will make the experience different. We kinda mixed the first and second edition, so gameplay was different but in the end, we got eaten to the bone!

If you are interested in getting a copy of Zombicide for yourself, please check out one of the best online board game stores in Canada… Board Game Bliss.  Clicking through that referral link helps the site out and we thank you for that.

Anyone is welcome to play board games with us.  If you have a game you would like to see streams, please let us know.  The only limitation (beyond actually owning the game) is that they must be stream friendly as we are playing it remotely.  Contact us on any of the Socials or leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading!

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