Green Horde Preview From Media Event

At the CMON Media Event, we were able to get a look at various games that they have coming down the pipeline. One has a bit of extra pull for me, since I’m an old greenskin. Green Horde is the newest set for Zombicide: Black Plague. The horrible zombie menace hasn’t just been contained to humans and some animals. The Orcs have also fallen victim to it. The implications for that are pretty gruesome for the few remaining survivors.
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Late Pledges Open Now For Zombicide: Green Horde

No matter how long a Kickstarter campaign is, there’s always the chance you just don’t have the funds available at the time. It’s happened to all of us. Well, if it happened to you during the Zombicide: Green Horde Kickstarter campaign, never fear! The Late Pledges have opened up and let you jump right in, getting all those great exclusives I know you all love so much.
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Friends and Foes Add-On Announced For Green Horde

As with the big-box releases for Zombicide, there’s a smaller-box expansion that goes along with it. In the case of Green Horde (currently up on Kickstarter), it’s the Friends and Foes box. There’s some new survivors, new familiars, and some new tiles, full of zombie goodness.
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CMON Launches Zombicide: Green Horde Kickstarter

The Black Plague games have shown us that it’s not just humans that can succumb to the forces that cause you to be raised from the dead and seek to feast on the living. We’ve seen crows and wolves, but other sentient races can be affected as well. I Green Horde, the orcs have had their populations turned into zombies. Now they’re coming into the human lands. Green Horde is a new standalone expansion to Zombicide: Black Plague. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
Also: Zombie Dragon.
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CMON Posts Green Horde Overview, Announces Kickstarter Launch Date

Be that as it’s May, we’ve got all sorts of plants blooming. The world is becoming green. Though the green that’s just over the horizon isn’t quite what we want to have in our garden. Green Horde is the new standalone set coming for Zombicide: Black Plague. It’ll be launching at the end of May on Kickstarter and CMON’s posted an overview of what you can expect.
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CMON Announces Zombicide: Green Horde

Overnight, CMON’s Rising Sun Kickstarter came to an end. It did alright. If you consider $4.2 million, “alright.” o,O
As has become customary, the end of the old campaign ushers in an announcement of a new one. In this case, it’s a new expansion for Zombicide: Black Plague. In this case, it’s Green Horde. Yes, as if humans, wolves, and crows weren’t bad enough, now the survivors of the zombie plague will have to fight zombie orcs and goblins.
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March Releases Available From CMON

It’s the last day of the month. We’re 1/4 of the way through the year. The summer heat isn’t far away. Time to get your board game collection bulked up and get set for some hot months ahead (or cold ones, if you’re down south). CMON’s got a whole bunch of new releases available today that you can pick up at your LGS.
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CMON Posts October Releases for Zombicide: Black Plague

October is the time for all sorts of spooky and scary things to invade our everyday world. Zombies certainly fit into that category. Seems a couple games of Zombicide would be a perfect way to celebrate the season. And in just a couple days, there’ll be some more releases for the game to expand your options.
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Review Roundup

*puts on Elton John garb*
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright!
Ok, so it’s not actually Saturday night yet, but it will be soon (well, for me. Some of you are already well into Saturday night. Bloody time zones). Anyway, I know what you want. You want some reviews. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Package, Zombicide Black Plague, GAMEMAT EU’s Battle Mats, Sprue Grey: Wargame Hobby Magazine – The Golden D6 Tutorial Issue, D-Day at Omaha Beach, The Walking Dead: All Out War, Beer Empire, The Undercity, Haspelknecht, Pursuit of Happiness, Dracula’s Feast, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small iOS, Agricola: Family Edition, Dwarf War, and Get Rich Quick.

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Latest Black Plague Releases Available From CMON

I totally failed to realize that yesterday was the first day of autumn. So it’s officially ok to start talking about all things spooky and scary. Pumpkin-flavored everything! The latest releases for Black Plague fit the first thing fairly well. Though I wouldn’t suggest trying to find out if they’re pumpkin flavored. They’re also available now.
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New Releases Available For Zombicide: Black Plague

The Black Plague in the world of Zombicide is a bit different from that of the real world. Here, you had rats and fleas carrying a virulent diseases all across Europe. The Zombicide world is a bit more straight-forward: You just had necromancers spawning zombies all over the place and those zombies, y’know, eating people’s faces. Well, there’s 4 new releases available so you can expand your Middle Ages zombie-hunting games.
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Zombicide Franchise Acquired by CMON

Gen Con’s on, but not all of the news is coming from the convention floor. This one just hit my inbox and I wanted to share. CMON has picked up the branding and intellectual property rights for Zombicide from Guillotine Games. The two companies have been working hand-in-hand all up to this point bringing you Zombicide, with CMON producing and distributing the game. Now they’re going to be even tighter as the franchise moves forward.
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Zombie Crowz And Special Guest Boxes Available Now For Zombicide: Black Plague

It’s bad enough that there’s humans that have been infected by the zombie plague. Then you’ve got the wolves coming after you as well. But this time around, the zombie plague is going airborn (of sorts) as now even the crows have succumbed to the foul magics of the necromancers and are seeking to devour the flesh of the living. It’s going to take some stalwart heroes to face down this menace and make the world safe for the not-un-dead. And that’s just what we have with the new Zombie Crowz as well as the Guest Artist Boxes now being available for Zombicide: Black Plague.
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Zombicide: Black Plague Expansions Now Available

The Kickstarter campaign for Zombicide: Black Plague had a lot of Kickstarter-exclusive expansions and add-ons for it. But that’s not to say that all of it was Kickstarter-exclusive. Several of those expansions were slated for regular retail release. And, as you know, I always love to see that sort of thing happen. And that’s just what is happening with Hero Box 1, Zombie Bosses, and the Paul Bonner Special Guest Artist box.
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Friday Snippets

It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my place for Guild Ball (gonna teach a friend that’s been wanting to learn since Adepticon). But before I head out, I’m going to have an appetizer of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New 360 Video Posted by Red Panda Miniatures, UNITS – Post-apocalyptic Loot Cards on Kickstarter, Gale Force 9 demos Tyrants of the Underdark at Origins Game Fair, The Army Painter Running Zombicide & Wulfsburg Painting Bundle Deal, Biohazard Game Contest Happening Now, New X-wing and Armada Accessories from CorSec Engineering, Kromlech Weekend Promo Announced, and Dust USA At Origins.

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Zombicide: Black Plague/Massive Darkness Crossover Set Add-On Added to Kickstarter

Well, hopefully by checking out the Massive Darkness rulebook, you’ve seen that Massive Darkness and Zombicide: Black Plague are different games. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to crossover between the two. It just takes a bit. That bit is now available as an add-on in the Massive Darkness Kickstarter campaign.
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Day 1 at CMON Expo

It’s been a great day here at the CMON Expo. Lots of cool stuff going on. Lots to see. Lots to do.

What? You don’t believe me? I thought we were better friends than that. But fine, if you want photographic evidence of the awesomeness, that’s alright. I’ve got you covered.
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Zombicide: Wulfsburg Expansion Now Available

I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand, walkin’ through the streets of Soho in the rain.
Ok, being fair, I’ve never been to London, and thus, never to Soho. Maybe someday. I hope I don’t run into any werewolves, though. And while you might run into a werewolf in the Wulfsburg expansion to Zombicide, you will run into zombie wolves (and the wolfbomination, which is pretty close to a werewolf, but not exactly one), which is probably worse.
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Zombicide Companion App 3.0 Now Available

A lot of people love Zombicide. To help you play, a companion app has been around for a while, but this version updates the User Interface to be more user-friendly. It does away with the need for a lot of the various extras and sundries of the game. It has a virtual equipment card deck, a virtual player dashboard, an action manager, and even virtual dice. Well, the 3.0 version of the app is now available.
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Zombicide Black Plague Now Available

The zombies are invading! The zombies are invading!
Zombicide Black Plague is now available online and at local retailers near you. This new set takes Zombicide in a whole new direction by putting it in a whole different place and time. Gone are the modern shopping centers and hospitals. Now you get peasant huts and dark, brooding vaults. This isn’t your old Zombicide, it’s Ye Olde Zombicide.
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Friday Snippets

This first full week of the new year went by really fast for me. Did it go by fast for you? Though I’m sitting here in my Friday shirt, I was still a bit surprised when I looked and saw, “Oh, hey, it’s time to schedule up Friday Snippets. … I thought it was, like, Tuesday or something.”
But Friday it is. (Woot! Woot!) So Snippets it shall be.

Today’s bite-sized stories include: The Broken Token Releases Zombicide Organization Sets, Kalmbach expands reach with acquisition of Rather Dashing Games, Nexus Miniatures Posts News Updates, Kromlech Releases Morbid Beast “Chimney”, Kabuki Models Taking Pre-Orders For Second Wave of Star Vixen, Meeple Source Kickstarter Happening Now, Techno Bowl Helmet + Team Preview #1, and Thundercloud Miniatures webstore reopens.

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Guillotine Games Posts Black Plague Rules Online

We all know that I think it’s great when a company posts the rules for their games for free online. To me, it shows trust in their product. “We know you’re going to love the game. Just read it for yourself.” It lets people try out a game before they decide to buy it. Well, Guillotine Games has posted up the rules for Zombicide: Black Plague online for you to check out.
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Zombicide Ultimate Survivors #2 Pre-Order Live For A Limited Time

Fighting zombies isn’t easy. There seems to be a never-ending wave of them and eventually you’re gonna run out of bullets. Fighting them makes one tough. And the heroes from the first Zombicide game have been fighting zombies for quite some time now. As such, they’ve leveled-up (besides, you know, leveling up in the game as you play, that is). CoolMiniOrNot is now taking pre-orders for Zombicide Ultimate Survivors #2.
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Friday Snippets

Welcome to Friday, ladies and gentlenerds. We’ve made it here once more. Congratulations!
It means the weekend is just about here. Time to rejoice.
It also means we have a batch of bite-sized stories to bring to you now. Let’s dig in.

Today we have: Arena Rex new release: Hagal, Dead of Winter Roberta Plum Promo Available From Plaid Hat Games, New Black Plague Zombicide Paint Set From The Army Painter Coming Soon, New Dawrves from Scibor, Kromlech New Release – Gentleorc Heads, New Maneuver Dials for X-Wing From Fantasy Flight Games, Dragon Queen finally available From Kabuki Models, Little Orc Wars: Human Troopers Available From Skirmisher Publishing, New Wild West Exodus Previews Posted, Cul-De-Sac Conquest Kickstarter Campaign – Week in Review, and Relicblade: Adventure Battle Game Inbound.

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Midweek Snippets

Hello and welcome to the middle of the film! Err… I mean, week. Welcome to the middle of the week. It’s Wednesday. It’s also the start of Autumn (or Spring). Pumpkin spice everything! That includes today’s bite-sized stories.

This batch includes: Pathfinder & Q-workshop Metal RPG Dice Set on Kickstarter, Avatars of War: Amazon Warrior Princess Released, Hardwood Dice Accessories from Three Tree Studio, ArmiesArmy 15mm Pegasus VTOL preorders, The Army Painter Announces New Warpaints Zombicide Black Plague Paint Set, Wild West Exodus previews from Outlaw Miniatures, Serious Poulp To Launch ‘7th Continent’ Board Game on Kickstarter 9/29, Arc Markers Coming Soon From Tabletop-Art, Eaten by Zombies expansion coming to Kickstarter, Vengeance Miniatures, a New Line From Dark Art Studios, and The Lowry Agency Announces Their New Quick Sell Video Series.

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CMON Gen Con Day Three Video

Saturday was everything one would expect from Gen Con. The hallways were certainly filled with gamers, geeks, and nerds of all type. All sorts of awesome things were happening. Too many to just have still photos cover it all. Thankfully, there’s video, and CMON has a Day 3 video wrap-up they’re showing off.
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CMON Video From Day 2 at Gen Con

The CMON booth was once again a big hive of activity. The World of Smog: On Her Majesty’s Service and The Grizzled joined Blood Rage from the day before as sell-outs at the show. People are simply gobbling up these games like crazy. (personal note: I love The Grizzled. I tried it out at CMON Expo last month and really need to get a copy for myself sometime soon)
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Video Coverage from CMON from Day 1 of Gen Con 2015

Gen Con is fully underway now. The first day went by in a flash. The energy in the air was palpable. Everyone I’ve talked to agrees that this year is much busier than last. When the doors open, there’s a huge rush as all the eager gamers head to the various booths in order to get the latest and greatest. One booth that attracted a lot of attention was CMON’s. With lots of new games available for the first time, the line quickly wrapped around the whole double-booth that they have.
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CMON Posts Gen Con Pre-Releases and Events Schedule

I told you that gaming companies were going to be putting up their announcements and such for Gen Con. Well, here’s another one. This time around it’s CMON. They’ve posted up both their pre-releases they’ll have at the show, as well as the various events they’ve got planned.
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New CoolMiniOrNot Twitter Account And Contest

Social Media. It’s everywhere. I know I’ve mentioned before that when I originally signed up for Facebook, I had to have my Kansas State University e-mail address verified. Now, look at what I do. I deal with social media all day. It’s basically my job (since I get a lot of stories from Facebook and Twitter, and TGN is “simulcast” on our own Facebook and Twitter feeds). Well, CoolMiniOrNot has a brand new Twitter account. In order to quickly grow their followers base, they’re having a contest.
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Final 24 Hours of Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter

The end is nigh! The Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter will end in just 24 hours (that’s 8pm, Eastern, on July 6th, for those of you that see this not immediately at posting time). As expected, the total just keeps on rising, having crossed over $3 million and still going. There’s bunches of unlocked stretch goals, meaning the base pledge has a lot inside it. There’s all sorts of Survivors, lots of different types of Zombies, and even several different Abominations coming to the apocalypse party.
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CMON Posts New Zombicide Releases

With the Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter campaign winding down (or winding up, depending on how you look at it, with all the unlocks expected in the next couple days), you might have forgotten about the original Zombicide game. Maybe the Medieval form isn’t quite for you. Maybe you prefer the present-day zombie-hacking. That’s perfectly fine. To help out with that, CMON has a new set of releases for the classic version of the game up on their website.
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Neal Adams Guest Box Added to Zombicide Kickstarter

The end is near! … Really, there’s only 3 days left in the Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter. But CMON and Guillotine Games aren’t just sitting back, resting. Oh no, it’s a sprint to the end, as they give it their all, adding even more to the campaign. This time around it’s another guest artist box. Also, cards can sometimes get ornery, so there’s a little gizmo to keep them all together.
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More Unlocks and Add-Ons for Zombicide: Black Plague

There’s less than a week left in the Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter campaign. That generally means that we’re about to see a big ramp up in backers and pledges, which means more unlocks and add-ons are coming. But that’s not to say that there’s been no action in the past couple days. Oh no, sir. There’s still been plenty going on.
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Unlock the Monsters and Add the Doors

You’d think you’d unlock the doors, but when zombies are around, you’re more likely to want to add more on. This goes extra-true if there’s an Abominalpha running around. Both of these things are the case over in the Zombicide: Black Plague Kickstarter campaign. Continuing to surge right along, they’ve unlocked two new stretch goals (Thundergut and Abominalpha) and have added on new 3D doors as an optional buy.
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