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After the initial 3 seasons of Zombicide, the folks over at CMON decided to take the franchise to a different location. The previous games had been set in a modern world, but what if the zombie infestation happened in a medieval fantasy setting? Thus, Zombicide: Black Plague was born. Continuing their look through the history of Zombicide, they posted an article about this ye olden times version.

Zombicide 2nd Edition is coming to Kickstarter very soon. But where did it all begin? I actually remember being here on TGN when that first campaign launched. Back then, we weren't 100% sure how we were going to do coverage for these new-fangled "crowd funding" things. Different times, for sure. In this first part of the series, CMON looks back at the first 3 seasons of Zombicide and how the game changed during that time.

The latest batch of releases are available from CMON. There's Foodies, where players own their own food court and must fill it with fabulous food stalls. There's Zombicide: Invader, where players are looking to survive the alien infestation on PK-L7. And then there's a pair of Hero Boxes for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, one each for Free Folk and Night's Watch.

There's a big announcement for you. Zombicide, one of the most-loved cooperative zombie survival games, is getting a new edition. Taking all the innovations that CMON and Guillotine have been working on over the past 7 years, the original version is getting an update.

In the deep recesses of space, on the planet PK-L7, the future of humanity's energy needs was met with Xenium. However, the passive aliens that also inhabited the planet suddenly turned murderous. Now, it's a race to get off the planet for the Survivors in Zombicide: Invader, the latest incarnation of the game. You can pick up your copies in just a couple days.

Yes, you read that right. IDW and CMON are teaming up to bring you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Zombicide. They had some issues when the sets first were announced, but things look like they're working better now. You can head over and pre-order your sets now.

CMON and Xplored have announced the Teburu Gaming System. It's a new evolution in gaming technology that melds the electronic and the physical in new ways. Utilizing an electronic board and RFID chips in miniatures, as well as smart dice, players' actions and rolls are automatically registered by the gaming system and displayed on the main screen while player's individual smart devices show a player's personal dashboard.

A whole new crop of releases are available from CMON. They've got Gizmos, a family-friendly board game. Then there's a pair of Zombicide: Green Horde expansions in the form of Friends and Foes and No Rest for the Wicked. Topping things off, there's the Stark vs Lannisters 2-player Starter Set for the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game.

You've fought zombies in the malls. You've fought them in the morgues. You've fought them in the prisons. You've fought them in castles. You've fought them in hedgerows. You'll soon be fighting them in space. But this new Zombicide lets you fight zombies in an all-new way. CMON has announced a new Zombicide Role-Playing Game.
This is a pretty big release month for CMON. They've got two core games and two expansions, split up between some of their more popular games. There's the latest version of Zombicide in the form of Green Horde. There's also the Rise of Moloch core box. The expansions are for Lorenzo il Magnifico, as well as Bloodborne: The Card Game.
Zombicide: Invader takes players far from the Earth. A mining colony on a backwater planet is being infested by Xenos that have been altered by a foreign fungus, turning them into merciless killing machines. The main type of Xeno you'll see are the Workers. They may be weak, but they have strength of numbers. And we get a look at what they'll look like in this preview.
Zombies! In! Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
Ok, so they're not really zombies. They're aliens. Aliens that have been infected with some form of horrific disease that are causing them to go berserk and attack anyone and anything close by. The citizens and soldiers on the mining out posts on planet PK-L7 (put there to mine for a new energy source) will have to fight against these waves of creatures in Zombicide: Invader, the latest installment of the cooperative survival horror game from CMON and Guillotine Games. It'll be hitting Kickstarter on April 10th.
You ever have one of those days where you wake up, get going with doing things, then look at the clock and are like, "Whoah! It's already 7pm!! How'd that happen!?!" Yeah, that was my yesterday. I woke the same as any other day except a voice was in my head... Ok, no voices in my head, but I did get started on various things, then realized that goddamn, it was late! So you didn't get your reviews yesterday. So I'm making up for it by posting them early today. Don't worry, this won't become a regular thing.

Anyway, today we have: Elder Sign: Omens of the Pharaoh, Zombicide: Green Horde, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, Listit, Draconis Invasion, Dice Throne, Palm Island, City of Gears, Stuffed Fables, Pandemic: Rising Tide, V-Commandos: Secret Weapons, Planet of the Apes, Indian Summer, When I Dream, and Gaia Project.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.

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.
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.
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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