CMON Launches Zombicide: Green Horde Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 30th, 2017
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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.

From the campaign:

Zombicide: Green Horde is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players that is both a standalone game, and fully compatible with Zombicide: Black Plague and its expansions! Players control a party of medieval fantasy survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombie orcs controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, learn spells, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experienced they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies rise to face them!

The Kickstarter campaign is running now and is set to go for another 28 days.

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  • odinsgrandson

    Right now, they’re sitting at 1.1 mil for the first day- but the first day isn’t over yet.

    I’m thinking it will make 1.5 or more for the initial burst- and then triple that total for a grand total around 4.5 million. That puts it in the same ballpark as the previous medieval Zombicide game.

    Now- if this initial burst ends up being larger, there’s definitely room for that (Zombicide is a fun game, so it can grow).

    • Ghool

      I’m very ‘meh’ on this entire campaign.
      Although Prince and Thulsa Doom look fantastic.

      • odinsgrandson

        I can see that. So far, it mostly looks like a “more of the same” to expand Black Plague. Which is a big shift from Black Plague- which really shook up Zombicide.

        One thing I am wondering- what’s the endgame when you’re doing dead musicians as Zombicide Characters? Do you finish with John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix or Kurt Kobain?

        • DB

          “Oh, no, not The Carpenters.”

          • Davos Seaworth

            Why do orcs, suddenly appear, every time you are near? Just like CMON, they long to grab, Kickstarter cash…

          • odinsgrandson

            Or Peter, Paul and Mary bring in their pot-smoking dragon.

    • odinsgrandson

      And the results are in at 5 million. So my estimate was $800,000 shy this time.

      With Gloomhaven, the x3 prediction ended up being just a little high (by something like 300k). It still seems like a decent predictor, but there seems to be some fudge factor that made Zombicide do a million dollars more than Gloomhaven.

      Both games are well received games with good reputations returning to kickstarter. GH and ZC are on opposite ends of two Kickstarter spectrums. GH has no add ons and no exclusives, while ZC has tons of exclusives and tons of add ons. In addition, Gloomhaven had no real stretch goals at all (making it practically unique among overfunded board game kickstarters).

      Add ons tend to account for a lot of the end rush of a kickstarter (the last few days often don’t have tons of new backers so much as tons of people adding money for all of the add ons in the world).

      I’m not sure whether exclusives increase a campaign’s numbers all that much (with things like GH, Super Dungeon and Dark Souls doing fine with no exclusives). CMON is on the far end for exclusives, making large amounts of game content exclusive to the Kickstarter edition of the game.

      The most observable difference this makes is to the resell value of the Kickstarter. I’m not sure, but it is possible that people buying the game on speculation increase the end rush.

  • hvedhrungr

    It’s Orks this time, so you can’t even make a dead horse joke tying into the theme. Green dead horse, maybe.
    Another kickstarter I won’t back, mainly because I don’t like CMON after the earlier flustercucks. Really, CMON, Queen Games and a few others are treating kickstarter like a preorder platform. That attracts a lot of shady people with a “me, too” attitude. I still maintain that this very bevaviour will lead to the demise of crowdfunding in the long run.

    • odinsgrandson

      The dead horse is now a unicorn.

  • odinsgrandson

    Did they really add a unicorn?

    Really?

    • capnginger

      It’s the undead version of Chromatis the Mad Unicorn, which was the last stretch goal for Massive Darkness.

      (I’m not saying that makes it better, just that there’s sort of a reason for it.)