Now I won’t be making chainsaw sounds with my mouth 😀
Dungeon crawling action has been a tabletop staple for years. A few years ago, CMON created a Kickstarter craze with a little known game called Zombicide.
I backed the original, and it was fun enough. I even painted most of the minis. To be honest, I ended up giving away seasons 1 to 3 though.
The core ideas are sound, but mechanically Zombicide missed a few beats for me. The extra seasons and the new types of Zombies only added to a bit of a mess. It was largely the huge amount of downtime between turns and contradicting rules that turned me off.
Now, I have Zombicide Black Plague which fixes a few of those issues, but it’s still a slog to get to the table. Coupled with getting at least 2-3 others to play a game that is a bit ‘meh’ for a couple of hours, and it just doesn’t get played.
That may change over the next few days. Asmodee Digital has released Zombicide for iOS and Android, and by all accounts, it should be available later today!
Bit of single player pick up and put down zombie killing sounds pretty good to me, and the base game has 40 missions to play through.
For the table, Secret Unknown Stuff: Escape from Dulce and the like will hopefully take this spot. But on digital, to pick up and play through an essentially turn-based video game? That sounds great!
Check out the trailer below:
The timing couldn’t be better for this release. With most of my gaming all packed up ready to move, a new mobile diversion sounds great 🙂
**UPDATE: Found it! If you search for Zombicide: Tactics & Shotguns it appears in the respective stores. Google play link is here.
I will be picking this up as soon as I can to try it out. By rights, it should be available now, but I couldn’t find it on the Google Play store yet, so hopefully, that is fixed by tomorrow.
Long term though, I hope this is another game that makes it to the Switch – I think that would be better for a game like this. Time will tell!
Once I have played a couple of games, I will let you know how it all went!
Until next time,