Zombicide has been around for a while now after a very successful Kickstarter and the game takes on the role of up to 6 players battling against the undead as they try to complete objectives. One of the features to Zombicide is the number of expansions you can get to improve and extend the game. Zombicide Black Plague is one of these and changes things up by heading for the Fantasy setting back in the Middle-Ages.
The base game is not cheap and neither is Black Plague but a lot of attention and quality has gone into both products. From the player tokens, the player cards, the zombie tokens and map tiles. Everything has a lot of detail in the design but also care in the construction, nothing is cheap when you are playing either game.
That being said, not everyone is used to paying £70 for a board game, so new gamers might be put off by the cost. You should give it a chance though and read our review below and see what you think.
Much like the base game, Black Plague is a game about killing zombies and working as a team to hopefully survive. In this version of Zombicide, you play as wizards, dwarves, fighters and more fantasy based characters. Each with their own weapons, abilities, and uses in battle and exploring the 10 different missions that are available.
Luckily, if you have played the previous base version of the game a lot of the rules are the same and helps speed up the process of learning. Each mission is based on a set of modular map tiles that gives a good amount of diversity for each playthrough to feel different.
Zones are marked on each tile and players can use their action points to perform different actions like moving, searching for equipment, opening doors or trading equipment and swapping their weapons.