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Johny Boy Inactive Member01 Dec 2012 8:31 a.m. PST

I'm looking for a fun Zombie orientated game over the christmas break for mates to play who are rpg players but not figure gamers. Which of the two of the above would you recommend?
Basically looking for Walking Dead as a game with figs. Any thoughts on Crooked Dice's 7tv, Zombie TV?.


BrotherSevej01 Dec 2012 8:48 a.m. PST

Last Night on Earth. If you could live without the tactical aspect, City of Horror.

listlurker01 Dec 2012 8:58 a.m. PST

I've not played zombiecide, but LNOE is a great game. Play it with non gaming friends every year and have a hoot. A rich narrative and easy rules, recommended


Fighting 15s01 Dec 2012 9:02 a.m. PST

I've played Last Night on Earth but not Zombiecide. I enjoyed Last Night because the banter about and between the different characters adds more of a dimension to a zombies game than, say, the relentless killing in Zombies! (which I found a bit tiresome). But then I am a former roleplayer.

For example, Sally the High School Sweetheart is the only character to have survived every scenario we've played, win or lose. But, after spending a "last night on earth" with a near zombie, her morals are now considered doubtful by all the players. :-)

We've found all the scenarios in Last Night a challenge for the heroes (the Manor House scenario seems impossible to win as the heroes), and with extra characters and scenarios in the expansions, and online scenarios, the game is probably slightly better resourced than Zombiecide at present.

Curious fact: I was recommended the game as great fun by a girl who was dressed as a pirate. She was right.


Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member01 Dec 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

LNOE is at least fairly challenging for the human side, and the zombie player has a chance to win. Zombicide is ridiculously easy out of the box, although some of the online scenarios are better. Zombicide is purely coop so there's no competitive element involved, it's just you trying to solve the tactical puzzle of the scenario. That may or may not be a plus, depending on your group.

If I had to pick one to play, LNOE. Zombicide's got much prettier components and the basic game engine is pretty clever, though if you can find or make better scenarios for it it would be superior, albeit only slightly.

Cherno01 Dec 2012 9:22 a.m. PST

If you like competitive gaming, LNoE. If you like to play Coop or solo, Zombicide :)

Lfseeney01 Dec 2012 11:57 a.m. PST

LNOE feels li,e a movie, the Tember Peak is update rules, with exp and such.

Fun game.

auton1 Inactive Member01 Dec 2012 12:43 p.m. PST

Lots of extra scenarios for Zombicide plus the rules in PDF format are up on the Guillotine Games website

Arthur Chance Inactive Member01 Dec 2012 2:36 p.m. PST

LNoE has more of a story feeling to it. Zombicide is more like a first person shooter. Both are fun, and deserve to be in your collection, but I've had more enjoyment from LNoE than Zombicide, so would recomend LNoE. Also worth getting Growing Hunger as an expansion for LNoE

Warmaster Horus01 Dec 2012 4:01 p.m. PST

Why not both? Ton of great Minis and rulesets are a bonus. :) Ive got both and bought them primarily for hordes of minks but my seven year old loves the LNoE rules.

Warmaster Horus01 Dec 2012 4:02 p.m. PST

Minks=minis …damn kindle

Stewbags Inactive Member01 Dec 2012 5:35 p.m. PST

The minis match up very well, which is a bonus.

LNOE is a great game, zombiecide is on the wish list……

Greenfield Games01 Dec 2012 7:02 p.m. PST

I like them both, but Zombicide does the hordes of zombies thing better.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2012 9:26 a.m. PST

Minks are indeed vicious foul tempered beasts……

Johny Boy Inactive Member02 Dec 2012 5:10 p.m. PST

Thanks to all, the basic request was Walking Dead with Dice, so with that in mind have opted for Last Night on Earth, starting with the basic game and then hoping to expand with Timber Park. Cheers one and all

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2012 8:59 p.m. PST

Check out the free set on yahoo The Dead walk Again.

Ark3nubis Inactive Member03 Dec 2012 3:38 a.m. PST

I've written my own zombie game, started about 4 years ago now, didn't know a thing about Walking Dead before about 13 months ago, and yet it seems to fit the outline of my game well! I might post on here to see what people think.

Johhny Boy, let us know how you get on, it sounds like you and I are after a similar sort of gaming experience (campaign, character style progressive, rather than a 'pop-corn' style mash up, although that's fun too!

Cheers, Ark

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