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Go to the Sentinels of the Multiverse page
Go to the Zombicide: Toxic City Mall page
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Go to the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game - Core Set page
Go to the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (2ed) page
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Go to the Zombicide: Toxic City Mall page
97 out of 104 gamers thought this was helpful

One of the best things about Zombicide is that you’re able to tweak the difficulty to suit your needs. This is due to who you’re playing with and how you play. For my friend and I, we originally liked it to be as hard as possible as we seemed to be dominating, however as soon as a third person was added to the mix we found ourselves splitting up with a whole new side of competition between everyone instead of tactical cooperation.

To be honest, Toxic City Mall doesn’t add a whole lot more to the original. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty to get you excited about, however the gameplay doesn’t change a whole heap as apparently it does with Season 2.

New zombies (with new cards) as well as new skills and a few new game mechanics (such as barricades and new buildings) is enough to make this worth getting if you’re a fan of Zombicide. The new element of toxicity makes it slightly harder considering you need to seriously stay away from the newer green models. If you’re not patient enough and try to fight zombies too early on in the game without decent weapons then the toxic zombies can be a serious problem, but otherwise aren’t too different from the original problems you encounter (such as reactivations).

Only half of the maps are playable without Season 2 (which I thought was odd) however the new tiles add a whole lot more of customization to maps and missions if you desire.

If you’re gonna buy this expasion for anything it will be the new survivors. After seeing the promotional characters online for ridiculous prices, buying this expansion for the 4 extra characters seems actually pretty worth it. The survivors you choose at the beginning of the game does in fact affect the entire mission so having more options is absolutely where players can feel like they’ve made good decisions and take more satisfaction away from this game.

The zombivivor mode is a cool little addition where if you die you still get to fight until you die… even more, however getting to the mode does feel a little disappointing since finishing with no wounded cards is a complete win in our eyes. And as always, there’s so many new rules which follow all the new content which, as you already know, can be time consuming looking up however since the Zombicide community is growing you can find what you’re looking for reasonably easily.

All-in-all definitely worth a buy before Season 2. Works as an expansion should so don’t expect massive changes, but enough changes to keep you excited about the game 🙂

Happy Zombie Hunting!

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Zombicide

73 out of 80 gamers thought this was helpful

I won’t bore you with the details of setting up or my thoughts of each individual little piece and artwork. I will simply give my overall impressions of the game.

I’m not sure whether or not it’s because i’ve been getting into co-op games lately, however this must be one of the most stylistic and immersive games i’ve ever played. Most things seem to make sense in this game (except certain balance tweaks, such as only being able to search once per turn); all the best games also do this, however I feel this is important to mention.

The dice rolling (to attack zombies) is always balanced (per weapon), and you feel like you must utilise the best weapon for every situation, and they all have their perks (except fricken Pan). However since ‘chance’ is a reasonably big part of this game it puts a lot of focus on the actual strategy and movement. Straight off the bat on our very first game (after tutorial) we were discussing options and planning our tactics together as a team. This is the cooperative taste that you just cannot get from most competitive games.

The real beauty for me was the zombie mechanic. Each of the basic 4 zombie types are scary and unique. The runners can catch you quick, the fatties require better weapons and there are just so many fricken walkers all the time. The shuffled zombie deck will decide which zombies will spawn before your next turn. I absolutely love the way the zombies ‘clump’ together to form bigger groups. This makes it a realistic simulation of how zombies will react to different physicalities such as sound, sight and their own movement. Have a giant clump of zombies together on your tail means that you’ll need to keep moving forward, and fast (be wary of the runners!), however a split group either side of you means you’ll have to decide whether to fight, run, bust open a door or all of the above.

You also can’t argue with the constant flow of new maps which are exciting and well thought-out. Everything about this game makes me excited to play more. I want to try harder levels and even design a level myself, because there’s nothing cooler than fighting your way through a level to the exit, then on the very next level finding yourself completely surrounded which then changes your objectives.

Overall a very, very cool game that’s replayable and feels quite realistic.

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Risk

9 out of 17 gamers thought this was helpful

This game isn’t bad as a board game, however it is much better on computer. The elongated system of rolling dice over and over again can be a bit tedious however the computer version makes it a lot simpler.

The board game only makes me want to play one game, before putting the board game back on the shelf and waiting another year, however on computer (or even iphone!) I found I was playing over and over again with friends.

I understand the old system of using a board to play this game however I feel it’s one of the better games that has been ported to computer based games. If you want to set up and play a classic board game of risk then this is one of the better versions of the game, however I feel more modern gamers want something a bit more out of their board games than simply a whole bunch of pieces and dice.

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Go to the Sentinels of the Multiverse page
50 out of 66 gamers thought this was helpful

The problem with a lot of card games these days is the fact that you actually have to beat your friends, or lose to your friends for that matter. What makes Sentinals of the Multiverse so refreshingly different is the fact that you can take a break from the more competitive board games and strategies to actually work together as a team.
Similar to COD Zombies or any other wave defense co-op games, there comes a point where people just enjoy working together instead of against each other.

For those people saying it’s too complicated for a card, I completely disagree. In fact compared to the game of thrones card games it’s much more simple. I do agree with the fact that it can be very annoying to keep track of the damage and health of characters, however using the ipad or dice makes it easier.

If you’ve played other complicated card games you should be able to jump right in and have an enjoyable time.
Lack of card variety might be the only problems for me, however with the amount of expansions available there is a huge amount of heroes you’re able to use which is really encouraging.

All round a pretty unique game with huge possibilities. If you’re looking for a CO-OP game rather than a battle game then you can’t really look too much further.

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Go to the A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (2ed) page
53 out of 64 gamers thought this was helpful

This board game works great as a game as a whole. Although plotting to take over land and defeat your opponents, you must all work together to defeat the wildlings who will attack every so often. This aspect adds a level of comfort as you all have external forces to think about.
That being said, the game isn’t overly complicated to understand (definitely watch the 20 minute youtube video which explains most things) however like with most games the finer details must be sought after in the rule book or online.

We played a three-player variant which meant that half of the board wasn’t actually able to be used (which we didn’t know until half-way through; please be aware!) and it only took us a couple of hours to set up and finish an entire game!

For those who have played the card game, you might be disappointed in the lack of characters however the detail of the map and locations should tickle that part of your fancy.

In conclusion this is my favourite of all the Game of Thrones games because of the Risk elements plus the external force of the wildlings.

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Go to the A Game of Thrones: The Card Game - Core Set page
69 out of 98 gamers thought this was helpful

I’ve played the HBO condensed version of this game and also the Game of Thrones board game prior to trying to particular game.
We played the three player version and it wasn’t amazing, only due to the fact that there is a huge amount of knowledge and alertness you need to actually complete a legal and intentional match. There are so many details (such as tile card effects) which can be so easily forgotten about or overlooked that there was multiple instances of backtracking.
Figuring out the small details such as the icon pictures can be time consuming; needing to flip through the rule-book to hopefully land on the right page or to google the answers we seeked meant the game was staggering and had many small pauses throughout. I’d definitely recommend watching a video on the rules before even attempting to set up the cards.

I feel like there are many better card games out there, and compared to the board game, the complexity means it’s just too steep of a learning curve to enjoy it any time soon.

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Sherlock

6 out of 15 gamers thought this was helpful

Okay so this game isn’t similar to many other card games i’ve played. The concept is SO simple you’ll only glance over the rule book and be able to play straight away.
It’s basically a memory test. Great for ******** games or actually trying to improve your memory. Look at the cards, remember the cards, explain the cards.
If you’re not going for the ‘over-the-top complicated’ game, you can’t get much more simple than this.

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Go to the Monopoly Deal Card Game page
48 out of 92 gamers thought this was helpful

Really easy game to learn. Fans of monopoly will enjoy the quirkiness of this version however it does stray from the original rules slightly.
Colourful cards and the familiar monopoly wordings make it a comfortable game to play and the portability of it all makes it perfect for travelling.
I originally bought this game just as a novelty but we ended up playing it way past our overseas trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Go to the Game of Thrones: The Card Game page
4 out of 12 gamers thought this was helpful

This game can be quite fun and frustrating at the same time. It is a series of brutal attacks on each other that can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Although it is fun playing cards that are completely overpowering on both sides, it is usually based on luck of the draw and has very little strategy involved.
There are better card games out there, however the detail on the cards and the imagery is great for fans of the show. Each card makes sense for the character on it, and it can be exciting to get your favourite characters.

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