Monday, 30 September 2013

Zombie Survival Weekender VIII - Halloween Special

Zombie Survival Weekender VIII is the final Zombie Survival Weekender event of 2013 and the last event at the introductory price of £20!

This October Zombie Survival Weekender finishes its third year with our biggest and scariest event ever, and... they are raising the maximum number participants from 50-100! It's already looking like it will be a full event!

Zombie Survival Weekender's Halloween Special, is taking place on 26-27th October and is being held at what looks set to be The ZSW official Head Quarters for next years 26 week campaign!

The Halloween Event is the usual mix of Survival training, Horror Live action Roleplay and a party in a variety of exciting and beautiful places in South Wales. isolated islands, creepy woodland, sand dunes, castles, mountains.

ZSW VIII will follow the typical format which includes:

1 - Costume - It's Halloween! Go wild! (Although nobody is allowed to dress as a Zombie)
2 – Survival Skills Share
3 - Live Action Zombie Survival Horror Game.

She may have dated the captain of the football team, but now she's one of them!

Hot food, drinks and snacks will be served. There is ample free parking and camping space included and the events take place across 40 acres of scary woodland, overgrown fields, farm buildings, mini-palisades and sandbag bunkers.

The ZSW team will be serving hot food for just £2.50 per person, offering a Chili-con-Carne and a Vegan alternative option.

With a 26 week campaign lined up for 2014 now is the time to get started and be prepared for next year.

Find out more at Zombie Survival Weekender and book now at Zombie Shop.

Thursday, 26 September 2013


We've been playing quite a bit of Zombicide at Zombie Shop HQ recently and we have to say that all in all we love it. It's at least as good as Last Night on Earth and rather than replacing it, it adds a new slant. Last Night on Earth is set in small town America, Zombicide brings the zombie action to the city streets!

Zombiecide was a bit of a Kickstarter phenomenon when it went live in 2012 it over-funded by £761,000.

Yes, that's right, over-funded by £761,000! This was perhaps due, as many Kickstarter projects are, in part to the superb graphic style and perhaps the fact that we gamers can't get enough Zombie action!

There's always a worry that throwing money down on a Kickstarter project might result in a great looking but not so good to play game. No worries here though!

Zombicide is a well balanced game that has clearly been well thought out and play-tested.

The components are top-notch (you get what you pay for and this is not a cheap game by any stretch of the imagination) 71 miniatures, including 6 survivors, 40 walkers, 16 runners, 8 fatties and 1 abomination.

All 71 miniatures are stunning.

The board is wonderful to behold.
Best of all, as far as we are concerned, Zombicide is co-op, so not only can you play it solo (a massive pus in our book), up to 6 players can take on the Zombie Apocalypse together. There are 10 scenarios in the basic game ranging from nice and easy to 'Oh-my-look-at-the-crap-o-meter' (with plenty more free scenarios available on the Guillotine Games Website), the Zombies are controlled by a pretty neat card deck and brings to mind Left 4 Dead as a board game. It is simple to pick up and the challenges the game presents mean plenty of re-play-ability

Our last game ended in tears for everyone... except the zombies.
Whilst the game was initially only available through the Kickstarter it is has been available on general release for some time and has been getting pretty rave reviews from gamers everywhere.

Zombicide is available now at Zombie Shop. Pick up a copy now, don't miss out on all the fun!!