Recap of Friday’s “Zombicide” Game – “Some Kind of Bad Michael Bay Movie?”

I don’t get to do recaps of pub trivia games since there is no pub trivia going on right now! There really isn’t much of anything going on in pubs these days, unless it’s a customer picking up some growlers of beer, or maybe a carryout order of food.

All of that said…my “quarantine partner” (aka husband Mike) and I have been passing the time on some evenings killing imaginary zombies by playing the “Zombicide” board game! Here’s a little “recap” of last night’s “Zombicide” adventures… And we kind of mixed up the movie genres a bit – horror (vis a vis zombies) – and sci-fi (transforming robots). Bad movie you say?

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Yes, that’s a “Transformers” miniature (Barricade, to be specific). More about those in a bit!

We used a mall-based scenario with one police cruiser and two “pimpmobiles.” One of our “survivors” was called “Jacksonville,” and is based on Woody Harrelson’s gun-crazed, Elvis-loving, Twinkie-loving hillbilly character in Zombieland, and its sequel – Zombieland: Double Tap.

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Tallahassee…I always enjoy playing this character in “Zombicide.” Role-playing  isn’t required for “Zombicide,” but it makes it much more fun!

At one point, he drew the “Bill Murray” cameo card, and for a short time Mr. Bill was driving the police cruiser around, so he got to pick the tunes. So he was blaring “I’m Alright” by Kenny Loggins – and also the theme song for Stripes. By the time Jacksonville was driving again, he picked some Elvis tunes. The Asian character Amy was deeply offended when someone thought that it would be a great idea for “her” song to be “Kung Fu Fighting.” She didn’t mind that the next track was “Battle without Honor or Humanity” by Tomayasu Hotei.

Also we used miniatures of Decepticons (Barricade, Brawl, Bonecrusher and Starscream) in place of the zombie “abominations.” The back story was that the ‘bots were going to try controlling the zombie armies and eventually the world – so of course they had to be eradicated. Jacksonville said to the other survivors at the beginning of the adventure that he’d heard that there was a problem with killer robots at the mall, but everyone else said that he just watched too many bad Michael Bay movies. He was able to dispatch the killer ‘bots by using a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). Good times!

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