Last week we played the expansion of ‘Last Night on Earth‘ – entitled ‘Growing Hunger’ – for the first time.
The expansion offers new Heroes, new playing boards, new cards for both Hero and Zombie players, several new scenarios and a new set of Zombie figures.
We played one of the new scenarios – ‘Plague Carriers’ – in which the heroes have to kill 7 ‘super zombies’ in order to win the game. These 7 zombies are in addition to the usual zombie forces, and so it’s possible that the heroes can be facing up to 21 zombies on the board at a time – not nice.
Needless to say, we all died horribly.
Whilst there is no doubt that this new expansion makes for a better game, I’m still not sure just how good a game this is in the long term. It’s a great game if you play the zombies, as you always have lots to do…but I think the hero players get a bit short-changed by comparison.
I think I’ll have to play it again before I can finally make my mind up.