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Zombicide: Green Horde Hits Kickstarter and More in Our Weekly Board Gaming Roundup!

Zombicide: Green Horde Hits Kickstarter and More in Our Weekly Board Gaming Roundup!

Welcome back to Geek & Sundry’s weekly recap about the latest tabletop game news, as well as a few related items that you may enjoy. This week, we’re kicking things off with the wildly successful Zombicide: Green Horde Kickstarter campaign, the Dungeons and Dragons streaming event, a Star Trek Adventures limited edition set, a hidden chapter of Monopoly‘s role in World War II, the many strategies of Catan, the rise of Google’s AlphaGo, a Cash N Guns mod that’s perfect for summer, and more!

Let’s begin!

Zombicide: Green Horde

Zombicide Green Horde Characters

If you thought fighting medieval orcs was hard, try doing it when the orcs are freakin’ zombies and even tougher to kill! This week, the follow up project to Zombicide: Black Plague hit Kickstarter, and as of this writing, Zombicide: Green Horde is already closing in on $2 million in funding after just a few days! Green Horde is a standalone game that can also be played in conjunction with the previous Zombicide title and expansions. It certainly appears to be a worthy sequel that pits players against wave after wave of zombie orcs that only get stronger with time.

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until June 2018 to get our hands on Zombicide: Green Horde, but the Kickstarter is running until Tuesday, June 27. If you want to get in on the action early, head over to the campaign page and make a pledge!

Dungeons and Dragons

D&D Mass Combat 1

There’s a new Dungeons and Dragons storyline kicking off in September, and some of our Critical Role stars are in Seattle today to take part in the Stream of Annihilation, a two-day, live streaming event on the D&D Twitch channel. Several of the best D&D players will take part in live games with the new storyline and accessories, as the Wizards of the Coast creative team shares more details in exclusive interviews and previews. This is the start of a major Twitch push for D&D, and you can watch it happen today from 10:00am PST to 10:00pm PST, then come back tomorrow, at 10:00am PST for another 12 hours of D&D content!

Star Trek Adventures

STA Feature

We were already excited about Star Trek Adventures, but the new Borg Cube limited edition box set has us lining up to be assimilated! But you’ll have to wait until June 8th to place your orders from Modiphius. Resistance is futile, although we’re not sure what this is going to cost yet. But it’s such a beautifully designed set that we almost want it just for the visuals. Within this package, you’ll find everything you need to play the game and more. For the full details, check out our preview.



As much as we love the newest tabletop games, Catan will always have a special place in our collective hearts. And apparently there are at least 143 strategies that you can use to conquer the game. Board Game Analysis has posted the third part of its Catan examination. It’s a pretty deep dive into the game, but if you’re looking to get the edge in the next round of Catan, then you should definitely read it.


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Monopoly has been one of the most popular board games for the better part of a century. But did you know that Monopoly was used to help prisoners of war escape during World War II? Salon has posted a fascinating excerpt from Tristan Donovan’s It’s All a Game: The History of Board Games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan. In the preview, Donovan explains how the British government found ways to make Monopoly into escape kits by including real currency with the game’s fake money and even silk maps that were hidden in the game board itself. This actually sounds like a great way to turn Monopoly into a movie. It’s All a Game was published this week, and you can pick up a copy here.


Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, has already beaten Go world champion, Ke Jie. Now, Google wants to see if AlphaGo can help beat cancer and make other scientific discoveries. It sounds like science fiction, but this is really happening. Dechan Chronicle is reporting that Google engineers believe that AlphaGo has become smart enough to do what it was originally designed for and help scientists achieve breakthroughs that might otherwise be impossible. It’s a pretty fascinating glimpse of the future, which should be fine as long as no one decides that Skynet is the next thing that should become a reality.

Cash N Guns

Want to beat the summer heat? The YouTube channel, Late to the Table, has posted a method of converting Cash N Guns into Cash N Water Guns, with water resistant pieces and cards, as well as actual water guns. It’s a pretty clever change, and we’re probably gonna need it this summer.


To close out this week’s column, we’re sharing a new comedy/gaming video from Actualol: Board Game Couples Therapy.

Which gaming stories captured your imagination this week? Let us know in the comment section below!

Image Credits: CMON/Wizards of the Coast/Modiphius/Catan Studio/Hasbro

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