Carnival Zombie is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, following a group of characters who are fleeing on terra firma from a sinking city overrun by zombies. Players control this party of heroes as they fight their way to one of the possible escape routes out of the city. During the night they face restless hordes of zombies, while during the day they recover, move, or search for useful items and survivors.
REPLAYABILITY: 9 characters for 465 possible parties, 3 difficulty levels, 2 campaigns with 8 overall finales, 6 scenarios and 8 finales playable as scenarios, 16 bosses = over 450 hours of gameplay! Stretch goals not counted...
During the day, at first they move together as a group through the sinking city towards the finales locations, then each one spends the remaining hours in preparation for the night: building barricades, recovering from wounds, searching for items and survivors, or using his unique day ability. During the night, they face hordes of Infected and Boss: they have few actions to perform and their unique ability to survive behind the refuge barricades in a fast and furious firefight. Only by close cooperation they could have a chance to stand until the sunlight, when the horde retreats! If they’re attacked, they accumulate stress until becoming terrified! And if one gets too much stress.. that’s game over! Be ready to face the most stressful game ever!
The Boss lead the horde of Infected during the night. Each one of them has powerful unique abilities that combine creating some very nasty situation to face. If you manage to kill them, you’ll get powerful rewards, but you need to carefully cooperate with you team mates to survive!
Nightmare cards are used in two ways: at the center of the card is portrayed a random event that will affect your day, while at the four corners there are boxes used for randomization. Item and weapons can be collected in two ways: by actively looking for them during the day or by killing a Boss. Items and weapons can be persistent bonuses or just one shot items, some will affect the day, while others will help you during the night. All of them can be sacrificed to save you from an attack. Boss tarots are used to discover the dreadful enemies you’ll face at night and to remind you of those you could not kill, because they will hunt you every night after.
The 2nd Edition includes awesome new scenarios that will allow you to face totally new challenges! Some of the features that you will find in the scenarios are tutorial scenario, shorter & harder games, traitor mechanics, scalability (variable number of characters, one character for each player), competitive game, more dexterity game and night-only scenarios! Finales also can be played as stand-alone scenarios!
PILE OF CORPSES GAMEPLAY
In Carnival Zombie combat, you know exactly what you get when you pull the trigger: no dice is rolled. But when you shoot zombie, you cannot be totally sure that they will stay down.
So you have to pick up the cubes you just eliminated with firepower and drop them upon the Pile of Corpses tile. Those falling will rise again, still charging at you: the more you shoot, the more difficult the drop!
TERRAINS: OBSTACLES AND FORTIFICATIONS GAMEPLAY
You have to choose wisely where to face the night: the presence of fortifications will help you keeping at bay the horde, but you have also to be careful of the terrain, because the infected will take advantage from it to draw near more easily: you have to adapt your strategy to the environment!
You can find survivors while scavenging for items. They will follow you and help you during the night: although they’re not fighters, they can be precious allies in the times of need!
The DELUXE box will be available only during the KICKSTARTER campaign. It adds to the base box a double-sided game board and tons of new contents!
Fight your way into Mediolanum! Avoid Founderings or the Leviathan will show himself to unleash the horde upon you! Battle difficult increases as you move closer to the center, but there it’s easier to find the clues to descover the combintation needed to destroy the beast and run away from the city in 3 new unique finales with Leonardo Da Vinci’s machinery fleeing the horde, the boss or the Leviathan itself!
ÜBER WEAPONS GAMEPLAY
Über weapons have to be searched for during the day and recovered on the city map. Once you acquire them, they can be deployed during the night and used to unleash powerful abilities upon the incoming horde. Be sure to pull the trigger at the right time because Carnival Zombie is absolutely unforgiving.
We have a lot of new content that we would like to make: we need your help!
If we reach 1,000 LIKES on our FACEBOOK page, every backer will get 6 new object cards!
ARTWORK pledge notes
You will get one of the original pencil drawings made by Jocularis for Carnival Zombie. There are just 24 of these and they’re all different. Since they are unique, the first person to pledge will choose first, then the second person to pledge will choose next, and so on.
TOURIST pledge notes
Scientific evidence shows that the Zombie Apocalypse is a reality: it could come from rage virus, neurotoxins, spontaneous neurogenesis, nanobots or creepy fungus parasite brainwashing you. Anyway, we know for sure that the most likely origin will be the huge undead leviathan awakening beneath Venice or Milan. So what if Zombie Apocalypse hits just when you’re in Venice or Milan? Wouldn’t you like to have the best chances of survival? And wouldn’t your chances be higher if you could face the Infected with those that foresaw such Apocalypse and portrayed it into a boardgame? If you plan to visit Venice or Milan anytime soon, be wise: insure your life by purchasing the Tourist Pledge! By pledging for Tourist, we will be with you in Venice or Milan at a specific date and you will have the best chances of survival just in case the Zombie Apocalypse hits that very day! We will guide you outside the city to safety, ensuring that no harm comes to you: by pledging for Tourist, you’re pledging for you own life at a very discounted price!
By the way, if no Leviathan awakes freeing us from all “fight for your life” stuff, at least 2 of us will still meet up with you in Venice or Milan.
- We will meet at around 09:00 AM and will hang out with you until as late as 17:00 PM.
- We will visit some Carnival Zombie-related sites or some creepy unacknowledged locations: a Master graduate in History and a Master graduate in Art will show you things unknown to the most!
- You will be our guest for lunch in a traditional tavern;
- If you like the idea, we will playtest one of our games still under development with you (otherwise we could move on to our “creepy unacknowledged location” tour);
- We could also share with you our experiences here at ALBE PAVO and possibly give you some advice for your own projects, if you have any.
- You will also have an exclusive original artwork made by Jocularis.
CARNIVAL ZOMBIE was released by ALBE PAVO in 2013 and sold out in just 3 months.The 1st Edition received acclaim from reviewers and players alike.
The game is already completed as this campaign takes place. Agreement has already being signed for manufacturing and fulfillment. Project schedule is listed below.
The shipping cost will be added to your pledge, no further payments will be requested by us. Boxes will be shipped to our international hubs and from there directly to you. Shipping costs are listed below.
If you're pledging for more than one box, please add to your pledge the additional shipping cost listed above for any other box you're pledging for.
Please note we do not ship to Brazil. If you live in Brazil and you're interested in getting you copy, please see Partners below.
We have agreements for localization in the languages listed below. If you plan to buy a base box translated in your language, please wait for the general release.
Note for backers from Brazil: our local partner Funbox will open a preorder page just after this campaign ends. You will be allowed to buy a base box in English or Portuguese language at a cheaper shipping cost and without custom taxes. Please note that the deluxe edition will be available only in English. We do not ship to Brazil, so please order your copy from Funbox.
Note for backers from Portugal: if you plan to buy a base box in Portuguese language, please wait for the Funbox preorder that will be available just after the campaign. If you prefer and English box instead or a Deluxe box, please pledge here.
Risks and challenges
As we head into this campaign, the game is already set up for manufacturing, beside few details related to some stretch goal that we hope to unlock. We already have agreements with those in charge of production and shipping fulfillment. The estimated delivery date is Fall 2019. We do not expect any delay and our project schedule is conservative in terms of the time needed for follow-up after the campaign.
This is our first Kickstarter, but it isn’t our first production. So we are well aware of all issues related to manufacturing and shipping. We do not believe there is any reason this production will be canceled but, in the unlikely event that we are unable to deliver the game, we will be refunding all pledges in full. This project is being funded in EU and any refunds processed will be in EUR for the exact amount received in EUR, excluding any applicable fees.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By pledging to this Kickstarter, you acknowledge that the final look, materials, and rewards are subject to change and may differ from what is presented in this campaign. You agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order after receiving the shipping cost payment, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and that you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information, and ensuring this address is deliverable to by normal methods. We are unable to ship to P.O. Boxes.
If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release.
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