Day 1 started with a morning breakfast on the Rockingham foreshore, followed by a leisurely 2 hour drive to Dunsborough for our lunch stop. Then another 45ish minutes and we found our house for the next week.
The house is great. We were expecting a bit more isolation, but in retrospect it is probably better. The view is amazing with full glass walls along the main living/gaming area, giving awesome panoramic views whilst gaming or typing on your laptop. With expected storms over the next few days, we are anticipating awesome views to come!
Once we settled in and had a celebratory drink, a few of the boys decided to go and throw the frisbee ring around. Chatting to a local they directed us to a nearby park, so we set off to explore the nearby area.
We eventually found the park which was on top of a hill, with an awesome view of the nearby ocean and surrounds. We ended up throwing frisbee as the sun set. Life was pretty great.
Frisbee by sunset.
Returning to the house we sorted out dinner and cracked out a game of 9 player UNO to kick off the night.
Dinner was eaten and games were cracked out.
Half the group got stuck into some 6 player munchkin (with all expansions) with a treasure dungeon first up leading to some very geared up heroes. Aary ended up winning this grueling 4 hour game by stacked decking a germ off someone who was about to win and killing it to win the game.
While this was going the remaining players cracked out a 4 player game of zombiecide.
First game saw a quick and easy win to the survivors, leaving enough time for a second game.
Game 2 was much closer, playing the "Zombie Police" scenario. This scenario sees the survivors Nick, El Cholo, Wanda and Doug attempting to get to a bunker, needing to collect certain objectives before opening certain doors to get into the bunker.
The game started well with two chainsaws located early, leaving 2 of the characters culling the zombie population whilst the other 2 set off to try and get the first objective to access the first door. Doug and Wanda were able to clear the building the objective was in, allowing Wanda to help out El Cholo and Nick while Doug went and got the first objective.
This left Doug isolated and dangerously close to going to Orange level, however Doug had found twin sub machine guns so was pretty happy.
The other 3 characters cracked the first door, finding an abomonation in the building!
This left the group trying to clear the room, grab the second objective to unlock the bunker and dodge the abomination. Meanwhile, Doug kept his head down in the opposite building, waiting for his time to move.
The 3 characters managed to keep avoiding the abomination, with Nick's tough keeping the group alive. However, they couldn't get enough distance away from the abomination without dying horribly to nearby zombie hordes. Worse still the group had got to the orange danger level, so the zombie horde was just increasing.
Doug finally decided to make his move, making a break for the nearby police car. Unfortunately the zombies had other ideas...
Doug in trouble.
Luckily Doug managed to get in the car before the zombie horde destroyed him, enabling him to drive and pick up the 3 survivors as the zombie horde closed in. The survivors then drove around to the bunker, dodging fatties and abominations while they chainsawed, macheted and sub machine gunned out of the car to clear the way to get to the goal.
By the end of the game all players were in red, making it the first 4 player game I've played where we have got to red and won. We managed not to take a wound (thanks to the goalie mask and Nick's tough) but there were a few turns were zombies taking an extra turn would have wrecked us in one swoop. Probably my favourite game of zombiecide to date.
The only downside of Zombiecide is I got an email on Tuesday saying "Wave 2 of zombiecide season 1 is in the mail to you" which would be the extra 6 or 7 survivors of season 1. Unfortunately this meant it wouldn't make it in time for the holiday. Doh.
So now I type this on the morning of day 2. We have plans of not JUST gaming the whole time (until it storms at least) but still will no doubt play many games today.
The group is already into their second game of Fluxx, a card game which starts out with 1 basic rule "draw 1 card, play 1 card" but gradually has more rules added as people play down cards.