The Zombicide Juggernaut Rolls On With A $5 Million Haul

June 28, 2017 by redben

The Zombicide Kickstarter juggernaut rolls on and on. The fifth instalment of the series, Green Horde, closed at midnight (by the Queen’s time) last night. Last time out, Black Plague had given the franchise a new lease of life by relocating the setting from the modern day to a fantasy medieval one.

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It raised over $4 million, and in so doing became the most funded miniatures based Kickstarter campaign, and second overall in the tabletop category behind Exploding Kittens.

I had wondered whether Green Horde would be the first Zombicide campaign that didn’t raise more than the previous one as the novelty of the new setting may have worn off a little, plus Black Plague had done stupendously well.

But, nope. Nope.

Hitting New Targets

It appears we hadn’t remotely hit the ceiling for Zombicide as Green Horde clocked in at $5,004,494. Almost a full $1 million more than Black Plague managed. It’s the fourth tabletop Kickstarter to crack the $5 million mark as Kingdom Death: Monster and Dark Souls have both topped that figure since Black Plague.

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Nor is it the case that CMON hit this figure by squeezing the existing fanbase for more money per pledge. Green Horde pulled in over 27,000 backers, which is over 6000 more than Black Plague managed, and more than twice what Season three pulled in the time before. Unsurprisingly, it’s comfortably a new record for the franchise.

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With Kingdom Death: Monster having closed its campaign this calendar year, and another CMON campaign, Rising Sun, recently topping the $4 million mark, this looks set to be another record year for tabletop games on Kickstarter.

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"It appears we hadn’t remotely hit the ceiling for Zombicide as Green Horde clocked in at $5,004,494. Almost a full $1 million more than Black Plague managed..."