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Monday, October 28, 2013

NEW The Walking Dead Board Games!

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


More and more everyday I hear more and more about the hit show, The Walking Dead! If you know a zombie lover or you love the Walking Dead, then you are going to be thrilled to learn about two new games just for fans like you: MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition!

Zombies are massing to make a run at your real estate and they’re bent on world domination in updated takes on the classic game franchises, Monopoly and Risk. Brought to you by USAopoly under license by Hasbro, Inc. —and available exclusively from Skybound, Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, and Diamond Comic Distributor — MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition games will both be available this week at your local comic shop!


Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition delivers a classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play. Players fight for, and then must fortify the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives. The game takes over the characteristic of The Walking Dead as the properties all correspond with the series landmarks. Instead of using money to purchase property, players must trade in essential supplies to gain more territory on the board or to place a guard tower or wall instead of the standard houses and hotels, to secure their properties from invading zombies.


This completely customized game features six collectible tokens, optional speed play and a fight to the finish!

Currency has been replaced with Supplies. Houses are walls, Hotels are Guard Towers. Chance cards become Scavenge cards, and the Community Chest cards are Supply Chest cards. Income Tax has been replaced with Herd, the Luxury Tax has been replaced with Protection. Other changes include:

Tokens:

  • Katana
  • Rick's Hat
  • R.V.
  • Lucille (Bat)
  • Telephone
  • Bucket of Body Parts
Utilities:

  • Generator
  • Running Water

Railroads:

  • Horse
  • Motorcycle
  • R.V.
  • Truck
Brown Properties

  • Downtown Atlanta
  • Atlanta Survivor's Camp
Light Blue Properties

  • Cynthiana Police Department
  • Harrison Memorial Hospital
  • Rick's Neighborhood
Magenta Properties

  • Prison Block C
  • Prison Block A
  • Prison Courtyard


Orange Properties

  • Greene Family Farmhouse
  • Greene Family Barn
  • Wiltshire Estates

Red Properties

  • Downtown Woodbury
  • Woodbury Fight Arena
  • Woodbury Hospital

Yellow Properties

  • The Hunters' Base
  • Father Gabriel's Church
  • National Guard Station

Green Properties

  • The Kingdom
  • Sanctuary (Savior's Base)
  • Downtown Washington, DC

Blue Properties

  • Alexandria Safe-Zone
  • The Hilltop Colony

These changes puts players right into Robert Kirkman's world when they play MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition.


In RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition it’s a fun, new twist on classic Risk game play. USAopoly will debut a brand new map set in the Southeastern region of the United States where players battle and scavenge for their very lives within 32 territories. Fighting for survival at every turn, gamers must not only fend off attacks from the living that compete for precious, limited resources, but they also must maintain their self-preservation from the unrelenting hordes of the undead that would feast upon them.

Zombies, also known as “Walkers” in The Walking Dead, will populate areas of the map and will continue to randomly spawn at the start of each players turn providing increased danger for the players. A new deck of "Supply Cards" will add strategy, fun and flavor to this classic tabletop game and “Event Cards” which reference story events from The Walking Dead provide players with challenges with potential rewards and penalties to create even more suspense filled interaction. The tokens, dice and cards represent essential The Walking Dead items that are used to strategically plan and execute plans of attack and build defense throughout the game. Gamers can expect a fast-paced game of attrition and survival, where this time—the last man standing wins!


The game duration mirrors that of RISK: 2210 in that the game ends and scoring occurs after a period of time and not with one player controls ever territory. This speeds up game play and minimizes the duration an eliminated player is “out of the game.” However, the ability to play classic RISK and the corresponding rules will be provided.

The game board is a map of 32 territories grouped into 6 zones. Each zone is a different color and contains 4 to 7 territories. The map is re purposed from the “SCHWARZWALD” from the RISK: Factions Facebook game for vetted balance and playability.

This map was chosen for several reasons. The Walking Dead takes place in a rural region of the Southeastern United States. Because travel is so difficult, there can be no “sea lanes” or waterways as the region depicted is land-locked. The“SCHWARZWALD” map is a perfect foundation for The Walking Dead.


* DICE: The game will come with five six-sided dice (three red for Attack and two black for Defense).

* PLASTIC PIECES: There are two unique sets of pieces in two different colors in the game.

* TROOPS: Each of the 4 survivor groups has two different pieces representing troops. All troops function the same, the pieces simply represent different amount of troops. Players use their troops to take over and control territories.

* Survivors: Single human Survivor = 1 troop AND Truck = 3 troops.

* Walkers: Single Walker = 1 troop AND 3 Walkers on the same plastic base = 3 troops

So continue the The Walking Dead fun long after the show ends with these two great new games: Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition!

Buy It: You can purchase both games at a comic shop near you by. Search for the nearest store at www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. (RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition arrives 10/30, so look for it then!)


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* Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

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