Diamond Comics the Distributor for The Walking Dead Graphic Novel is all about maknig a buck. Who isnt? Their latest way to milk a dollar from the ridiculously popular Walking Dead is to release a Monopoly and RISK Game. My response to this is UGH and awesome all in the same sense.
In The Walking Dead Monopoly Zombies are massing to make a run at your real estate and they’re bent on world domination in The Walking Dead RISK Edition. Both games are to be released this September but are available for pre-order now.
Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition delivers classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play. Players vie for, and then must fortify, the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives. There’s only one victor that will outlast the others – whether living or undead – when all is said and done. This completely customized game features six collectible tokens, optional speed play and a fight to the finish!
Honestly my reaction to Walking Dead Monopoly is why? I have a Monopoly board game in my closet that has been collecting dust for years and as awesome as The Walking Dead is I am unclear on how it makes an aging gaming concept fun again. Unique concepts cant make Monopoly cool again, can it?
In RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition (Diamond Item Code: APR132230: SRP: $49.99) it’s a fun, new twist on classic Risk game play. USAopoly will debut a brand new map set in the southeast region of the United States where players battle and scavenge for their very lives. Contending for survival at every turn, gamers must not only fend off attacks from the living who compete for precious, limited resources upon which their survival depends , but they also must maintain their self-preservation from the unrelenting hordes of the undead that would feast upon them. A new deck of “Supply Cards” will add strategy, fun and flavor to this classic tabletop game. Gamers can expect a fast-paced game of attrition and survival, where this time—the last man standing wins!
As much as I just ranted about Monopoly not making any sense the thought of a Walking Dead RISK game is extremely tantalizing. I remember drinking beers and playing RISK with my buddies when I was in school and the thought of revisiting one of the most iconic board battle games with zombies from The Walking Dead is pretty tantalizing.
What are your thoughts on the two new games? Will you buy them? [ Photos via TheWalkingDead ]