You can't have an unboxing without a box, right?
The enormous popularity of The Walking Dead graphic novels and AMC series have resulted in, wait for it… merchandise! Shocking, right? Every good geek franchise comes complete with a plethora of action figures, books, and other goodies that the fans can clamor over. So, this week I am unboxing one of the two Walking Dead board games at are currently on the market.
I loves me some Dale and his smelly RV, the unsung heroes of the series.
Not to be confused with The Walking Dead Board Game by Cryptozoic Entertainment which features the characters from the television series, Z-Man Games has chosen to stick with the source material and feature the original art of Charlie Adlard from the graphic novels. The quality of the game is stellar but I expect nothing less from Z-Man who also publishes Pandemic (the game that vexes us so!)
Tokens: Wounds, resources, companions, and a massive pile of zombies.
You take on the role of one of six main survivors: Rick, Shane, Dale, Glen, Andrea, and Tyreese (a character that I feel is sorely missed in the TV series.) You also start with one companion. The object is to collect resources in the form of food, gas, and ammo then scout three locations looking for a “safe” place amid the scores of zombies looking to feast on your flesh.
The rulebook is short and looks like a comic. A nice little touch that was not lost on me. I am a sucker for those little details.
Choose your weapon... well, they are assigned to you but whatever.
Each character is armed with their own dice pool based on the stats on their character cards. Among the multi-colored dice you will find: Hero, Warrior, Scavenger, and Ammo dice.
Thought I was done with the pictures, huh? Nope. You need an overview, duh!
I am looking forward to digging in and trying this one out. And being the
consumer whore fan that I am I will let you all know how it compares to the Cryptozoic Entertainment version once Amazon delivers it to my doorstep.