Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 51
Total: 51
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: Stories Archive
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: News
07: Home
08: Stories Archive
09: Stories Archive
10: Home
11: Stories Archive
12: Home
13: Home
14: Community Forums
15: Stories Archive
16: Stories Archive
17: Home
18: Stories Archive
19: Home
20: News
21: Home
22: Home
23: Stories Archive
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Stories Archive
27: Home
28: Community Forums
29: Home
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Home
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Stories Archive
36: News
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Home
40: Stories Archive
41: Community Forums
42: Stories Archive
43: Stories Archive
44: Home
45: Home
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Home
51: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Board Games!!! › Board Game General › The WALKING DEAD (comic book) Board game (with pics)
The WALKING DEAD (comic book) Board game (with pics)

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexBoard Game General
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
td9993
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 461
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject: The WALKING DEAD (comic book) Board game (with pics)

Merlyn's has just received copies of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead, based on the comic book series, NOT the TV show. In fact, there will be a version of the TV show later this year.



The Walking Dead: The Board Game, from Z-Man Games and TBC, LLC for $39.99
The best part? You can play ONE - 6 players.



It contains original art by Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard and the game allows you to play people from the comic series like Rick, Shane, Dale or Andrea as you attempt to be the first player to successfully scout out three possible safe zones.



The game board is a map of northern Georgia with the city of Atlanta at the center and various locations in the outskirts. Player characters have designated start positions outside Atlanta and begin the game with 1 of each type of resource. Those being food, ammo, and gas. Dotted throughout the map are also various resource markers that players can attempt to collect.
Each player will then randomly draw one of six starting characters and one follower from a deck of 23 eligible. Each character and follower (also referred to as survivors) has a special ability and a die or set of dice representing their contribution to fighting and skill challenges.



There are 4 types of die in the game; 4 blue "hero" dice, 4 red "warrior" dice, 4 green "scavenger" dice and 1 black "ammo" die. As a player accumulates followers their die/dice are contributed to a total roll increasing the players odds of succeeding at challenges or winning in combat. Basically reflecting that there is better success and safety in numbers. Each colored die as a set number of either baseball caps for determining challenges, zombie heads to determine the number of zombies killed in combat, and wild symbol which can represent either. The black ammo die has only zombie heads and is used when a player opts to use ammo to assist in killing zombies.



You can then move up to three spaces, rolling dice based on your assigned attributes to deal with all encounters. But beware - every time you leave a space you must place a zombie token in that spot.
As you can see, Glenn (above) is making his way to the mall, but is leaving a wake of nasty zombie-ness. The more people to play the game, the more quickly the board gets covered in rotting black swarms of zombies. Also needed to survive in the game? Supplies. Namely gas, food and ammo!



Combat is direct and simple you roll your dice pool and try to equal or exceed the number of zombies encounter. After this roll and you do not succeed you can play one ammo resource and roll the black die. If you still do not succeed you can play yet another ammo and roll the black die again. Failure to the kill all the zombies means you will suffer damage equal to the number of surviving zombies. These are called fatigue markers in the game and any survivor that receives 3 of these is killed an removed from the game. A player can distribute fatigue/wound marker to themselves or to any of their followers.

Using the black ammo die has its disadvantages though, anytime you roll and get the "blam" the sound of the gun attracts zombies and a zombie marker is placed in every adjacent hex to the player.



Atlanta itself (above) is full of useful supplies, but it's also a fiendishly perfect place to get trapped as you can see that there are only a few spaces that allow you to enter and/or exit.
Scouting locations becomes progressively difficult as the game evolves. Each location card lists the challenges based on what order it is scouted in. If the first location has already been scouted by a player then the next location would use the second location for scouting and so on.




The nice thing about the game is that you can play a session in under an hour and because luck is involved, no one person dominates the game.
The game board itself is canon to the comic series and actually had to be approved by Robert Kirkman himself. It represents how Kirkman sees the layout of the areas he's written about and it's the first time anything from the comic has been officially mapped out.

This is the perfect game to try out before our big WALKING DEAD Season 2 premiere party on October 16th.


_________________
Listen and read the 1940's adventures of Martin's Raiders

Watch The HANGAR BAY SHOW - It's not the nerd-cast you deserve, it's the one you need!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexBoard Game General All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54

New Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Collectibles, and More!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Apr 04, 2018 at 18:33:48

Forgebane!
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Mar 23, 2018 at 23:27:09

Star Wars Legion Now Available!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:12:43

New Graphic Novels!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Mar 21, 2018 at 19:05:37

Check Out Our Star Wars Legion Demo!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Mar 17, 2018 at 00:00:22


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1527
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars