Cool Horror Gear: A look inside The Walking Dead's Risk and Monopoly games

While we patiently await season 4 of AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead" to come back at us in October, we have a couple more "The Walking Dead" related things to look forward to, and they'll be hitting us even earlier, scheduled to hit shelves in September. I'm talking about "The Walking Dead" versions of the board games Monopoly and Risk, and we gotta look inside each for you below.

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—and available exclusively from Diamond Comic Distributors—MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition games are both slated for a September 2013 release. Robert Kirkman’s groundbreaking The Walking Dead graphic novels were #1 in sales for the past two years.

“We’re extremely excited to be working with USAopoly and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics in what promises to be two great games that are destined to be bestsellers for retailers,” said Bill Schanes, Diamond’s VP-Purchasing.

Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition (Diamond Item Code: APR132229: SRP: 39.99) delivers classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing gameplay. 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!

In RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition (Diamond Item Code: APR132230: SRP: $49.99) it’s a fun, new twist on classic Risk gameplay. 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!

Extra Tidbit: Will you be grabbing either (or both) of these games?



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