Night of the Living Dead board game coming next year

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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CMON Limited, the company behind the popular zombie board game and RPG Zombicide, is set to continue working in the zombie sub-genre, as they have acquired the license from Living Dead Media to create "branded board games and associated play accessories (including miniature PVC figures, board, dice and tokens/coins, cards)" based on the film that created the zombie sub-genre as we know it, George A. Romero's 1968 classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

CMON's VP of Media Development Geoff Skinner had this to say about the deal: 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the quintessential zombie movie. It’s an honor to work with such a property, and we are excited to be able to partner with Living Dead Media and Image Ten on creating a game worthy of the movie’s legacy."

Steve Wolsh, CEO of Living Dead Media, added:

Living Dead Media and Image Ten are proud to partner with CMON to bring legions of fans a new way to experience Night of the Living Dead. And, Living Dead Media will be honoring George A. Romero by donating a portion of its profits to the newly formed George A. Romero Foundation known as GARF."

CMON will be working with Evolution USA LLC, the licensing and brand management agent of Living Dead Media, on the game. Travis Rutherford, Partner/Chief Revenue Officer at Evolution, said we can expect the game to be "a fitting addition to a legendary franchise", and that the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD board game will "be hitting gaming tables all over the world next year".

I don't often play board games, but so many cool horror properties have been getting the board game treatment lately that I'm starting think I should get in on this. The chance to play a version of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is definitely very enticing.

Source: CMON

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