The Walking Dead continues to expand into new media, including toys and videos games. You can also add board games to the list, as Skybound Entertainment and publisher Z-Man Games officially announced the development of a board game based on The Walking Dead. Continue reading to see the official press release and box art...
"SKYBOUND and Z-Man Games are proud to announce the launch of Robert Kirkman’sThe Walking Dead Board Game, based on the hugely popular comic book series.
Arriving in late summer 2011, The Walking Dead Board Game gives fans the opportunity to play Rick, Shane, Andrea, and other favorite The Walking Dead characters as they deal with zombies, collect supplies and pick up the pieces of their lives.
'It’s an absolute pleasure to play in the rich, incredible world that Robert Kirkman has created,' said Keith Tralins, game designer and president of MegaGigaOmniCorp, Inc. 'Our goal was to give players the chance to feel like they had to survive in that world, with an unrelenting swarm of zombies at their heels. I believe we've achieved that goal.'
Robert is excited to let his fans jump into the world he created, 'I've always loved board games, but never knew they could be this cool! We've done test plays of The Walking Dead board game at the office, and the game play scenarios ring true to what Rick and the other survivors face in the comic book. I couldn't be more impressed with Z-Man Games.'
Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Board Game is published by Z-Man Games, designed and developed by MegaGigaOmniCorp, Inc. and To Be Continued, LLC. For 1-6 players, ages [13+]. $39.99 on sale late Summer 2011."