By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano
11:18 AM CDT, October 21, 2013
Halloween is almost here and the hit show "The Walking Dead" is back on the air, so what better way to combine the two than by playing some zombie-themed games over the holiday weekend?
New to store shelves is The Walking Dead-themed MONOPOLY game that is currently being distributed exclusively to comic shops. Here are the details on the game from Diamond Distributors:
The Walking Dead MONOPOLY® Game is Available Now
The Walking Dead Board Games are Available for Purchase at Comic Book Specialty
(Baltimore, MD) –(October 21, 2013)- Exclusively from Skybound, Kirkman's imprint at Image
Comics, and Diamond Comic Distributor — MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition game is now available to purchase in comic book specialty shops. Based off The Walking Dead comic from Robert Kirkman, the game put a post-apocalyptic spin on the traditional Monopoly, giving fans the opportunity to live out the comic by fighting for their own property, and avoiding zombies with each players turn.
Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition delivers a classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play. Players fight for, and then must fortify the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives. The game takes over the characteristic of The Walking Dead as the properties all correspond with the series landmarks such as the prison cells, Greene Family farm house, Woodbury, and more locations while game tokens resemble key items from the series such as Rick’s sheriff hat, bucket of body parts, the telephone, and the R.V. Instead of using money to purchase property, players must trade in essential supplies such as food, ammo and fuel to gain more territory on the board or to place a guard tower or wall instead of the standard houses and hotels, to secure their properties from invading zombies. 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!
Get Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition at your local comic shop today. Additional
The Walking Dead merchandise including comics, apparel, toys and, collectibles can also be
purchased at comic book stores or through Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Find a local comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to get the games, and have fun defending your territories from the undead.
As a fan of the show and supporter of my LCS, I'm intrigued by this strategy. Placing the game in the hands of the LCS market is obviously meant to benefit shop owners who may be struggling in today's market. But my question is whether fans will make the trip, or try to order the game online?
Does this edition of MONOPOLY appeal to you as a fan of the game or The Walking Dead? Will you be making a trip to your Local Comic Shop to pick it up?
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