Game of the Dead

The Walking DeadIf you’ve seen it, the hit zombie TV series The Walking Dead on AMC is pretty darn thrilling, what with the beating and eating of skin and the last of the uneaten trying to stay alive long enough to not become dead. But the best part is that it’s happening to them and not us. Sure, we’ve all thought about what we’d do to survive a horde of zombies trying to chow down on our buttsteak (I’d throw water balloons filled with pee on ’em). But since an undead apocalypse is a few years off, we’ll just have to live vicariously through The Walking Dead’s survivor’s attempts at surviving.

Hold the boat – thanks to Cryptozoic Entertainment, you can immerse yourself in even more zombie drama with the new Walking Dead board game. It comes with everything you’ll need to cope with the undead – except pee balloons.

The Walking DeadHere’s the official description: “In The Walking Dead board game, only the strong survive. The weak turn into walkers, and then turn against their former friends! Fight your way through zombie-infested Atlanta with your fellow survivors. Grab some weapons to clear a path. Visit destinations like the department store, old folk’s home, and the CDC. Find the tools you’ll need to live another day. Take on the role of Rick, Andrea, or one of the other hapless survivors and scrounge for sweet weapons like a shotgun or crossbow. Keep your eyes open for new allies, but watch your back! When supplies start running low, it’s every man for himself. If you can make it back to camp with enough gear to defend yourself and those you still care for, you win!”

“Should you fall to the hungry horde of walkers, the game doesn’t end. When a player dies and becomes a walker, they leave the world of the living behind and seek out the remaining survivors. Spring surprise attacks on the living, cause the walkers to frenzy, or contaminate the survivor’s supplies. Put the bite on your former friends and they’ll join you in your pursuit of the living. The fate of the human race is in your hands, either as a survivor or a walker.”

I’d rather be a walker. Good exercise.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead board game will run you $39.99. That’s a small price to pay for some sweet zombie action. Warning: the game is designed for those 13 years or older. So if you’re 12 or younger, go back to playing NeoPets or Monkey Quest until you can mentally handle eating human flesh.

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