The Walking Dead has now spawned a board game, scheduled to release this summer. Published by Z-Man Games, The Walking Dead: The Board Game was designed by Keith Tralins of MegaGigaOmniCorp, Inc.
The game will feature the characters and situations from the comic book. “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,” said designer Tralins.
The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman is enthusiastic about the project: “We’ve done test plays of The Walking Dead board game at the office. I couldn’t be more impressed with Z-Man Games,” he said.
The Walking Dead: The Board Game will have a suggested retail price of $39.99.
The Walking Dead comic/graphic novel series is ongoing. The hit AMC series comes back for a longer 13-episode second season (see “Second Season for Walking Dead,” and “Kirkman Wants Charlie Sheen for The Walking Dead”) this fall.
Cryptozoic is producing trading cards (see “Walking Dead Trading Cards”); McFarlane is producing figures (see “McFarlane Toys to Produce ‘The Walking Dead’ Figures”).