Review: The Walking Dead Board Game

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 8-May-12 | 11 comments
The Walking Dead Board Game title

The Walking Dead Board Game is fast paced zombie-game about survival. Cryptozoic’s game appeals to a wider audience than other zombie-games. Its light mechanics and connection to a mega popular tv series make it the kind of game that will bring new gamers to table.

The mechanics are fairly straight forward but it is not easy to survive. Newbie gamers will certainly have fun and fans of the series should definitely check this game out.

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Game content warning

Please be aware this game might not be suitable for all gamers. The game contains graphic and gory images from The Walking Dead TV series on AMC.

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Football Fan
MERCS fan
Canada
The Gold Heart

To bad this game was a let down, it cold have been so good.

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Sweden
Bard

@Gil My thoughts precisely. I am huge TWD fan (graphic novels, novels, and TV-series), but this game simply isn’t worth your while.

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Mask of Agamemnon
Paladin
The Gold Heart
Cooperative Game Explorer

Simple and fun game. Great to play in the late afternoon or before a game more “heavy” in the rules.

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Petroglyph
Explorer - Level 3

I was wondering about this one. Thanks for the info.

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Gamer - Level 4

Boring game with silly rules and mechanics… Huge fan of TWD series…it was so disappointing, my expectations was so high!

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Phoenix Clan - Legend of the Five Rings
Pet Lover

I really, really love the show so why no Daryl Dixon playable character? His crossbow is in the Scrounge deck. Lame.

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Legend of the Five Rings Fan
Spider Clan - Legend of the Five Rings
Went to Gen Con 2012

I looked into this game and was not too impressed. Another poster mentioned that Flying Frog would have made a good version and I wholeheartedly agree. A zombie based board game without zombie minis is not really screaming good time. With so many other zombie based board games out there already, Last Night on Earth and Zombies!!! are just two I can think of off the top of my head, I will be passing this one by.

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Count / Countess
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Cryptozoic Entertainment fan

This game sold out at Wondercon (a large comic convention and sibling of San Diego Comic Con).

It could be said that this game is a non-euro gateway game.

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I play orange
Miniature Painter
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Intermediate Reviewer

It looks as simple and silly as Talisman.

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USA
Platinum Supporter
Petroglyph
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

I find both Walking Dead games to be disappointing. I love the comics and TV show… I wish Flying Frog would have created a version. I think they could have done a great job. Maybe they will someday.

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Went to Gen Con 2012
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Big fan of the show. Cant wait to see what happens next. Appreciate your review. A roll and move game does sound a little boring, but I love theme & I love this show. I think it could work for me.

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