Toy Fair News.
Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors have secured exclusive hobby rights for Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition
(MSRP $39.99) and Risk: The Walking Dead Survival Edition.
The zombie-themed editions of these perennially popular board games will be released in the fall of 2013. These Monopoly
and Risk Walking Dead
editions are licensed directly from Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead
comic book published by Image Comics and the graphics they utilize in packaging reflect the license’s comic book origins.
Alliance and Diamond have secured exclusives on these sorts of themed editions of mass market board games in the past. For example in 2011, Diamond and Alliance had the hobby market exclusive on Risk: Legacy
, a version of the game that allowed gameplay to "evolve" over multiple plays (see "'Risk: Legacy'