Toy Fair News:
At Toy Fair Cryptozoic Entertainment unveiled two new games based on AMC’s hit TV series The Walking Dead
including a new full size board game tentatively titled The Walking Dead: Road to the Prison Board Game
(MSRP $40.00), which is due out in September. The Road to the Prison
game is a completely new game, a cooperative rather than competitive game that deals with the events from Seasons 2 and 3 of the highly rated cable series. As Cryptozoic COO Scott Gaeta told ICv2, "The new game is not an expansion to our original Walking Dead
board game. It’s a totally separate game with all new game play." Cryptozoic’s first Walking Dead
board game has been a huge hit with sales of over 100,000 units (see "100,000 'Walking Dead' Games
The first of Cryptozoic’s new Walking Dead
games to hit the market won’t be the board game however, it will be The Walking Dead Card Game
(MSRP $15.00), which is due in April. Designed by Wolfgang Kramer, who has won numerous Spiel des Jahres
awards, the new Walking Dead Card Game
uses a version of the point-scoring mechanic that Kramer designed for the Deutscher Spiele Preis
-winning 6 Nimmt
, which Gaeta told ICv2, "is a perfect fit, because The Walking Dead Card Game
is basically all about scoring points. In the game you play one of the heroes from the show and you kill zombies to score points."
The innovative Walking Dead Card Game can accommodate 2-6 players (ages 15 and up) in "Hero" mode, and up to 10 players in the party game-friendly "Survivor" mode.