Hasbro has been one of the most successful toy and game manufacturers for decades, and the company has created a number of games that turned into household names over the years. Risk is one of the company’s oldest and most popular games as it let players battle against each other for world conquest and domination.
A variety of versions of this classic game have been released as tie-ins for various movies and television shows. The newest entry to the series is The Walking Dead Risk Board Game and is based on the wildly successful TV show about a plucky group struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse.
It was released in September 2013 and you can get a Walking Dead Board Game here.
Let’s take a look at some of the features
The classic Risk game featured a map of the entire world and let players fight each other for control of the whole thing. The Walking Dead version maintains the same principle but carries over into the universe of the show. It will feature the southwest region of the United States and include most, if not all, of the show’s most recognizable landmarks, such as the CDC, the city of Atlanta, Hershel’s Farm, the Highway, and more. All the mainstay characters will be included, and players will be able to fight amongst themselves for control while fending off the oncoming hordes of rampaging zombies. In addition to maintaining the classic game play style, the game also adds a new deck of Supply Cards that add new layers of strategy.
When released in late 2013, the game retailed for $49.99. Currently, (September 2016) depending on the game purchased, today prices on Amazon range from $18 to about $40.
Things We Like About The Walking Dead Risk Board Game
The companies Diamond and Alliance have previously created themed editions of Risk, all of which have been very popular. This version promises to continue that trend and give new and old players an intense and involved playing experience. The fact that the Walking Dead Risk Board Game maintains the classic game feel while updating it to a modern day, zombie-themed experience is a great idea.
Things We Did Not Like About The Walking Dead Risk Board Game
At the original price of $49.99 the game was not cheap. Bear in mind that all Risk games are complex, involved and time consuming which may deter some of the more casual fans of board games.
Fans of the Walking Dead show and the classic game will love this Walking Dead version!
Is The Walking Dead Risk Board Game Worth the Money?
$49.99 certainly seems a lot for a board game. But this Walking Dead Risk Board Game is not a small by any means. The board is huge, and it includes a number of game pieces, cards, and other devices.
Today you may well pick up a copy for a lower price if you look around some of the online stores.
The game is available online at retailers such as Amazon and offline at major department and toy retailers like Toys R Us and Walmart.
More Customer Reviews for The Walking Dead Risk Board Game
Released in late 2013, it still continues to be popular today (September 2016) among fans of both the classic Risk game and the TV .
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