‘The Walking Dead’ zombifies new Monopoly, Risk editions

July 31, 2013 | 2:45 p.m.

The classic board games Monopoly and Risk are importing the imagery of Robert Kirkman’s hit comic book “The Walking Dead” for new “survival editions.”

The post-apocalyptic Monopoly update replaces posh properties like Boardwalk and Park Place with “Walking Dead” landmarks like the Alexandria Safe-Zone and the Hilltop Colony. Instead of using money to buy property, players deal in supplies such as food and ammo, and houses and hotels have been swapped for guard towers and walls to keep out invading zombies.

The game also includes six themed tokens, including Rick’s sheriff hat and Michonne’s katana.

The “Walking Dead” version of Risk, a game usually portraying world domination, scales down the arena with a map set in the Southeastern U.S. featuring 32 territories and six zones. Gameplay is based on the Risk: 2210 A.D. variant and includes scoring, a time limit and supply and event cards.

Zombies populate areas of the map and randomly spawn at the beginning of each player’s turn.

The game boards, boxes and accessories for both games, which can be seen in the gallery above, showcase the comic’s distinctive artwork.

The “Walking Dead” Survival Editions of Monopoly and Risk will be released in late September.

– Oliver Gettell

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