The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense Available Now!

By Sara Erickson

Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of original and licensed games, and AMC continue their partnership with the release of The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense. Based on the second and third seasons of the incredibly popular Walking Dead TV series, The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense will require survivors to work together to outlast the zombie onslaught. 

In this co-operative game, players take on the roles of Rick, Glenn, Daryl, Michonne, and other characters. The Survivors are on the hunt for Walkers and must defend four key Locations in order to stay alive: The Farm, The Prison, The Town, and The Highway. Using oversized Location tiles, the map board is built at random each game, providing for great replayability. At each Location there is a Resource deck of 25 cards: Equipment, Allies, Food, or Ammunition. These decks are also placed at random locations, further adding to the replayability. Each player trades off turns being the Leader, who decides where everyone goes in order to survive.

“I think Walking Dead fans are really going to enjoy the cooperative gameplay, especially with the “leader” twist” said Cryptozoic game designer, Matt Hyra. "As leader, you decide where everyone moves that round and you grant the team the benefit of your character’s unique Leader Ability. The leader role changes every round. This gives each player the chance to shine by making good decisions that can really affect the outcome of the game. However, if you don’t think the leader made the right decision, you may “defy” him by spending a Food resource to move to an adjacent location.”

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Season 4 premiere recently aired with 20.2 million viewers, gaining the distinction of biggest non-sport telecast in history. For over a year now, this incredible series has been breaking records and winning awards including the Golden Globe for Best Television Series (Drama) and The Writer's Guild of America Award. With the recent announcement of fifth season deal, The Walking Dead will continue to be a favorite among the coveted 18-49 year old demographic. 

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. It tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. 

The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense is now available in hobby stores, and on Cryptozoic's e-store. For more information about The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defenseclick here. Keep up to date with exclusive contests, promotions and game information on Cryptozoic Entertainment’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Toshirauma's picture Sara Erickson

Sara Erickson is Cryptozoic Enertainment's National Hobby Channel Manager and has worked with Cryptozoic since March 2012. She has been in the industry for over 7 years and currently owns Rook's Comics and Games in Montana. When she's off the clock, Sara spends her free time playing new games and chatting with customers at her store.