Hooked is the word, like a walking corpse on barbed wire. The Coolector would kill (zombies) to see more of its favourite AMC TV series The Walking Dead, based on the black and white American comic of the same name. Despite our love and admiration for its hot TV incarnation, we at The Coolector certainly appreciate its original comic embroidery and heritage. The fine comic artwork between artists Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard have no doubt been ‘tastefully’ adapted in all its gory glory for our TV pleasure.
For those that are unfamiliar with at least the TV series, The Walking Dead, created by writer Robert Kirkman, chronicles the lives of cop Rick Grimes, his family and other survivors in an world plagued by zombies (called walkers) – who’s population grows at each human death. Don’t get bit!
The story is a fight for survival, a bit like your working week really; the endless mind numbing meeting, the soul destroying traffic jams, the heart ripping train delays, even the irate customers and clients you just want to bludgeon. If you think about it, everyday we all have our own fight for survival, to make sure we don’t become, and join, the walking dead! Now, the everyday battle deserves its rewards, fun. And we at The Coolector believe Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition; an old classic, given a deathly flesh eating twist, is just the rest-BITE you all need.
For those Monopoly and The Walking Dead savvy, the game plays not too dissimilar to its originator. The difference being, the goal is not to accrue money and property for wealth, but to fortify and sustain your existence; currency is supplies, houses and hotels are walls and guard towers. The player pieces are a humorous tip of Rick’s hat to the comic book story, where players get to choose; Rick’s hat; Michonne’s katana; Negan’s barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat Lucille; Dale’s 1973 D-27C Winnebago Chieftain RV; a telephone; and a bucket of limbs. What The Coolector particularly loves about this board game is its artwork; true to the comic book style, which we think certainly keeps an air of class and style, making the game a dead cert for board game and comic book enthusiasts.